Governor Abiola Ajimobi grants amnesty to 15 prisoners

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has granted amnesty to
15 offenders serving prison sentences at different prisons in
the state.

The State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr
Oluseun Abimbola, disclosed in Ibadan yesterday that 11
convicts would enjoy either outright release or reduction in
sentence terms, while four persons had their death sentences
commuted to life imprisonment.

Abimbola said Gov Ajimobi, in exercise of his powers under
Section 212 of the 1999 Constitution, granted the amnesty on
the recommendation of the State Advisory Council on the
Prerogative of Mercy headed by the Attorney General as part
of the events commemorating the celebration of Nigeria’s
58th Independence anniversary.

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