No fewer than 33 inmates, languishing in various jails across Adamawa State have been freed by governor Muhamadu Bindow, to mark this year’s Democracy Day in the state.
The release of the inmates is with immediate effect, as all legal formalities have been concluded with the Nigerian Prisons Services in the state.
A press release by Ahmed Sajoh, commissioner for Information and Strategy, said the freeing of the inmates, was based on the advice of the Advisory Committee on Prerogative Mercy in the state.
The breakdown of the freed inmates showed that, Yola prison has the highest number with 14 inmates, Jada prison nine (9), and six inmates were released from Mubi prison.
Numan prison had three inmates released and Jimeta prison has one inmate freed from prison custody.
Meanwhile, Governor Bindow said this year’s celebrations would be law keyed due what he described as security challenges been faced in the state.
In a brief broadcast to the people of the state, Bindow said security mood of the state would not allow rolling out of drums in a big way.
“This is particularly so, for the areas that experienced some form of security challenges resulting in loss of lives and property.
“It is in honour of all those who lost their lives either as a result of insurgent or communal clashes that we are dedicating this year to prayers and supplications to the Almighty”.
The governor urged the Clergy in the state to organise prayers for the state and the nation at large.
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