Fayemi Grants Clemency To 18 Convicts


By
Abasi Femi Oguntayo


Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has accepted the recommendation of the Ekiti State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy to grant clemency to 18 prisoners serving various prison sentences in the  Nigerian Correctional Services Facilities in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State and Kirikiri Maximum, Lagos State respectively.

According to a Statement issued and signed today, Sunday, 13th October, 2019 by the State Attorney General and Commissioner For Justice, Olawale Fapohunda, the Governor also granted State Pardon to one applicant.

The names of the beneficiaries are as follows:

1. STATE PARDON

Abologbonrin Ojo

2. RELEASE FROM PRISON

Olowo Ajayi
Ojo Sunday
Sunday Fanimara
Olusuyi Dare Olaifa
Williams Sunday
Sylvanus Oferufega
Lucky Suberu
Babatunde Ogunjobi
Tope Ajayi
Lawrence Idowu Bamidele
Ogunboyo Richard
Ayodele Ayinde
Adebayo Ojo
Akeem Adebayo
Abirifon Julius
Abirifon Olabode

 3) COMMUTAL OF DEATH SENTENCE TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT

Tunde Abe
Adeniyi Owolabi

These 18 Convicts were granted clemency out of 50 applications for considered by the Ekiti State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy at its third sitting.

 The applications of these Beneficiaries were granted because they have individually demonstrated the potential to turn their lives around.

"On behalf of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy,  I congratulate all the beneficiaries specifically those who have been released from the  Correctional Facilities. It is our expectation that these beneficiaries will make the best use of this second chance by being law abiding and good citizens", the Attorney General said. 

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