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Christmas: Sanwo-Olu Set free six inmates, converts three death sentences to life imprisonment

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Akin Olayemi

In the spirit of Christmas season, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has set free six inmates and commute death sentence of three other inmates to life imprisonment.

The two Executive Orders; Executive Commutation of Death Sentence Order and Executive Grant of Clemency Order which are expected to take effect immediately were signed by the Governor on Christmas day.

Speaking earlier on the two orders at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos where he observed the Christmas day service with his family, Governor Sanwo-Olu said Nigerians should return to God with hearts of gratitude for His protection over the country and Lagos State, saying despite the numerous challenges facing the nation, she is growing stronger.

The Governor said the Christmas period is a season of reflection, blessings and gift.
‘‘As a nation as and as a State, it is only appropriate for us to count our blessings and reflect on those things that have happened to us in the course of the year and how we can improve them and be better citizens.

‘‘For us as a state, it is also a season of giving back, so I have also signed a small release of some convicts that we have in the various prisons; people who have been given death sentences have been reduced to life sentences and some who have been jailed for minor offences have also been given warning and have asked for them to be pardoned.’’ Sanwo-Olu stated.

The affected inmates are: MUHAMMED ABDULKADIRI (M),  MOSES AKPAN (M) and SUNDAY OKONDO (M).

While six beneficiaries of the Order for Clemency include: BESTMAN DENNAR, WASIU JIMOH, AUGUSTINE OPARA, FOLAKEMI OSIN (F), REBECCA DANLADI (F)and NJOKU OGECHI (F).

Governor Sanwo-Olu however enjoined Lagos residents to continue to be law abiding, advising the residents to do things in moderation.



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