Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has directed the Comptroller of Federal Correctional services in the state to release sixteen inmates from its custodial facilities to mark this year’s Independence day celebration.
Governor Akeredolu also commuted and reduced the sentences of Seventeen (17) other inmates serving various terms of Imprisonment in custodial centres in the state.
This was by 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.
In a statement by the Honourable Attorney General of the state, Sir Charles Titiloye time, the inmates who were serving various terms of Imprisonment at the Correctional centres received grace and mercy based on their good conduct.
The inmates were recommended for release by the States Advisory Council on the 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 further called on the citizens of the state not to discriminate against them and integrate them into their various communities.
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