The Kano State Grand Khadi, Dr Tijjani Ibrahim-Yakasai, has set up a committee to review the case of a long-term convict awaiting amputation for 18 years in custody.
Ibrahim-Yakasai also granted bail to 147 offenders with minor offences in two custodial centres in the state.
This is contained in a statement by SC Musbahu Kofar-Nassarawa, the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Kano Command’s spokesperson, on Monday in Kano.
He said that the decision was to decongest and free those languishing in the custodial centres in the state.
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According to him, the committee comprises six judges and is headed by an Upper Sharia Court Judge, Malam Ibrahim Sarki-Yola.
“A Kano Shari’a Court had earlier ordered the amputation of a convict’s left leg and right hand in its judgment for committing theft.
“The committee will review the case for staying 18 years in Kano Correctional Center without executing the sentence.”
Ibrahim-Yakasai urged the released inmates to be of good behaviour and shun any form of misconduct that may bring them back to correctional facilities.
On his part, the Controller of Corrections, Kano Command, Mr Suleiman Mohammed-Inuwa, thanked the Grand Khadi for decongesting the facilities in the state.
He urged the released inmates to be of good behaviour and exemplary character to others. (NAN)