Governor Nasir El-Rufai has pardoned 4 prisoners in commemoration of Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Anniversary.
The convicts who were pardoned are Abdullahi Haruna, Usman Ahmed, Mohammed Sani and Khalillullahi Mohammed.
A statement from Kashim Ibrahim House stated that the release of the prisoners is a customary gesture of compassion exercised by Governor El-Rufai, based on powers conferred by Section 212 of the 1999 Constitution. The Governor acted on the recommendation of the state’s Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy.
The pardoned convicts were serving sentences of three years and above, and had six months or less to the end of their prison terms. Governor El-Rufai urged the pardoned prisoners to be of good conduct as they reunite with their families and are re-integrated into the larger society.