Akeredolu releases four convicts, commutes six on death row to life imprisonment
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has ordered the immediate release from correctional centres in the state of four inmates serving various terms of imprisonment to mark the 2022 New Year celebration.
The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice and Chairman, Ondo State Committee on Prerogative of Mercy, Sir Charles Titiloye made the disclosure yesterday.
According to him, “The release of the inmate was in exercise of the power conferred on Mr. Governor by paragraph (a) (c) and (d) of subsection (1) of section 212 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).
“The inmates were released based on report of good conducts at the correctional centres. The Governor also commuted to life imprisonment the sentence of six condemned inmates who were sentenced to death by hanging by courts in the state.”
Titiloye added that, “Mr Governor extended his grace and mercy to another inmate sentenced to life imprisonment. He is now to spend 15 years at the correctional centre.
“The Governor urged the released inmates to see their release as another opportunity to live a good life as better and reformed citizens. He urged the public to accommodate and reintegrate rather than discriminate against them.”