From Andrew Ajijah, Jos
Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State has granted prerogative of mercy to four inmates who were earlier condemned to death by hanging, while others were granted pardoned to serve life imprisonment.
This was made known in a state wide broadcast of the governor last Sunday, as part of activities to mark the 63rd Nigeria Independence.
“On this remarkable day, it is my pleasure to exercise my Prerogative of Mercy as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Having reviewed the recommendations of the Council on Prerogative of Mercy, I hereby approve as follows:
“The benefiting prisoners include: Danladi Musa, who was sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Culpable
Homicide and having served 17 years is granted Absolute Pardon, Tali Zingtim, who was also sentenced to death by Hanging for criminal Conspiracy and Armed Robbery is now to serve 21 years Imprisonment.”
“Similarly, one Ponzing Nanshep, who was sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Criminal Conspiracy and Culpable Homicide will serve 21 years Imprisonment.
“Also, Dauda Joshua who was sentenced to death by hanging for Culpable Homicide will serve Life Imprisonment.
Governor Mutfwang used the occasion to acknowledge Plateau citizens for supporting his administration so far.
“I wish to thank every citizen for the immense support we have enjoyed since assumption of office. I urge you to keep faith with us and remain positive that we shall make good our promises.”
“I wish you a Happy and Hope Inspiring Independence celebration and be rest assured that we are committed to the Peace and Prosperity of our land.”