Akeredolu grants pardon to 16 prisoners in Ondo

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The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has granted amnesty to 16 inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Akure, the state capital.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Segun Ajiboye, on Monday.

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According to the statement, the governor’s gesture was in line with exercising the powers conferred on him by paragraph (d) of sub-section (1) Section 212 of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

The statement said the governor Akeredolu, wrote a letter to the state Controller of Nigerian Correctional Service in Akure and ordered that 16 of the inmates be discharged out of the custodian centre accordingly and forthwith.

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