Christmas: Sanwo-Olu clears off death sentence of 9 prisoners

Christmas: Sanwo-Olu clears off death sentence of 9 prisoners

- The Lagos state government has granted clemency to nine prisoners

- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu changed the death sentence of three inmates to life imprisonment

- The governor also set free six of the prisoners after signing two executive orders

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos, has signed two executive orders that ommutes death sentences of three prisoners and freed six other inmates.

The orders, signed on Wednesday, December 25, were to take effect immediately as directed by the governor, The Nation reports.

The names of the prisoners whose sentence were changed from death to life imprisonment are: Muhammed Abdulkadiri, Moses Akpan and Sunday Okondo.

Christmas: Sanwo-Olu clears off death sentence of 9 prisoners

The Lagos state governor said that the orders are to take effect immediately
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Those set free completely are: Bestman Dennar, Wasiu Jimoh, Augustine Opara, Folakemi Osin, Rebecca Danladi and Njoku Ogechi.

Calling on Lagosians to be law-abiding, the governor said: ‘‘I want to send out a message to Lagosians that this is a season of peace. Let us live peacefully and do things in moderation.

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"Let us understand that even while we are celebrating, we must do it with modesty and with a lot of decorum. Let us all remain peaceful, law abiding and humble.’’

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that in the spirit of the season, Sanwo-Olu had declared free bus ride as part of his Chrsitmas gift to commutters in the state.

The gesture by Sanwo is to ease the stress and pain of Lagosians often faced on some of the major roads in the state especially during public holidays.

This was revealed on Wednesday, December 25, by the assistant director, corporate communication of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Kolawole Ojelabi.

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