Governor of Ekiti State, Dr John Kayode Fayemi, has accepted the recommendation of the Ekiti State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy to grant clemency to 18 prisoners serving various prison sentences in the Nigerian Correctional Services Facilities in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State and Kirikiri Maximum, Lagos State respectively.
In addition, the Governor also granted State Pardon to one applicant, Abologbonrin Ojo
Those released from prison are
Olusuyi Dare Olaifa
Lawrence Idowu Bamidele
Two persons Tunde Abe
Adeniyi Owolabi who were convicted to death were reduced to life imprisonment were
The Ekiti State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy considered 50 applications for clemency at its third sitting.
A statement from the office of the Attorney General says the applications of the Beneficiaries were granted because they have individually demonstrated the potential to turn their lives around.
The State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, congratulated all the beneficiaries and urged them to make the best use of the second chance by being law abiding and good citizens.