The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has granted clemency to 18 prisoners serving various prison sentences in the Nigerian Correctional Services facilities in Ado Ekiti and Kirikiri Maximum, Lagos State respectively.
In addition, the Governor has also granted State Pardon to one applicant.
This follows the recommendation by the Ekiti State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy.
The names of the beneficiaries are as follows:
1. STATE PARDON
2. RELEASE FROM PRISON
Olusuyi Dare Olaifa
Lawrence Idowu Bamidele
3) COMMUTAL OF DEATH SENTENCE TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT
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.
The Governor believes that the beneficiaries will make the best use of the second chance being given to them by being law abiding and good citizens.
Last modified: October 14, 2019