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Ramadan: Gov Buni pardons 33 inmates in Yobe



As part of activities marking this year’s Ramadan fasting month, Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni has pardoned 33 inmates from various correctional centres in the state.

Alhassan Sule Mamudo, the Information Officer of the Yobe State Ministry of Justice, revealed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Damaturu on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the inmates were pardoned by the governor based on the advice of the Yobe State Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy, led by the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Saleh Samanja.

“The Advisory Council, before the release of the inmates, visited Potiskum, Nguru, and Gashu’a Correctional Services for the pardoning. The Attorney General said they visited all the correctional facilities in the state to find out who deserves to enjoy the executive pardon.

“After careful deliberations, the advisory council came up with a 33-man list of inmates for consideration by His Excellency Hon. Mai Mala Buni, the Executive Governor of Yobe State, whom he graciously accepted and approved their release for them to enjoy freedom through the executive order vested on His Excellency,” Samanja said.

The statement added that on the eve of Ramadan, Governor Mai Mala Buni approved the release of food palliatives to all the correctional facilities across the state for inmates to also enjoy the bounty of the Ramadan season.


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