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Fintiri Pardons 5 Inmates and Commutes 2 Death Sentences

By Zakariyya Aliyu Gwaram

Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has granted pardons to five inmates and commuted the death sentences of two others as part of the 2024 Democracy Day celebrations.

This was discxl disclosed in a Press statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor,Humwashi Wonosikou.

The pardoned inmates include Ali Abdul, Mohammed Goni, and Hapsatu Idi from Yola Old Correctional Centre, Buba Usman Mai from Numan Correctional Centre, and Yusuf Ali and Babala Benson from Yola New Correctional Facility.

The Governor’s decision to pardon these individuals was based on the advice of the Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy and the powers vested in him by Section 212(i) (d) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended.

Additionally, the death sentences of Usman Inuwa and Joseph Eugene, both serving at Yola New Correctional Centre, have been commuted to life imprisonment. Governor Fintiri’s actions took immediate effect as all legal formalities with the correctional institutions have been concluded.

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