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New Year: Akeredolu Pardons 12 Prisoners | The Precision

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Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has approved the pardon of 12 prisoners.

This is in exercise of the power conferred on him by Paragraph (d) of
sub section (1) of Section 212 of the Constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria, 1999.

A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation in the state, Yemi Olowolabi said all the prisoners have served portions of their various sentences.

Olowolabi said the pardon was approved by the governor following the
recommendation made to the governor by the State Advisory Council on
Prerogative of Mercy.

“In his letter, dated 27th December, 2017,
and addressed to the Comptroller of Prisons, Governor Akeredolu advised
that the affected prisoners be released.” The statement noted.

He
said the governor advised the affected prisoners to make use of the
opportunity of their release to turn a new leaf and engage in legal and
positive activities that will contribute to the development of the
country

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