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Fayemi pardons inmates on death row, 16 others

By Rasaq Ibrahim, Ado Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has pardoned 16 inmates serving in numerous correctional service amenities.

Two on death row had their punishment transformed to life imprisonment.

This was contained in an announcement on Sunday by the Legal professional-Common and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda.

All of the affected inmates had been being saved on the Nigerian Correctional Service amenities in Ado Ekiti and the Most Safety Jail, Kirikiri, in Lagos.

The beneficiaries of the governor’s amnesty are: Olowo Ajayi, Ojo Sunday, Sunday Fanimara, Olusuyi Dare Olaifa, Williams Sunday, Sylvanus Oferufega, Fortunate Suberu, Babatunde Ogunjobi.

Others embody: Tope Ajayi, Lawrence Idowu Bamidele, Ogunboyo Richard, Ayodele Ayinde, Adebayo Ojo, Akeem Adebayo, Abirifon Julius, Abirifon Olabode.

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In accordance with the Legal professional Common, Tunde Abe and Adeniyi Owolabi who had been on the death row, had their sentences commuted from death to life imprisonment.

He stated the event was predicated on the advice of the Ekiti State Advisory on Prerogative of Mercy, noting 50 functions had been thought-about for clemency at its third sitting however 18 met the usual standards.

Fapohunda stated the inmates had been thought-about to profit from the prerogative of mercy after due examination of their case information, which revealed that they’ve been reformed and prepared for re-integration into the societies.

He, nevertheless, congratulated the beneficiaries of the governor’s amnesty, urging them to keep away from acts that led to into jail within the first place.

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