The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the release and commutal of the sentences of four inmates in the state’s correctional centres.
The Lagos State Attorney-General, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), in a statement issued on Friday, said.
Sanwo-olu gave the approval on the recommendations of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy.
Onigbanjo said the governor approved the release of one inmate and gave commutal orders for the reduction of the sentences of three inmates.
“The Lagos State governor had given approval for the release of one convicted inmate, a commutal of the death sentence of two inmates to life imprisonment.
“The governor also approved the commutal of the life imprisonment of one inmate to 18 years imprisonment,” Onigbanjo said.
According to the attorney-general, the signed documents of approval by Sanwo-Olu has been presented to the state’s correctional centres for immediate processing.
Sanwo-Olu had in December 2019, inaugurated the eight-member State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy which was headed by a medical doctor, Dr Abayomi Finnih.
The governor had in 2020, approved the release of 265 inmates in correctional centres across the state.Follow us on social media