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Plateau Governor grants state pardon to 13 prisoners

Plateau Governor grants state pardon to 13 prisoners

Caleb Mutfwang, the Plateau State Governor, in exercising powers conferred to him by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has granted pardon to 13 prison inmates.

This act, was based on recommendations from the Plateau State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy to commemorates 25 years of uninterrupted democracy in Nigeria.

Governor Mutfwang stated, “In exercise of the powers conferred upon me under Section 212 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended, I, Barr. Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, Governor of Plateau State, Nigeria, after consultation with the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, do hereby exercise my power of Prerogative of Mercy”.

Among the beneficiaries, Bitrus Gonkir, Umar Adams, Monday Pam, and Jibrin Ibrahim received absolute pardon. Victor Pam will serve 1 year 8 months from approval date, Daniel Umar 2 years 11 months, Husaini Ya’u 2 years, and Dauda Joshua 5 years.

Additionally, Moses John will serve 1 year 2 months from approval date; Nanfa Yusuf, Harisu Abdullahi, and Binsing Nden had their death sentences commuted to life imprisonment.

Governor Mutfwang emphasised that the beneficiaries have shown remorse for their crimes, based on the recommendations from the Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy.

In a statement made available to Journalists Thursday in Jos, by Gyang Bere, his Director of Press and Public Affairs, the governor urged the public to focus on dialogue and reconciliation for a progressive and prosperous state, highlighting democracy as the best model for addressing national challenges.