The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje had pardoned 87 inmates across the prison facilities in the state as part of the Eid el Kabir celebration.
This was confirmed in the statement by the Kano State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) who said the inmates were released based on the categories of their offences.
“77 inmates’ fines were settled and compensated, while 10 Inmates on Death Row (IDR) were pardoned by the governor, including a female, the statement said.
The correctional authority attested to the good behaviour and dedication of the freed inmates towards their reformation programmes, noting that they had shown remorse for their crimes.
The statement further revealed that in addition to the freedom, Ganduje offered them N5,000 each to serve as transport fare.
The Comptroller of Corrections, Kano State Command, Mr Sulaiman Inuwa, commended the governor on behalf of the Comptroller General of Corrections, Mr Haliru Nababa.
It was also gathered that Ganduje donated cows, rams and rice to the other inmates to celebrate the Eid.