Gboko Benue Governor Samuel Ortom
Benue Governor Samuel Ortom

Gov Ortom Frees 18 Prison Inmates in Benue

The Executive Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has granted amnesty to 18 inmates (released), commuted 4 other inmates’ death sentences to life imprisonment; and  reduced the sentence of an inmate from  21 to 18 years of imprisonment .

The benefiting inmates are from Benue State   but were transferred to serve their sentences in Plateau and and Taraba States.

Granting of the amnesty was sequel to the recommendations of good conduct, remorsefulness and illness of the inmates  made by Benue State Prisons authority  led by the Controller of Prisons, Mr. Peter Pevigo in the meeting of Benue State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy held on 4th day of December, 2017.

The Controller of Prisons, Mr Peter Pevigo thanked the governor of Benue State for helping in prison decongestion and making the released Prisoners to celebrate with their loved ones in this Christmas.

Nwanchor Stephen (ASP1)
Command PRO,
Benue State.
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