10th July, 2022
By Aisha Ahmed
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has granted pardon to about 90 inmates across the Correctional Centres in Kano, in Eid-el-Kabir spirit.
This is contained in a statement from the Kano Command of The Nigerian Correctional Service, Mr Musbahu Lawal, on Saturday.
According to the statement, the inmates were pardoned and released based on various categories of offences.
“About 77 inmates’ fines were settled and compensated while 10 inmates on Death Row (IDR) were also pardoned by the governor. “
Amongst the ten on death row, three were sentenced to life imprisonment, including a female inmate, the statement said.
The Correctional authority attested to the good behaviour and dedication of the freed inmates, towards their reformation programmes and had shown remorse for their crimes.
In addition to the freedom, Governor Ganduje offered them N5,000 each, to serve as transport fare.
Mr Sulaiman Inuwa, the Comptroller of Corrections, Kano State Command, commended the governor on behalf of the Controller General of Corrections, Mr Haliru Nababa.
He expressed appreciation to the governor for the relentless support and assistance to the command over time.
Since its inception, the Ganduje administration had made it a tradition to visit the correctional centres for the Sallah celebration.
It was gathered that Ganduje donated cows, rams, and rice to the inmates, to celebrate Eid.