Governor Uduaghan Pardons 77-Year-Old, 2 Other Deathrow Inmates

Governor Uduaghan Pardons 77-Year-Old, 2 Other Deathrow Inmates

By News Desk | The Trent on October 7, 2014
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Emmanuel Uduaghan
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A 77-year old inmate, Dickson Umukoro along with two others on death row were pardoned by governor Emmanuel Uduaghan as part of activities to commemorate Nigeria’s 54th independence anniversary in line with the governor’s power of prerogative as stated in Section 212 of the 1999 Constitution.

The information which was contained in a Vanguard report, the two others freed included Monday Tom, 53, and another unnamed adolescent, both of which were condemned to death about seven years ago.

Governor Uduaghan also pardoned Dele Mokwunye, Ufuoma Paul Eto, Moses Orakpor, Uche Dike, Jonathan Igbi, Chukwuemeka Igwebuike, Chijioke Edeh, Augustine Okoroh and Joshua Musa who had various degrees of jail time to serve.

Charles Ajuya (SAN), the Delta state attorney-general and commissioner for justice hailed the governor for his efforts, saying: “The governor acted pursuant to his power of prerogative of mercy and in the spirit of the celebration of Nigeria’s 54th independence anniversary.”

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