Niger State Governor, Alh. Abubakar Sani Bello has granted state pardon to twenty four inmates and settled fines to the tune of twenty million naira for eighty others unable to pay their judgment fines.
He carried out the exercise under the powers of prerogative of mercy in the state.
The State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Nasara Danmallam made this disclosure while handing over the affairs of the Ministry of Justice to the permanent secretary in Minna.
Among the beneficiaries, the commissioner explained, were six civil servants convicted of fraud and other related offences and were dismissed from service based on the offences they committed.