Nigeria @ 60: El-Rufai Grants State Pardon To 25 Prisoners
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, has realesed 25 prisoiners and reduced the sentence for nine others this took place on thursday 1st October 2020.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai disclosed this in his message to mark the Nigerians 60th independence anniversary.
“As we mark the Diamond jubilee of our country’s freedom, it is customary that we extend a gesture of mercy to some persons who are bound to serve their sentence in the state prison.
Further stated “I have exercise powers vested by the section 212 of the Constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, and accepted the recommendations of the Advisory council on Prerogative of mercy to commute the sentences of 34 convicts.
“Based on this decision, 25 prisioners are to be realsed while the remaining 9 will have their sentenced reduced.
Governor El-Rufai stressed the commitment of his government to ensure peace and harmony in all parts of the state.