No fewer than 2,600 prisoners have been pardoned by President Muhammadu Buhari as part of measures to decongest prison facilities in the country.
In a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, said pardoned inmates will be processed and released today.
The minister added that 70 inmates will be released today from Kuje maximum correctional centre.
Aregbesola said that the decision to grant the inmates presidential pardon is to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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