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Governor Sani Pardons 110 Inmates in Kaduna

Governor of Kaduna State Uba Sani.

He stated that his decision was in accordance with the prerogative of mercy powers granted to him by Section 212 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

To mark this year’s Democracy Day and celebrate his first year in office, Kaduna State Governor Uba Sani has ordered the release of 110 inmates from the Nigerian Correctional Centre in the state. During a visit to the Kaduna State Correctional Centre, accompanied by human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN), the governor emphasized the need for rehabilitation of correctional centres in Kaduna.

Governor Sani explained that his decision to release the inmates was in line with the prerogative of mercy powers granted to him by Section 212 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Femi Falana commended Governor Sani for granting the pardons and urged state chief judges to conduct periodic inspections of police stations to prevent illegal detentions. He also called on state governors to prioritize the rehabilitation of correctional centres.

The Kaduna Correctional Centre, built in 1915 with a capacity for 500 inmates, currently houses over 3,000 inmates, most of whom are awaiting trial.

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