Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has pardoned forty-three inmates serving various jail terms across the state.
Ganduje pardoned the inmates on Friday, at Goron Dutse custodial facility to commemorate Eid-el-Fitr festivities.
Represented by his Deputy, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Ganduje said his administration has acquitted four thousand and thirteen inmates and settled fines and compensations for the inmates to the tune of four million, nine hundred and forty-nine thousand nairas, (N4,949,000).
Governor Ganduje tasked the pardoned prisoners to exhibit good character after being re-integrated into society.
State Controller of the correctional service, Suleiman Muhammad Inuwa said the gesture will assist in decongesting the facilities and ensure a peaceful atmosphere.