Saturday, January 23, 2016

Akwa Ibom State Gov. Grants Amnesty To 64-Year Old Man Who Has Served 25 Years In Prison

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, on Saturday, granted amnesty to Okon Akpan, a 64-year-old prison inmate, who had served in Ikot Ekpene prison for 25 years.

The governor granted freedom to the inmate under his power of prerogative of mercy during his visit to Ikot Ekpene medium security prisons. Emmanuel, who charged Akpan to go and commit no more crime, stressed the need for proper upbringing of children through sound moral guidance to make good citizens.

He also stressed the need for speedy dispensation of justice to reduce congestion in the prisons with the high number of inmates awaiting trial. He donated 100 bags of rice and three cows for the feeding of the inmates and commended the prison authorities for taking good care of inmates under their custody.