MPNAIJA GIST:Cross River State pardons over 30 prisoners



Ben Ayade the governor of Cross River State Governor has granted clemency to over 30 prisoners who are currently serving jail term for various crimes.

 The governor explained that their release was in the spirit of the celebration of the state’s 50th anniversary which coincides with the Children’s Day celebration.

A breakdown of the figure of the pardoned prisoners shows that five prisoners were on death row, 16 on life sentences, four inmates above 60 years, while nine others were terminally ill.
MPNAIJA GIST:Cross River State pardons over 30 prisoners MPNAIJA GIST:Cross River State pardons over 30 prisoners Reviewed by Precious Amadi on May 29, 2017 Rating: 5

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