SANWO-OLU APPROVES RELEASE, COMMUTTAL ORDER FOR FOUR INMATES

PRESS RELEASESANWO-OLU APPROVES RELEASE, COMMUTTAL ORDER FOR FOUR INMATES

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu has approved the release and commuttal order of four inmates in the State Correctional Centres .

In a statement signed by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN, he explained that the release of one inmate, and the commuttal order for three other inmates were approved by Governor Sanwo-olu based on the recommendations of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy.

In the Statement, Onigbanjo revealed that the Lagos State Governor had given approval for the release of One(1) convicted inmate, a commuttal of the death sentence of two (2) inmates to life imprisonment and the commuttal of the life imprisonment of one (1) inmate to eighteen (18) years imprisonment.
According to Mr Onigbanjo, the signed documents of approval by Governor Sanwo-olu have been presented to Correctional Centres in the State for immediate processing.

It would be recalled that Gov. Sanwo-olu had inaugurated the eight-member State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, headed by Dr. Abayomi Finnih in December 2019 and had in year 2020, approved the release of 265 inmates in Correctional Centres in Lagos State

Kayode Oyekanmi
Director of Public Affairs
Ministry of Justice
19th March 2021
 
 

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