Twenty five inmates of Enugu, Nsukka, and Oji River Correctional facilities have been granted pardon by the Enugu State Governor. In a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Simon Ortuanya, the pardon was sequel to the recommendation of the Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, and the constitutional power of the state governor to grant pardon.
According to him ninteen affected inmates were from Enugu Correctional Centre, five from Nsukka and one from Oji-River.
There names include Egwu Chukwuebuka, Anthony Ejiogu, Chibuzo Ugwu, Ikechukwu Elom, Ejike Anigbo, Ozioma Onuegbu, Chukwu Francis, Ifebuche Nwafor, Nnaji Uchenna, Sunday Michael, Kingsley Onyebuchi, Ikechukwu Ogbu, Chinonso Obinna, Godwin Nwafor, Onuh Emmanuel, Oluchukwu Nwobodo, Ebuka Ozoemena, Nwaokoro Ikechukwu and Bitrus Destiny, for Enugu Correctional Centre.
Others are Ejike Solomon Eke, Odo Sunday, Ede Ekene, Itodo Chiegonu and Ifeanyi Azegbe, for Nsukka Correctional Centre, and Obi Simon, for Oji River Correctional Centre.