Akeredolu pardons 11 prisoners
Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu on Thursday directed the controller of Correctional Centres in the state to release 11 inmates from their custody.
This was contained in a statement signed by Donald Ojogo, the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, he said amnesty was granted to the inmates to mark the 2021 new year.
This directive by the Governor is in accordance with the power conferred on him by paragraph (d) of sub-section (1) of section 212 of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
The inmates were released because of their good conducts and on the recommendation of State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, chaired by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Ondo state, Sir Charles Titiloye Esq.
The Governor of Ondo state also extended his GRACE AND MERCY to 4 other condemned inmates of the Correctional centre by commuting their death sentences to years of imprisonment.
“The move by the governor is a potent step towards redirecting the paths of those concerned to civility obedience and Godliness, especially as we take a collective step of faith and rebirth into 2021.”