Nasarawa - The Chief Judge (CJ) of Nasarawa State, Justice Suleiman Dikko, on Friday, granted pardon to 28 inmates awaiting trial in four federal prisons in the state.
The chief judge announced the pardon when he visited Nasarawa Prison as part of his tour to decongest prisons in the state.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the four federal prisons in the state are located in Lafia, Keffi, Nasarawa and Wamba.
Dikko named the pardoned inmates as Samaila Agidi, Jineidu Fahomu and Kenneth Yohana from Lafia Prison and Jummai Mohammed and Felix Amadu from Wamba Prison.
Also released were Joshua Daruwana from Nasarawa Prison and Abdullahi Usman, Hassan Adamu, Bashiru Yakubu, Hassan Hassan, Anayo Chuku, Ali Abdulkarim and Vincent Amos from Keffi Prisons.
Others were Hakilu Musa, Abdullahi Musa, Samuel Makama, Mohammed Musa, Luckman Usman, Masuwudu Abdullahi, Danjuma Audu, Ishaya Asentu, Vitalis Enji, Abdullahi Hassan, Abdullahi Maikarfi from Keffi Prisons.
The rest, from Keffi Prisons included Chika Aleke, Ismaila Musa, Shemsudeen Mohammed and Adamu Abdullahi.
“My decision to discharge the inmates is in line with my determination to ensure justice to those who were wrongly imprisoned and to decongest prisons in the state”, he said.
Dikko, therefore, advised beneficiaries of the gesture not to return to crime and urged them to exhibit character that acceptable in the society.
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