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  • Samson Omale

Plateau State Governor, grant pardon to 13 prison inmates in Plateau State.

Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang has granted pardon to 13 prison inmates in Plateau State.

The pardon was granted based on recommendations from the Plateau State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy as part of events to commemorate 25 years of uninterrupted democracy in Nigeria.

Governor Mutfwang said he decided to grant the pardon as part of the powers conferred upon him under Section 212 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended.

Among the beneficiaries are Bitrus Gonkir, Umar Adams, Monday Pam, and Jibrin Ibrahim who all received absolute pardon. Victor Pam will serve 1 year 8 months from approval date, Daniel Umar 2 years 11 months, Husaini Ya'u 2 years, and Dauda Joshua 5 years.

Additionally, Moses John will serve 1 year 2 months from approval date; Nanfa Yusuf, Harisu Abdullahi, and Binsing Nden had their death sentences commuted to life imprisonment.

Governor Mutfwang emphasized that the beneficiaries have shown remorse for their crimes, based on the recommendations from the Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy.

He urged the public to focus on dialogue and reconciliation for a progressive and prosperous state, highlighting democracy as the best model for addressing national challenges.

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