Gov. Jonah Jang of Plateau on Thursday granted pardon to five convicted persons in the State.
Mr James Mannok, Director of Press Affairs to the outgoing governor, who announced this in a statement in Jos, explained that the pardon was effective from May 25.
The statement explained that the decision was taken in consultation with the State Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy.
It added that it was also in accordance with the power conferred on him under Section 212 of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.
The beneficiaries are: Lawrence Oguno, Joel Oguno, Jacob Kwakfwan, Mohammed Umar and Magaji Ibrahim.
According to the statement, two convicts; Emmanuel Ochiba and Maxwell Idi, have had their death sentence commuted to life imprisonment. (NAN)