Senator George Akume, who is the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, had on Tuesday, cautioned the Presidential Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy (PACPM) to ensure that only genuinely repentant inmates are recommend to the president for state pardon.
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Mr George Akume gave the above advice at the reconvening of the Committee (PACPM) in Abuja. The newly inaugurated Committee is charged with the responsibility of recommending prisoners and ex-convicts that deserves presidential pardon to President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as decongesting correctional centres across the country.
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The reason Mr Akume gave such advice to the Committee was because the release of unrepentant criminals would have an adverse effect on the Nigerian society.
Meanwhile, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), who is also the Chairman of the Committee, made known that no fewer than 320 applicants have been received for pardon consideration, therefore, urging members of the organisation to look into the applications and take actions based on facts.
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