By Hassan Umar Shallpella, Adamawa
As part of celebration to mark over 20 years of uninterrupted democracy in Nigeria, Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has pardoned nine inmates serving prison terms in various Correctional Institutions across the State.
According to a statement by Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou, the nine pardoned inmates are serving jail terms in Ganye, Jada, Jimeta, Numan and Yola Old Correctional facilities.
The statement said, “the Governor acting on the advice of the Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy, and in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 212(i) (d) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria 1999 as amended has ordered the release of 9 reformed prisoners in commemoration of the 2021 Democracy Day.”
The statement added that the release is to take effect immediately as all other legal formalities have been concluded with the Correctional Institutions.