The Ambrose Alli family has reacted to the posthumous presidential pardon he was granted yesterday by President Muhammadu Buhari, after being sentenced to 100 years in prison by a military tribunal in the course of the military regime of Buhari for allegedly misappropriating N983,000 in funds for a street challenge.
Ambrose Alli’s son, Andrew acknowledged that his family doesn’t consider his father dedicated the offence he was imprisoned for. He additionally thanked Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, for orchestrating the pardon.
“We’re conscious of the announcement regarding the pardon of my father, Professor Ambrose Alli, made by the Authorities, by way of its social media pages.
“Though we’re but to obtain any direct official communication on this matter, we’re happy to hear that our father/uncle/brother/grandfather has received a presidential pardon.
“We have now never believed that he was guilty of something, aside from giving his all to enhance the lot of the individuals of the previous Bendel State and, certainly, Nigeria. That is demonstrated by the enduring legacy that he left.
“We thank his excellency, President Buhari, as well as his excellency Governor Obaseki, and all those who have supported the process inside and outside government, for their recognition of this fact.”
Ambrose Alli regained freedom after Gabriel Igbinedion, Esama of Benin paid a tremendous of N1 million to Buhari’s military authorities. He died on his 60th birthday on September 22, 1989, on the Lagos College Educating Hospital (LUTH).