Cross River State Government pardons 30 prisoners

Cross River State Government pardons 30 prisoners
The Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade has granted clemency to over 30 prisoners who are currently serving jail term for various crimes.

The governor explained that their release was in the spirit of the celebration of the state’s 50th anniversary which coincides with the Children’s Day celebration.

A breakdown of the figure of the pardoned prisoners shows that five prisoners were on death row, 16 on life sentences, four inmates above 60 years, while nine others were terminally ill.

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