Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

8 prisoners granted pardon in Abia

25 December 2012, 06:52

Umuahia - Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia has granted pardon to eight prisoners in commemoration of the Christmas celebration.

Orji’s gesture was announced in a statement issued in Umuahia on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Ugochukwu Emezue.

The beneficiaries included Ngozi Simon, Ngozi Esina, Okwuonu Eme, Lawrence Egbu and Sunday Amala who were serving various jail terms for murder.

The rest were Chidiebere Jacob and Pius Anizo who were convicted of manslaughter, and Chibuzo Azuonwe who was convicted of robbery.

Meanwhile, in a Christmas message also made available to newsmen, Orji urged Christians in the state to "continue to exhibit those virtues Jesus Christ symbolises".

He charged them "to use this period to pray for the peace and unity of Nigeria" in view of the current security challenges in the country.

The statement quoted the governor as saying that ‘’prayers can change situations for good.

"The governor said he is optimistic that the country will soon become the envy of other nations."

The statement assured the people of adequate security of lives and property during and after the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

- NAN

Tags abia
NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Deploying Fani-Kayode was the mas...

Choosing FFK was the nail that sealed Jonathan's fate. Who would have thought that Nigeria's president and ruling party would by themselves hammer the nail that sealed their coffin? Read more...

Real Madrid and the self-destruct...

If Real Madrid Football Club continues with their current policies, they may never ever be able to dominate the world of club football again. Read more...

Submitted by
Jackson Udom
Court restrains lawyer, others fr...

A High Court of the FCT has granted an injunction restraining an Abuja based lawyer from publishing or causing to be published any defamatory statement against Senator Godswill Akpabio.  Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
The successes and excesses in the...

The order to crush Boko Haram by the end of the year is well intended and most appropriate, however it opens up reasons for concern based on history and as has been elucidated in recent reports. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Donald Trump slams Obama for givi...

Donald Trump in a latest campaign speech blasted the Obama-led US government for ISIS successfully acquiring 2300 US built armored Humvees from Iraq mid last year when Mosul fell.  Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Time to sign #RecallNASS petition...

While global oil prices dropped 70%, Nigeria's lawmakers' budget stayed between a whopping N120-150 billion!  Read more...