As part of activities to mark the New Year 2020, Governor Mai Mala Buni, of Yobe state has granted pardon to six inmates who were convicted and are serving jail terms for various offences.
In a statement by the Commissioner of Home Affairs and Information and
Culture, Abdullahi Bego, the governor granted them pardons in exercise of his Prerogative of Mercy as conferred on him by Section 212 (1) of the Constitution of the country and based on the advice of the Prerogative of Mercy Advisory Council.
“Those who were granted pardon are Isa Mohammed, who was jailed for a year and six months and serving his time at the Potiskum Medium Security Prison; Isa Haruna who was also convicted and sentenced to a year and six months and also serving his jail term in Potiskum; and Umar Ibrahim, who was convicted and sentenced to three years and serving his jail term at the Gashu’a Prison.
“Others are Manu Dari, jailed for three years and serving in Gashu’a; Adamu Bello serving a jail term of two years and seven months in Potiskum and Adamu Jauro Julee who was jailed for 11 months and 23 days and now serving his jail term at the Potiskum Medium Security Prison,” the statement reads in part.
The governor while reflecting on the outgoing year, observes that 2019 was full of opportunities, and trials for the state but expressed gratitude to Almighty God for the successes the state has recorded during the period.
Buni expressed optimism that given the groundwork laid in the recent period, 2020 will be a year of renewal and more socio-economic progress for the state.