By Wilson Adekumola
Ahead of his May 29 inauguration as a second term Governor of Yobe, Mala Buni, has approved the release of 115 inmates serving lesser jail terms across correctional centres in the state.
This was made known by the Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Legal Matters, Barrister Saleh Samanja, during presentation of report on strategies adopted by the Committee in selecting the benefiting inmates.
The Chairman explained that the Committee had visited correctional centers in Potiskum, Gashu’a and Nguru and came up with a listed of inmates to be freed.
According to him, the benefiting inmates are mostly those with minor offences who are serving lesser jail terms, as well those jailed with option of fine, among others.
“The inmates were very happy and they have assured us that with this act of benevolence and mercy extended to them, they will never go back to their bad ways”, he said.
Governor Mai Mala Buni, who While commending the Committee for a job well done, the Governor urged members of the public to key into the agenda towards building a better society.
He then cautioned freed inmates not to repeat the mistakes that took them to the correctional centers, saying the law will take its full course on whoever repeated such.