- Twenty-two convicted prisoners have been granted amnesty by Governor Muhammadu Bindow of Adamawa state
- The state governor granted the inmates amnesty to commemorate Nigeria's 58th Independence Anniversary
- This was disclosed by the state's commissioner for information, Ahmad Sajo
Governor Muhammadu Bindow of Adamawa state has granted amnesty to 22 inmates to commemorate the nation’s 58th Independence Anniversary.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Governor Bindow granted the amnesty in a statement signed by Ahmad Sajo, the state commissioner for information in Yola on Monday, October 1.
Legit.ng notes that the statement read: “As part of the celebrations of the nation’s 58 years independence anniversary, Gov. Muhammadu Bindow has granted amnesty to 22 convicted prisoners.
“The prisoners were serving their sentences in various prisons across the state. The governor also granted clemency to one convict whose death sentence had been commuted to life imprisonment."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Senate president and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara respectively, were both absent at Eagle Square, Abuja, where the nation’s 58th independence anniversary was celebrated by dignitaries and many elder statesmen.
Those present at the parade were President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, Walter Onnoghen, the chief justice of Nigeria, and former head of state, Yakubu Gowon, and many other top public figures.
Efforts to speak with Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki's spokesperson, proved unsuccessful. Dogara's spokesperson, Turaki Hassan, said he had no idea if his boss was invited to the event or why he did not attend.
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