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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Independence: Akeredolu grants amnesty to 16 inmates

The Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has directed the Comptroller of Federal Correctional Centre in the state to release 16 inmates from its custodial facilities to mark this year’s Independence Day celebration.
The Commissioner for Justice and Attoney General,Sir Charles Titiloye in a statement said, “in accordance with the power conferred on the Governor by paragraphs (a) (c) and (d) of Subsection (1) of Section 212, of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, (as amended).”
The inmates who were serving various terms of imprisonment at the Correctional centres, received the “Grace and Mercy’ of the Governor based on their good conduct.
They were recommended for release by the State’s Advisory Council on Prerogative of mercy.
Governor Akeredolu urged the released inmates to be of good conduct and see their release as another opportunity to live a better life devoid of crime.
He called on the citizens of the state not to discriminate against them and integrate them into their various communities.
The Governor also commuted and reduced the sentences of 17 other inmates serving various terms of Imprisonment in custodial centres in the state.

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