Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday, granted pardon to 72 inmates of the Kaduna and Kafanchan Correctional Centres as part of government’s efforts at checking the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
The state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Aisha Dikko, who disclosed this to journalists, said 69 inmates were released from Kaduna correctional facility, while three were freed in Kafanchan.
The commissioner said 42 inmates who were freed from the Kaduna Correctional Centre were those with options of fine not exceeding N50,000.
Dikko said four inmates were serving prison sentences of three years and above with less than six months of their sentence to serve.
‘’From the Kafanchan Custodial Centre, two inmates were freed with three months left on their sentence, while one inmate was released because of old age,’’ she said.
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