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The Chief Judge of Nasarawa State, Justice Aisha Bashir, has granted pardon to 47 inmates of the federal prisons in Lafia, Keffi, and Nasarawa, who were awaiting trial.
Bashir made this known on Thursday in Wamba Local Government Area after a tour of custodian centres on Thursday.
She said the visit was in compliance with the presidential directive to decongest custodian facilities as part of measures to contain further spread of COVID-19.
She commended the authorities of the Custodian Centres for teaching the inmates various skills and enrolling those interested in education at the Open University.