Cross River State pardons over 30 prisoners

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    Ben Ayade the governor of Cross River State Governor 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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