Ghana’s President, Akufo-Addo has granted amnesty to some 808 prisoners in the wake of the increased coronavirus cases recorded so far.
The freed prisoners includes 783 first-time offenders, three inmates aged 70 and above, 11 seriously ill, & seven prisoners on death row whose sentences have been commuted to life imprisonment. Well, the pardon also includes four inmates serving life sentences to have sentences commuted to 20 years definite term.
Meanwhile, we obtained the full statement as seen below:
So far Gistmates, the Republic of Ghana has recorded 132 COVID-19 cases with three deaths.