Over 100 death row prisoners in Kano correctional centres beg for pardon


Over 100 inmates on Death Row have pleaded with the Kano State Government and the Committee of Propagative of Mercy for clemency.

A statement signed by the PRO of the Kano Correctional Center, Musbahu Lawan Kofar Mata, said the Controller of Correctional Centers, Suleiman Inuwa, already presented a list of inmates who have formally applied for clemency to the committee.

He said the Controller presented the lists of those who are seeking clemency to the Chairperson of the Kano State Prerogative of Mercy Committee, Hajiya Azumi Namadi Bebeji following the committee’s visit to the Maximum Security Custodial Centre, Janguzu, Kano.

He noted that the chairperson received the list of inmates on Death Row (IDR), those serving life imprisonment as well as those serving long Sentences.

Also, inmates with serious medical challenges, elderly inmates and other classes of inmates in the state made the list.

The Chairperson assured the inmates that the government would look into their conditions based on the attestation of good conduct and industry while in custody to be made by the Correctional Service.

Bebeji expressed delight over inmates who memorized the Holy Quran as well as the brilliance of some inmates who got 9 credits in the National Examination Council (NECO) and ( NBIS) and are seeking admission into the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

She called on all inmates to obey the rules of the Custodial Centre and be productive to themselves and society

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