10 Prisoners & 1 Ex-Convict Pardoned By El-Rufai
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has pardoned 10 prisoners and approved their release.
Governor El-Rufai also pardoned Capt. Idris S. Mohammed (rtd), a retired soilder and ex-con.
El-Rufai’s decision is based on the Kaduna State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy recommendations, and to celebrate the New Year.
He further went on to say it is customary to show compassion to deserving prisoners during New Year celebrations.
The convicts were serving jail terms ranging from three to six years, with less than six months left to finish their sentences. Those pardoned for good behaviour are: Habibu Iliyasu, Ibrahim Mohammed, Ibrahim Auwalu, Abubakar Abdullahi, Shehu Usman, Ibrahim Stephen, Saidu Idris, Ashimu Danmutuwa, Kabiru Mohammed and Aliyu Yusuf.
El-Rufai also approved the recommendation to pardon Capt. Idris Mohammed to remove the stigma of an ex-convict from him.