The Adamawa State governor, Sen. Mohamadu Jibrilla Bindow on Monday pardoned 39 prisoners serving various jail terms in the state.
Bindow disclosed this in a statement issued by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ahmad Sajoh, as part of events marking the 2018 new year celebrations.
The released prisoners were advised to use their newly earned freedom to turn a new leaf in their lives.
“Eleven of the released prisoners were from Yola prison, nine from Jimeta prison, while one of the convicts was from Ganye prison.
“The measure was part of the prerogative of mercy by the governor and acting on the advisory committee of the Prerogative of mercy headed by Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Mr. Silas Sanga.
“Others released prisoners were nine from Jada prison and seven from Numan prison while two others had their death sentences commuted to life sentences,” the statement read.