In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 01st, October, 2020

Gov El-Rufai Units 25 Prisoners Free On Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day

Gov El-Rufai Sets 25 Prisoners Free On Nigeria's 60th Independence Day


Nasir El-Rufai

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has set 25 prisoners free and likewise lowered the sentence of 9 others on the event of Nigeria’s 60th Independence.

The governor disclosed this in his message to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary, on Thursday, October 1, in Kaduna.

He mentioned: “As we mark the diamond jubilee of our nation’s freedom, it’s customary that we lengthen a gesture of mercy to some individuals which can be serving their sentence in prisons inside Kaduna State.

“I’ve exercised powers vested by Part 212 of the Structure and accepted the suggestions of the Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy to commute the sentences of 34 convicts.

“Primarily based on this resolution, 25 convicts are to be launched, whereas others have had their sentences lowered, together with committal of demise sentences for some convicted armed robbers to life imprisonment.”

El-Rufai confused the dedication of his authorities to make sure peace and concord in numerous communities.

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