As Nigeria marks Democracy Day on June 12, Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has pardoned six inmates serving various Prison terms in five Correctional Institutions across the State.
A statement by Humwashi Wonosikou, Fintiri’s press secretary said the governor exercised the powers conferred on him by section 212 (i)(b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Governor Fintiri also commuted the death sentence of another inmate to life imprisonment.
According to a statement signed by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, the seven inmates are serving their terms in Yola old, Jada, Numan, Mubi, and Jimeta Correctional facilities.
Governor Fintiri acted in line with the recommendation of the Council on the Prerogative of Mercy.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri’s decision is part of efforts to decongest some of the overburdened Correctional Centres as Nigeria marks Democracy Day.
This day marks exactly a year when Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri equally pardoned forty-six inmates serving Prison terms across Correctional Institutions in Adamawa State.