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  • Updated: June 02, 2023

Lagos: Sanwo-Olu Releases Seven Inmates

On the recommendation of the Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu approved the release of 49 inmates from various correctional facilities across the state on Thursday.

According to a statement, Sawo-Olu signed the Release Order on May 26, 2023, as part of the activities to commence the governor's second term in office.

The exercise adheres to the provisions outlined in Section 212 (1) (2) of the 1999 Constitution of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended.

“The Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy in reaching its recommendations exercised due diligence in its deliberation of the applications in line with the applicable guidelines, the information provided by the correctional authorities, the nature of the offence, period of incarceration, age, health and also the behavioural conduct of the inmates,” the statement said.

“The approval for the release of the inmates is also in line with the commitment of Mr Governor to decongest correctional facilities in Lagos State as part of the justice sector reform,” it added.

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