Fayemi releases 17 prisoners, lessens death row of 2 to life sentence

Fayemi releases 17 prisoners, lessens death row of 2 to life sentence

- The governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, has granted prerogative of mercy to prisoners in the state

- Fayemi released 17 people from their jail terms while he commuted the death sentence of two other inmates to life imprisonment

- The decision for the mercy on the inmates was advised by the state's advisory council on the matter

The governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, has in a new development set free 17 prisoners who are serving prison sentence for different crimes in the state.

Olawale Fapohunda, the attorney-general who also doubles as the commissioner of justice in the state, made this known in an official statement on Sunday, October 13, Channels TV reports.

The attorney-general said that the governor’s decision followed the recommendation he received from the Ekiti State Advisory Council on prerogative of mercy on the inmates.

Olawale said those who benefited from the decision are serving jail terms in correctional service falities in Ado Ekiti and Kirikiri Maximum in Lagos state.

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The governor gave a state pardon to one, release 16 people and commuted the dead sentence of two others to life imprisonment.

The commissioner for justice also said there were 50 applications for mercy during the third sitting of the council.

He added that the applications of those who eventually benefitted were granted because they have showed that they would turn a good leaf.

Olawale confirmed that all the beneficiaries have been released from the various facilities they were held in.

Here are therefore the list of people who got the governor’s prerogative of mercy:

The person who got state pardon:

Abologbonrin Ojo

Those released 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 Ayind

Adebayo Ojo

Akeem Adebayo

Abirifon Julius

Abirifon Olabode

Those whose death sentence was converted to life imprisonment:

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Fayemi said that Nigeria can do away with the Senate, saying the country can scrap the upper chamber and adopt a unicameral legislature.

The governor made the statement at the just-concluded 25th edition of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group conference.

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