Saturday, October 3, 2020

El-Rufai releases 25 prisoners, convert death sentences


THE Kaduna State college Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday announced the release of 25 prisoners and had others’ jail term reduced, including converting death sentences to life imprisonment.
The governor stated this in a message to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary.
El-Rufai also advised Nigerians to reflect “on governance and how powers and responsibilities are devolved between the states and the Federal Government.”
He said, “As we mark the diamond jubilee of our country’s freedom, it is customary that we extend a gesture of mercy to some persons that are serving their sentences in prisons within Kaduna State.
“Based on this decision, 25 convicts are to be released, while others have had their sentences reduced, including converting of death sentences for some convicted armed robbers to life imprisonment.”

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