Three convicts at a prison in Adamawa State have been granted clemency by Governor Ahmadu Fintiri.
In the Numan Local Government Area, the governor commuted the sentences of three inmates: Zaro Boniface, Luka Grastone, and Jauro Banyi.
In a same vein, the governor modified Jibrilla Usman’s death sentence to life in prison at the Yola Town Custodial Centre.
On the advice of the Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy and in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 212(i) (d) of the Constitution of Nigeria 1999, Fintiri made the decisions as part of the celebrations for Nigeria’s independence anniversary.
According to a statement released by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Humwashi Wonosikou, the three inmates were freed in honor of Independence Day, 2023.
The earlier Independence Day speech by the governor echoed this sentiment, saying that Nigeria’s potential is limited only by the ambitions of its people.
“Statehood provided Nigeria with the historic opportunity to free itself from colonial oppression, to make independent decisions regarding the country’s destiny, and to build the confident future for the nation,” Fintiri added.