Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has approved the grant of prerogative of mercy to 27 prison inmates in the state.
Yobe pardons 27 prisoners
From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
The state Commissioner for Justice and Chairman, Prerogative of Mercy Committee, Barr. Saleh Samanja said the release of the inmates was in line with the Presidential directive to decongest prisons in the country.
He said the release of the inmates was intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in over-populated environments including the prisons.
“The governor’s approval is in accordance with section 212 of the
Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.