Adamawa Governor Pardons 18 Inmates To Mark Independence Day
The Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, has on Monday approved the release of 18 prisoners serving various jail terms in the state in commemoration of Nigeria’s 59th Independent Anniversary.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General, Media and Communications to the governor, Mr Solomon Kumangar.
The governor said in the statement that the action was in line with the constitution which granted him the power under prerogative of mercy.
The statement reads in part:
“In commemoration of Nigeria’s 59th Independent Anniversary, Fintiri has signed an Executive Order approving the release of 18 prisoners in five different correctional facilities across Adamawa State.
“This is pursuant to the governor’s powers of Prerogative of Mercy, under section 22 (i) (d) of the Constitution,” he said.
He said that the prisoners that would be set free were selected from Yola, Numan, Ganye, Jada and Kojoli prisons.