Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari has graciously released six inmates on death row (IDR), commuted Nine IDR to life imprisonment, One to 15 years imprisonment and One other IDR to 30 years imprisonment.
This was announced by ASC Najibullah Idris, CPRO NCoS Katsina Command, in a statement made available to Okay.ng on Saturday.
According to the statement, this is to mark the celebration of independence Day as well as the overbearing need to decongest custodial centres across the state
The Assistant Controller General of Corrections Incharge zone B comprising of Katsina, Jigawa,Kano and Kaduna, ACG Usman Abubakar acting upon the directives of the Controller General of Corrections Halliru Nababa MFR, FICMN, Mni released the inmates who were granted the pardon/commutation by the State Governor
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The Controller of Corrections Katsina State Command, CC Muhammad Abdulmumin Haruna applauded the State Government for the kind gesture and appealed to court judges and magistrates to make use of non-custodial measures in reducing the overpopulated custodial facilities in the state so as to enable the service to perform it’s statutory duties of reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration of inmates back to the society as law-abiding citizens