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GOV. PETER OBI GRANTS AMNESTY TO 12 PERSONS

By Mazi Odera
BARR PETER AFUBA,ATTORNEY GENERAL OF ANAMBRA STATE
BARR PETER AFUBA,ATTORNEY GENERAL OF ANAMBRA STATE
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In exercise of his Constitutional powers and to mark the 52 Independence anniversary of our country, His Excellency, Mr. Peter Obi, CON, Governor of Anambra State has granted amnesty to 12 persons.

A memo from the Attorney-General of Anambra State/Chairman, State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, Barr. Peter Afuba referenced AG.AN/S.198/Vol.VI/134, dated 5th October, 2012 states that these persons were serving terms in Enugu , Ibite-Olo, Onitsha , Awka and Aguata Prisons.

From Enugu Prison, Ikechukwu Nwafor had his death sentence commuted to life imprisonment while Emmanuel Izuchukwu Nwaziri from the same prison was released.

From Ibite-Olo Prison, Chinagorom Eze and Onyeka Okona were released, while Jude Okolo, Joy Audu, Chukwudum Nwasogu, Ngozi Chukwuasonibe and Felicia Asonibe were granted reprieve from Onitsha Prison.

Awka Prison had one beneficiary, namely Peter Chukwuka Asonibe while Ogbonna Okeke and Emeka Ukpabi in Aguata Prison were also lucky.