Alhaji Salifu Mimina Osman, the former deputy national security coordinator under President John Mahama, has been pardoned by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Following discussion with the Council of State, the Interior Minister was swiftly instructed to carry out the decision to give the pardon.
The release of Alhaji Salifu Mimina Osman was requested in a petition by the Kpembi Traditional Area’s Paramount Chief, Kpembewura Haruna Dari Bismark Banbange Ndefoso I, who cited Alhaji Salifu Mimina Osman’s poor health and good behavior as justifications.
Alhaji Salifu Mimina Osman was given a pardon by the President after consulting with the Council of State, in accordance with Article 72(1)(a) of the Constitution, when the President exercised his prerogative of pity in his favor. Alhaji Salifu Mimina Osman’s sentence has been mitigated as a consequence of the presidential pardon, and he will soon be freed from jail.
Alhaji Salifu Mimina Osman had already been given a five-year prison term in 2020 for intentionally causing the state to suffer financial damage as a result of the National Communications Authority (NCA) incident.
He will now be freed, nevertheless, thanks to the presidential pardon, and the NCA scandal-related judicial processes will come to a close.