In The Spirit Of Independence, Gov. Ajimobi Released 21 Convicts.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State said on Saturday that he has granted reprieve to 21 convicts in the exercise of his prerogative powers of mercy.
Ajimobi noted that this action was in pursuant to the provisions of section 212 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He said it was done in commemoration of the 57th Independence Day Celebration.
Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Mr. Seun Abimbola who said this in a statement made available by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism Mr. Toye Arulogun explained that seven persons were granted release from prison having spent varying terms of their sentences, While 13 convicts had their life sentences reduced to a term of years, having spent considerable terms in prison, while one person had his death sentence commuted to a life sentence.
It is our hope that this gesture by his Excellency will be reciprocated by the beneficiaries by ensuring they are of good conduct when they are released, and become useful to themselves and the society at large,” the Attorney General added.
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