Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has issued pardon to about 90 inmates across Kano’s Correctional Centres in honour of the Holy Eid el Kabir holiday.
Mr Musbahu Lawal, the Kano Command of the Nigerian Coorectional Service, announced this on Saturday.
It stated that the inmates were pardoned and released based on several categories of offences.
“About 77 inmates’ fines were settled and compensated while 10 inmates on Death Row (IDR) were also pardoned by the governor. “
Amongst the 10 on death row, three were sentenced to life imprisonment, including a female inmate, the statement said.
Truthlive.net learnt through a report by NAN that since inception, the Ganduje administration had made it a tradition to visit the correctinal centres for Sallah celebration.
It was gathered that Ganduje donated cows, rams, and rice to the inmates, to celebrate the Eid.