Obiano grants pardon to 71 convicts

By Tony Nezianya
Awka, Jan. 1, 2018 — The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has granted varying levels of pardon to no fewer than 71 convicted prisoners.
This is aimed at marking the 2018 New Year celebrations.
Of the number, 58 of them had been serving various jail terms for criminal offences that include stealing, assault, arson, malicious damages, kidnapping, rape and fraud.
The convicts are to be released immediately as directed by Gov. Obiano.
According to Anambra State Government statement, the Anambra State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy made the recommendations in writing to Gov. Obiano.
Some of the pardoned include, eight murder convicts, whose sentences have been commuted to life, with two recommended for psychiatric homes.
Two of such offenders had spent 14 years each, one spent 10 years, two, nine years each, while one had spent five and another two spent three years each.
The convicts were among prisoners serving various jail terms at various Federal Prisons at Awka, Aguata, Onitsha and Nnewi.
The convicts, who received reprieve, also include four others, two of who were murder convicts and two convicts of armed robbery, currently serving their terms at the Enugu Prisons.
While three are to be released, one has his 21 year-term commuted to 10 year prison sentence.
However, one Chukwuma Chukwunwike convicted of manslaughter, and whose sentence is for life jail, has now been commuted to 21 year term.
Here is a comprehensive list of all 71 cases:
ANNEXURE A
MOSES NWANNA AFOCHA
48Yrs
A/71C/03
MURDER
LIFE IMPRISONMENT

REGINALD AGODI
52YRS
AG/1C/04
MURDER
LIFE IMPRISONMENT

PASCHAL OKOLI
36YRS
AG/1C/07
MURDER
LIFE IMPRISONMENT REFERRED TO PSYCHIATRIC HOME

EMMANUEL OSITA KAINE
36YRS
0/4C/14
MURDER
LIFE IMPRISONMENT REFERRED TO PSYCHIATRIC HOME

KANAYO ARINZE
76YRS
A/50C/08
MURDER
LIFE IMPRISONMENT

NICHOLAS ANAMENE
83YRS
HIH/3C/14
MURDER
LIFE IMPRISONMENT

CHINEDU ONYEKWELU
38YRS
0/19C/08
MURDER
LIFE IMPRISONMENT

ELISHA PETERS
43YRS
A/34C/12
MURDER
LIFE IMPRISONMENT

ANNEXURE B
NAME
CHARGE NO.
STATE/LGA
OFFENCE
RECOMMENDATION
Okwudili Okoye
AG/74C/2005
Ogbu Orumba
Armed Robbery
Release
Chinonso Nwokeji
HIH/2C/2007
Umudim Ukwu Ogboro Isi-ala
Murder
Release
Uchenna Ikpondu
O/16C/2008
Ohofia
Murder
Release
Echezona Omekanne
AG/5C/2003
Nnewi South
Armed Robbery
21 years commuted to 10 imprisonment

 

AWKA PRISON
Name
Charge No.
State/LGA
Offence
Recommendation
Onyebuchi Okafor
AG/21C/09
Ekwulobia
Arson
Release
Kenneth Ejike
MAW/248C/16
Nando
Stealing
Release
Chukwuemeka Ojukwu
MNJ/16C/17
Enugwu-Agadi
Assault Occasioning harm
Release
Onyeka Okadigbo
MCA/32C/16
Achalla Awka North
Stealing
Release
Godwin Onyenekwe
MNJ/10C/17
Umubom Imo State
Held in place of sun
Release
Ikechukwu Ezedike
MNJ/76C/17

Malicious damage/intimidation
Release

AGUATA PRISON
Name
Charge No.
State/LGA
Offence
Recommendation
Victor Ohatu
MU/18C/17
Umunze
Stealing
Release
Onugbu Makuachukwu
MU/18/2017
Umuomaku
Stealing
Release
Ifeanyi Okafor
HN/IC/2017
Oraifite Anambra
Sec. 353(12) stealing
Release
Ozoemena Obinwa
MAG/IIIC/2014
Agulu Uzoigbo Anambra
Stealing and store breaking
Release
Emmanuel Odii
MOZ/90C/2011
Ebonyi State
Stealing/Arson
Release
Ogbonnaya Nwankwo
MAG/29C/2015
Ebonyi State
House breaking/ stealing
Release
Bernard Ezekwueche
MAG/61C/2017
Agulu Ezechukwu
Fraud
Release
Ikechukwu Egwuonwu
MAG/104C/2017
Igboukwu
Stealing
Release
Francis Agbim
AN/24C/2013
Ihite-Ubuoma
Kidnapping
Release
Joseph Njoku
AN/24C/2013
Mbaise
Kidnapping
Release
Ezenwafor Chukwuebuka
MAG/56C/14
Ekwulobia
Stealing
Release
Emerie Uba
MAG/13C/17
Okpoko Isuofia
Breaking/entering
Release
Onyemachi Chukwuemeka
MUG/106C/2016
Agbara Ogbunka
Stealing
Release