Governor of Yobe, Mai Mala Buni, set 115 inmates free.
Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has granted pardons to 115 inmates serving various jail terms across correctional centers in the state.
NewsReport Nigeria reports that this was disclosed by the Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Legal Matters, Barrister Saleh Samanja while presenting a report on strategies adopted by the Committee in selecting the benefiting inmates.
According to the chairman, the committee had visited correctional centers in Potiskum, Gashu’a, and Nguru and came up with a list of inmates to be freed.
The benefiting inmates are mostly those with minor offenses who are serving lesser jail terms, as well as those jailed with the option of a fine, among others.
“The inmates were very happy, and they have assured us that with this act of benevolence and mercy extended to them, they will never go back to their bad ways”, he said.
Governor Mai Mala Buni, who commended the committee for a job well done, also called on public-spirited individuals to key into the agenda towards building a better society.
He warned those inmates who made it to the list not to repeat the mistakes that took them to the correctional centers, saying the law would take its full course on whoever repeated such.