By Daniel Ezeigwe
The Governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano has granted reprieve to one hundred persons serving various terms in correctional facilities in the state between January 2020 to April 2021.
Speaking with the Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Anambra State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Dr. Mrs Uju Nwogu, said that the reprieve was granted to those of them who met the stipulated criteria under the law, such as those who have served more than half of their sentences and are of good behaviour., inmates convicted of simple offences and are of good behaviour, aged inmates who are over 65 years old, inmates who are very sick, suffering from infectious and terminal diseases, inmates who have almost served out their terms and those whose sentences also have options of fine.
She charged those that have benefited from this round of reprieve to be of good behaviour when they rejoin the society.
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