Yuletide: Orji Grants Pardon To 12 Prisoners

Must Read

COVID-19: Shutdown All State Borders, Delta Govt Tells FG

 Delta State Government has urged the Federal Government to close all inter-State borders in order to properly contain the...

Pastor Jailed For Claiming There’s No Coronavirus In Africa

A pastor has been charged and jailed by authorities in Uganda for allegedly denying the existence of the new...

Your ID Card Is Your Pass During Lockdown – Lai Mohammed Tells Journalists

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says journalists must use their valid identity cards to access their workplace during the...

COVID-19: Soyinka Describes Buhari’s Lockdown Of States As ‘Political Virus’

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari's order to lock down states in the nation by...

Coronavirus: My Position On Economy Misundersood – Tinubu

Bola Ahmed Tinubu National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says he hasn't called for...
Ardent Reader, News Freak, Socio-Political Commentator, Archaeologist & Pro-Democrat.

Theodore OrjiGov. Theodore Orji of Abia has approved the release of 12 persons serving different jail terms in various prisons in the state.

A statement issued on Monday in Umuahia by Chief Kalu Umeh, the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of the state, noted that the gesture was “in commemoration of the Christmas and New Year celebrations.”

It stated that the governor acted in line with the powers of prerogative of mercy conferred on him by Section 212 of the 1999 constitution as amended.

It listed the beneficiaries to include Boniface Okezie and Ikemdinachi Okezie, who were incarcerated for manslaughter, and Okezie Emerole and Peter Obida, who were imprisoned for murder.

Others were Anthony Anokwuru, who was jailed for an attempt to commit murder, Ezeogo Ogbonnaya, Ndukwe Ogbuisi and Sunday Chukwu jailed for conspiracy, while Ogadinma Uka and Ndubuisi Nwanosike were jailed for armed robbery.

Voctor Ojiegbe and Ugochukwu Odoemelam, who were serving jail terms for assault “and entering into a dwelling place”, were also released.

- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -