This is contained in a statement signed in Awka by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Mike Udah.
According to the statement, the exercise was in compliance with the constitutional powers of the governor.
The statement noted that three inmates: Chidiebele Okolisa, Nafiu Mohammed and Kenechukwu Nwobodo, were released from Awka Prison, while Chibuzo Ekweizu and Chukwudi Okonkwo were released from Aguata Prison.
“The beneficiaries from Onitsha Prison are Mmaduabuchi Ojimba, Dick Iboro, Ikechukwu Nnamani, Amaechi Oloh, Chukwunonso Igbomalu, Sunday Udezulu and Ibrahim Ahmed.
“Other lucky ones from Onitsha Prison are Chinedum Ephraim, Adebayo Damilare, Christian Okeke, Julius Nweke, Sundy Ogugua, Chijioke Oforkalu, Nnamdi Nwabunwanne and Donatus Obioha.
The statement said that from Enugu Prison, Kennedy Okechukwu Okolonta and Onyeka Abugu had their terms reduced to 21 years from life imprisonment from the dates of their sentences, while Nnenna Obi from the same (Enugu) prison was also released, (NAN)