Cross River State pardons over 30 prisoners


Ben Ayade the governor of Cross River State
Governor has granted clemency to over 30
prisoners who are currently serving jail term for
various crimes.

The governor explained that their release was in
the spirit of the celebration of the state’s 50th
anniversary which coincides with the Children’s
Day celebration.

A breakdown of the figure of the pardoned
prisoners shows that five prisoners were on
death row, 16 on life sentences, four inmates
above 60 years, while nine others were
terminally ill.
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