Because of Coronavirus: President Nana Addo grants bill to 808 prisoners.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has granted amnesty to 808 prisoners due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
Upon recommendation by prisons service on measures to fight Covid-19, the President in accordance with Article 72 (1) of the constitution has granted Amnesty to 808 prisoners.
The categories of the convicts affected by the decision include, First Offenders, Seriously ill, inmates on death row to be commuted to life imprisonment, inmates serving life sentence to have commuted to 20 years definite term and very old prisoners (70 years and above)
Below is the official statement issued by Ghana Police service