Saturday, 26 December 2015 16:13

Abia Governor Pardons Scores Of Prisoners

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Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has ordered the release of 20 prisoners convicted of stealing, armed robbery, conspiracy, intent to commit felony among other offences, in the spirit of boxing day. The prisoners were released based on the advice and recommendation of the Abia State Advisory Council on prerogative of mercy headed by the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Umeh Kalu to the Governor.

A press release by Barrister Kalu, urged the released prisoners to be law abiding and join hands with fellow Abians in the drive to provide a better future for the state and country at large. Some of the prisoners released were being held in prisons at Aba, Umuahia, Port Harcourt as well as Enugu Federal Prisons.

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