Plateau Governor, Simon Lalong, has granted pardon to four prisoners serving various jail terms in the state in the spirit of the New Year.
Lalong has made this known in a statement signed by Mr Mark Longyen, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity on Tuesday in Jos.
He said: “The decision was taken after consultation with the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy.
“It is in exercise of the powers conferred on the governor under Section 212 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).
“The sentences of three of the convicts were commuted to absolute pardon, while the third convict had his life sentence commuted to 21 years imprisonment.”