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Ganduje Pardons 12 Inmates On Death Row

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Mar 8, 2023 #Ganduje, #Kano

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Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has pardoned 12 inmates on death row who have spent 25 years awaiting execution.

This was revealed in a statement released on Tuesday in Kano by Musbahu Kofar-Nassarawa, the spokesperson for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NIS), Kano State Command.

According to Kofar-Nassarawa, the governor also remitted six prisoners’ death sentences to life in prison.

”Ganduje also pardoned four female inmates with long term sentences based on their good behaviour and industriousness as recommended by the correctional authority.

“He gave the released inmates N5,000 each as transportation fare to enable them reunite with their families”, he said

The Chairman of the state Committee on Prerogative of Mercy, Mr Abdullahi Garba-Rano, commended Ganduje for using the power conferred on him by the constitution to release the inmates.

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