Ganduje Pardons 12 Inmates on Death Dow

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By Habib Sani Galadima

Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of Kano State, has released 12 people who had been on death row for 25 years.

Musbahu Kofar-Nassarawa, the spokesperson for the Nigeria Correctional Service, Kano State Command, released a statement on Tuesday in Kano that contained this.

Mr. Kofar-Nassarawa said the governor also commuted the death sentences of six inmates to life imprisonment.

“Ganduje also pardoned four female inmates with long-term sentences based on their good behavior and industry, as recommended by the correctional authority.

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

Abdullahi Garba-Rano, the head of the state’s Commission on Prerogative of Mercy, praised Mr. Ganduje for acting on the constitutionally granted authority to free the prisoners.

Also, Sulaiman Mohammad-Inuwa, who is in charge of prisons in the state, thanked Mr. Ganduje for making the prisons less crowded.

He cautioned the prisoners who had been freed not to commit any crimes that could land them back in jail.

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