Ekiti governor grants clemency to 12 prisoners

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Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday granted clemency to 12 inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Ado Ekiti Custodian Centre.

The Ekiti Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda, said the inmates, who were pardoned by the governor were serving various terms for offences such as stealing and housebreaking.

Fapohunda, who was represented by the Director of Public Prosecution, Julius Ajibare, said that the inmates were considered for clemency after recommendations by the Ekiti Committee on Prerogative of Mercy.

He said, “The beneficiaries are considered based on account of good conduct, remorsefulness and period left to serve at the centre.”

They were advised “to be of good conduct as they rejoin society, avoid conducts inimical to the peace of the society and shun vengeance”.

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