Sanwo-Olu approves release, sentence reduction of four inmates

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Sanwo-Olu approves release, sentence reduction of four inmates

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has approved the release and reduction of the sentences of four inmates in the state’s correctional centres.

The Lagos State Attorney-General, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), said yesterday that the approval was in line with the recommendations of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy.

One of the inmates was ordered released while the jail sentences of the remaining three were reduced.

Two of the beneficiaries will now serve life imprisonment as against the death sentence hanging on their necks while another had his life imprisonment sentence reduced to 18 years.

Deal of the day

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.