ANTI-COVID-19: Ebonyi Gov Grants Amnesty to 33 Prison Inmates
His Excellency Engr. Chief David Nweze Umahi FNSE, FNATE, Governor of Ebonyi State has today 17th April, 2020, graciously granted amnesty to thirty three inmates in the various custodial centres of the State. These 33 inmates comprises of the aged and those with minor offences. This is in line with the efforts of the Federal Government towards averting the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria.
These 33 inmates were made to sign affidavit of good behavior, they also promised to be law abiding as they return to the larger society.
The Controller of Corrections Ebonyi State Command, Emelia Adobi Oputa, on behalf of the Controller General of Corrections, Ja’afaru Ahmed, heartily appreciated His Excellency for this gesture, and appealed to the State Government, Organizations and philanthropists to partner with Nigerian Correctional Service towards reintegration and after care of released inmates, in order to curb recidivism.
ASC1 IYASEI NNEKA CHARITY
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
EBONYI STATE COMMAND