Adamawa Governor Ahmadu Fintiri has pardoned six inmates serving various prison terms in five Correctional institutions across the State.
The Governor did this in commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day, according to a statement from Government House, Yola.
The statement by Humwashi Wonosikou, Fintiri’s Press Secretary, said the Governor exercised the powers conferred on him by section 212 (i)(b) of Nigeria’s Constitution.
Wonosikou said Governor Fintiri also commuted the death sentence of another inmate to life imprisonment.
He said the seven inmates were serving their terms in Yola old, Jada, Numan, Mubi, and Jimeta Correctional facilities.
The Governor’s press secretary added that Governor Fintiri acted in line with the recommendation of the Council on the Prerogative of Mercy as part of efforts to decongest some of the overburdened Correctional Centres.
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