Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Xmas Day signed two Govt Orders, with 1 environment cost-free 6 inmates at different prisons.
Sanwo-Olu’s Media Aide, Gboyega Akosile, reported in a statement that the governor also commuted death sentences of a few convicted inmates to lifetime imprisonment.
The two Orders – Government Commutation of Death Sentence Get and Government Grant of Clemency Get – signed by the governor ended up the two envisioned to choose speedy outcome.
Talking on the two orders at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos, Sanwo-Olu explained Nigerians should return to God with hearts of gratitude for His protection in excess of the country and Lagos Condition.
He said that in spite the many difficulties facing the nation, it stored growing stronger.
Sanwo-Olu urged Lagos residents to continue on to be legislation abiding and do items in moderation.
”I want to send out a information to Lagosians that this is a season of peace. Allow us are living peacefully and do issues in moderation.
”Let us comprehend that even whilst we are celebrating, we must do it with modesty and with a good deal of decorum. Let us all continue to be peaceful, legislation abiding and humble,” he stated.
The Lagos Condition Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy in the performance of its statutory features, underneath the Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy Legislation 2015, considered applications from convicted inmates.
Upon due thing to consider of the apps, the Advisory Council advisable the commutation of death sentences to daily life imprisonment in respect of a few convicted inmates.
The influenced inmates are Muhammed Abdulkadri, Moses Akpan and Sunday Okondo.
The Get for Clemency affected six other inmates who experienced been set no cost from various correctional centres around the region.
They are Bestman Dennar, Wasiu Jimoh, Augustine Opara, Folakemi Osin (Woman), Rebecca Danladi (Feminine) and Nkechi Ogechi (Feminine).
The Government Orders have been delivered to the State’s Lawyer General and Commissioner of Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), who would supply them to the Prisons Company for immediate motion, NAN reviews.