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Friday, May 29, 2015

Nigeria's Delta State Governor just announced the total pardon of Moses Akatugba

A day before leaving office, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan posted the announcement on social media:

"Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has just granted total pardon to Moses Akatugba who was sentenced to death for stealing 3 phones.This decision was made known shortly after the last Executive meeting of his administration at the government house, Asaba today, 28th May, 2015."

Aside granting total pardon to Moses, Governor Uduaghan also commuted death sentences of 3 others to various terms of imprisonment.

Source: Amnesty International, May 28, 2015

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