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Bauchi governor pardons 170 prison inmates

Bauchi governor pardons 170 prison inmates

The Bauchi State governor, Mohammed Abubakar has pardoned 170 prison inmates serving various prison terms in the state on the preroga­tive of mercy.
This was disclosed yesterday by the State Commissioner of Justice, Ibrahim Umar while giv­ing a scorecard of the ministry of justice in Bauchi.
He said the advisory council on prerogative of mercy com­mittee during the period under review visited all the prison for­mations across the state, where they scrutinised and physically verified the inmates and selected deserving candidates for scrutiny and recommendation to the gov­ernor.
“The council recommended a total of 170 inmates and the gov­ernor graciously approved the pardoning of the inmates. The pardoned inmates are now en­joying their freedom with their families, friends and loved ones,” he said.
He disclosed that the ministry in its bid to support the Internal­ly Generated Revenue of the state has successfully channeled to the treasury the sum of N59,497,000 million from vetting of agree­ment and sundries from January 2016 to May 19, 2017.-The Authority
 

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