Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has granted clemency to 39 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional facilities in the state.
Yahaya disclosed this in a statewide broadcast to the people of the state on Monday in Gombe, as part of activities to mark the New Year.
He said the gesture was done in the spirit of New Year and to give the inmates an opportunity to change into better people.
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He said: “In the spirit of the new year, and based on the recommendation of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, I have granted clemency to 39 convicted inmates in our custodial centres.
“Out of which 26 inmates will be granted unconditional pardon, while the remaining 13 have their sentences commuted to shorter periods.
“It is our hope that the beneficiaries will turn a new leaf and embrace this opportunity for a fresh start.”