The Governor of Taraba State, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku has granted State pardon to twenty-one persons serving various jail terms in the State as contained in the Prerogative of Mercy.
In a press release signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Hassan Mijinyawa, indicates that as part of powers conferred on him in section 212 sub section 1 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended in 2011.
Those that benefited from the Prerogative of Mercy of Governor Darius Ishaku include, Yankari Isaac, Philibus Maisamari, Lawan Saidu, Aisha Abdullahi, Alani Usman and Isah Mohammed.
Also contained in the press release are Mohammed Babamuri, Adamu Bappa, Emmanuel Jibril, Bala Usman, Zabee Kangauyo, Yusuf Jibril, Nacha Abdullahi, Chika Akabuaga, Sunday Okechukwu, Mbagaji Orker and Dominic Nzinang Bukuni.
Others are, Demega Kwagha, Terhemba Wuese, Musa Ibrahim and Isaac Kana.
The release further states that, the Governor’s action is in line with the recommendation of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy for the remission of jail terms imposed on the Prisoners by the courts in Gembu, Jalingo, Serti and Wukari.
Governor Darius Ishaku has therefore directed the State Controller of Prisons to as a matter of urgency effect the discharge of the affected persons.