Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has granted pardon to four prison inmates.
The Governor also said the pardons were granted for reasons of good conduct by the prisoners with effect from the different dates of their sentences.
Lalong disclosed this while speaking at the 61st Independence Day parade held at the Rwang Pam Township Stadium, Jos, the state capital.
He said, “In the spirit of the 61st Independence Anniversary and in exercise of the powers conferred on me as Governor in Section 212 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria 1999 (As Amended), after due consultation with the State Advisory Council on Prerogative Of Mercy, I have granted absolute pardon to four prisoners serving jail terms having been convicted for various offences.”
According to him, “All these pardons are granted for reasons of good conduct, with effect from the different dates of sentences.
Those granted the pardon were Obinna John, Sagir Mukaila, Teryile Ishi and Daniel Honok.
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