Buhari pardons late Anthony Enahoro, late Prof Ambrose Alli, others

Buhari pardons late Anthony Enahoro, late Prof Ambrose Alli, others

- President Muhammadu Buhari has offered pardon to some late prominent Nigerians

- Among such persons are late Anthony Enahoro and late Professor Ambrose Alli

- The minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said this is a gesture that was borne out of compassion on the part of the president

A posthumous offer of pardon was granted to late Ambrose Alli and late Chief Anthony Enahoro by President Muhammadu Buhari.

This was revealed in Abuja on Thursday, April 9, by the minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, The Nation reports.

Aregbesola said three other high profile persons were also granted pardon from the presidential amnesty.

The minister expressed gratitude to President Buhari for this gesture that was borne out of compassion, adding that about 70 inmates of the Kuje custodian centre in Abuja will be released so as to decongest the place.

He disclosed the move by the president came after recommendations by the presidential committee and the need to reduce the number of inmates following the spread of coronavirus in the country.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the federal government had frowned at the arrest of the pilots who flew oil workers into Rivers state on Tuesday, April 7.

The minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the commissioner of police in the state and the commander of the Air Force Base in Port Harcourt would have to answer for alleged incompetence.

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Sirika stated in his reaction to the arrest in Port Harcourt that the federal government would take necessary and constitutional actions on the matter.

Wike on Tuesday, April 7, ordered the arrest of two helicopter pilots who allegedly violated the lockdown order by flying in expatriates after all routes leading to the state were closed.

Their arrest came after the state government issued an Executive Order closing all borders to curb the spread of coronavirus in the south-south state.

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The two pilots have been remanded in prison by a Port Harcourt magistrate court. The governor further said he was willing to testify against anyone who disobeys the state’s border closure regulations.

The pilots were operating essential oil and gas services, as approved by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)’s notice to airmen, according to the Flight Crew Association of Nigeria.

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