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Nigeria at 61: Akeredolu pardons 26 condemned inmates, 18 other convicts

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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted state pardon to 26 condemned inmates on loss of life row within the State.

Akeredolu commuted the loss of life sentence of the condemned inmates who had been convicted by varied courts within the State and awaiting execution to life imprisonment.

18 different convicts serving varied jail phrases throughout the varied Correctional services within the State had been additionally beneficiaries of the Governor’s gesture, which was made to commemorate the 61 anniversary of Nigeria as an impartial nation.

Whereas charging them to be of fine conduct and reside a crime-free life, Akeredolu urged the general public to not discriminate towards them as they reintegrate again to the society.

In keeping with an announcement issued and signed by Richard Olatunde, the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, the governor was exercising his energy of Prerogative of Mercy as enshrined in Part 212(1) of the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended.

The assertion reads: “In train of the powers conferred on him by Paragraph (d) of sub-section (1) of Part 212 of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as Amended, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has granted State pardon to 18 convicted inmates.

“The Governor additionally commutted to life imprisonment twenty six (26) different inmates who had been condemned to loss of life by the varied Courts within the state.”

The affected convicts had been mentioned to have earned the Governor’s Prerogative of Mercy after they had been found to have proven regret and had been of fine conduct on the correctional centres.

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