PRESS RELEASE GOVERNOR OKEZIE IKPEAZU GRANTS PARDON TO PRISONERS

PRESS RELEASE
GOVERNOR OKEZIE IKPEAZU GRANTS PARDON TO PRISONERS

The Governor of Abia state, Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, has in commemoration of the Christmas and New year celebrations, granted pardon to nine (9) prison inmates serving various jail terms at the Enugu, Aba, Umuahia and Kirikiri, Lagos prisons.

These Nine (9) prisoners were convicted by courts within Abia state for various offenses, ranging from murder to stealing, advanced fee fraud, and assault.
Two (2) of the prisoners had their death sentences commuted to life imprisonment, while another female murder convict, had her death sentence commuted to a pardon and an order made for her release.
The other six (6) prisoners were granted total pardon and also ordered to be released forthwith.

All the releases were made by the governor on the advice of the State Advisory council on Prerogative of Mercy, headed by the Hon. Attorney – General and commissioner for Justice of the state, Umuh Kalu (SAN).
The Governor wishes that the released prisoners will take advantage of the new lease of life granted them, and, forever refrain from criminality and remain law abiding citizens.

DATED THIS 22ND DAY OF DECEMBER 2018
UMEH KALU (SAN)
Chairman, state Advisory council on Prerogative of Mercy