Committee on Prerogative of Mercy to Recommend 200 Prisoners for Pardon


By Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja

Over 200 inmates in prisons across the country are to be recommended for presidential pardon by the Presidential Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy (PACPM) upon completion of the committee’s


This hint was given by the Assistant Controller of Prisons Operations, Mr. Abubakar Garba, in a statement issued Monday by the Special Duties Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

Garba gave the optimism during the

nationwide visit to prisons by PACPM to investigate cases of prisoners and ex-convicts, who are deserving of presidential pardon, with the ultimate aim of decongesting prisons in the country.

The committee in the course of its assignment, visited the Ikoyi and Kirikiri prisons in Lagos and other jails in Awka, Anambra State, Kwale and Ogwashi-ukwu, Delta State,…

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