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Kayode Fayemi Grants Clemency To 18 Prisoners (SEE LIST)

Ekiti state Governor, John Kayode Fayemi, has granted clemency to 18 prisoners in the Nigerian Correctional Services facilities in Ado Ekiti and Kirikiri Maximum, Lagos State.

This was made known in a statement by the Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda.

The statement revealed that the 18 prisoners were granted clemency by the state governor after the Ekiti State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy considered 50 applications for clemency at its third sitting.

The applications of these beneficiaries were said to have been granted because they individually demonstrated the potential to turn their lives around.

See full statement by the Attorney-General below;

I am.pleased to announce today that the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr John Kayode Fayemi, has accepted the recommendation of the Ekiti State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy to grant clemency to 18 prisoners serving various prison sentences in the Nigerian Correctional Services facilities in Ado Ekiti. Ekiti State and Kirikiri Maximum, Lagos State respectively. In addition, Mr Governor has also granted State Pardon to one applicant.

The names of the beneficiaries are as follows:

1. STATE PARDON
Abologbonrin Ojo

2. RELEASE FROM PRISON
Olowo Ajayi
Ojo Sunday
Sunday Fanimara
Olusuyi Dare Olaifa
Williams Sunday
Sylvanus Oferufega
Lucky Suberu
Babatunde Ogunjobi
Tope Ajayi
Lawrence Idowu Bamidele
Ogunboyo Richard
Ayodele Ayinde
Adebayo Ojo
Akeem Adebayo
Abirifon Julius
Abirifon Olabode

3. COMMUTAL OF DEATH SENTENCE TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT

Tunde Abe
Adeniyi Owolabi

The Ekiti State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy considered 50 applications for clemency at its third sitting. The applications of these beneficiaries were granted because they have individually demonstrated the potential to turn their lives around.

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On behalf of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, I congratulate all the beneficiaries.specifically those who have been released from the Correctional facilities. It is our expectation that these beneficiaries will make the best use of this second chance by being law abiding and good citizens.

Olawale Fapohunda
Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice
Ekiti State
13 October 2019

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