President Buhari grants pardon to 2,600 inmates, others

April 9, 2020

President Muhammad Buhari has granted presidential pardon to about 2,600 inmates nationwide.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola disclosed this during a world press conference held in Abuja on Thursday.

Aregbesola was flanked at the conference by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami and Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

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According to Mr. Aregbesola, seventy of the said inmates will be released today, Thursday, April 9, 2020, from Kuje maximum custodial centre.

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Also, three other high profile persons also benefited from the presidential amnesty which means that they were never convicted.

The Interior Minister said the gesture was based on compassion.

More details will follow…

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