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INDEPENDENCE DAY: Gov Fintiri pardons 18 prisoners

Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has signed an executive order approving the release of 18 prisoners, serving various jail terms in 5 different correctional facilities across the state.

In a press statement signed and released by Solomon Kumangar D.G Media and Communications Government House Yola stated that the order is in commemoration of Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary.

It also stated that it is in pursuant of the Governors powers to Prerogative of Mercy, under section 22 (i) (d) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Documents giving effect to the Executive order has already been dispatched to the correctional facilities that include Numan, Yola, Ganye, Jada and Kojoli correctional services.

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