El-Rufa’i pardons 12 inmates in Kaduna


By Abba Gwale

Kaduna state governor Malam Nasir El-rufa’i has ordered the release of 12 inmates from Kaduna prison.

This was disclosed by the governor’s Special Adviser on Media, Muyiwa Adekeye.

Muyiwa said, ten of the beneficiaries were sentenced to three or more years and they have three or four months to exhaust their terms, while the remaining two were released as a result of their long stay in prison.

“Gabriel Olugbenga was sentenced to seven years in prison for murder in 2016 and now he’s 60 years of age, and he’s expected to exhaust his stay in June, 2020, while 64 years old Tunde Ikuenaya was also sentenced for four years in November 2017, and he’s also expected to exhaust his remaining days on March, 2021.

El-rufa’i has also reduced the terms of three inmates to five years after they have spent 10 years or more, and are now morally okay.

He further said “Ifeanyi Chiebuike Nweke, Muhammad Mamman Santare, and Samaila Danjuma were sentenced to prison for murder on different times.”

Muyiwa said, El-rufa’i exercised his right as executive governor of Kaduna state as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal republic of Nigeria to release and reduce the years of the inmates.

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