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Adamawa Jail Committee Grants Pardon To Woman Serving 18 Months For Pot Theft

A young woman in Adamawa State, Ramatu Adamu, who was serving an 18-month sentence for stealing a pot and a wrapper, has been pardoned by a committee established to decongest prisons.

Ramatu, who was convicted on the charge of ‘theft in a dwelling house’, was on Thursday discharged by the Adamawa Jail Delivery Committee.

She was convicted last month, August 11, and sentenced to one and a half years by the Chief Magistrate Court in Numan for stealing the pot, wrapper and a cooler.

She was serving her term at the Numan Security Custodial Centre when the committee visited the facility.

When she appeared before the Committee headed by the Chief Judge, Justice Hapsat Abdulrahaman, the convict said she indeed committed the offence for which she was convicted.

She said she had left her place in Shelleng and visited her sister in Numan, where she took the items.

Responding to her plea, the Jail Recovery Committee discharged her with a warning against any further crime.

The chief judge also gave her a cash gift of N10,000 for her to continue her food-selling business.

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