Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, has ordered the release of 12 Prisoners in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 212 of the Constitution.
In a statement by the scredited to the special adviser to the governor on Media and Communications, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, the pardoned convicts comprised 10 people who were serving sentences of three years and above, ‘’with six months or less to serve.’’
The statement further noted that the other two convicts that were pardoned “were convicts who were released on ground of age. ‘’Gabriel Olugbenga was convicted and sentenced to seven years imprisonment for culpable homicide on June 23, 2016. He is 60 years old. He has six months left to serve and he was expected to be released on June 23, 2021,’’ he added.
It also stated that Tunde Ikuenaya was imprisoned on November 16, 2017, for four years for criminal misappropriation, noting that ‘’he is 64 years old and he was expected to be released on March 16, 2021.’’ The special adviser said Governor el-Rufai had also commuted the prison sentences of three convicts to five years, being ‘’long term prisoners who had served ten years and above and have shown good conduct.’’ ‘’Ifeanyi Chiebuike Nweke, Mohammed Mamman Santare and Samaila Danjuma were convicted and sentenced at various times for culpable homicide,’’ the statement clarified.’’