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A-Ibom governor grants amnesty to 64-year-old prison inmate

By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo

Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has granted amnesty to a  64-yr-old inmate of Medium Security Prisons, Ikot Ekpene, Mr. Okon Sunday Akpan, after spending 25 years in prison.

Emmanuel also directed that proper medical attention be given to two pregnant inmates of the prison to ensure their safe delivery.

Emmanuel, accompanied by the state Chief judge, Justice Stephen Okon, and members of his cabinet during a working visit to the Ikot Ekpene prisons under the prerogative of mercy, charged Akpan to turn a new leaf and shun all temptations that could lure him into any form of crime in future.


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