Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has granted pardon to 43 inmates who were serving at Goron-Dutse Prison over different offences.
It was learnt that the inmates were released on Friday when the governor paid a visit to the correctional centre along with his deputy, Nasir Yusuf Gawuna and other cabinet members.
Mr Ganduje urged the the freed inmates to desist from acts that would warrant bringing them back to prison, adding that they were selected based on the gravity of their offences and the remorse they had shown while in detention.
He added that the decision to visit the prison was to show the inmates that the state government was aware of their existence and that they were also regarded as citizens of the state.
DAILY FOCUS reports that each of the freed inmate was given N5,000 to transport themselves back home following the settlement of their respective fines by the governor.
In his remarks, the Comptroller of the Custodial Centre, Abdullahi Magaji, commended Mr Ganduje for his kind gesture to the inmates and advised the freed inmates to be of good character and stay off crimes to avoid going back to prison.