101 inmates get executive pardon in Kwara

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The Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has granted executive pardon to one hundred one inmates at Oke-Kura maximum and Mandala medium custodian centres of the state.

The State Comptroller of Correctional Service, Adebisi Francis, said that 83 among the total number of inmates who benefited the government gestures were released outrightly.

Francis said that the sentences of two inmates were also reduced from ten years to eight years while 16 condemned inmates were reduced to life imprisonment.

He urged the freed inmates to always shun all criminalities and be useful to the society at large.

He added that state has gaven the inmates second chance and they should return their gesture by contributing their quotas to the society.

He said further that the beneficiaries are those that have serve 75 percent out of their jail term, those with challenge and aged inmates.

Francis, however, appreciated the governor for giving the freed inmates palliative that will aide their incorporation into the society.

One of the released inmates, Francis Monday, commended the state Governor for his magnanimity and prayed that God would guide and guard him in piloting the affairs of the state.

It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari, had recently directed the decongestion of correctional centres across Nigeria as part of efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.

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