Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has approved the pardon of 12 prisoners.
This is in exercise of the power conferred on him by Paragraph (d) of sub section (1) of Section 212 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.
All the prisoners have served portions of their various sentences.
The pardon was approved by the governor following the recommendation made to the governor by the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy.
In his letter, dated 27th December, 2017, and addressed to the Comptroller of Prisons, Governor Akeredolu advised that the affected prisoners be released.
The governor advised the affected prisoners to make use of the opportunity of their release to turn a new leaf and engage legal and positive activities that will contribute to the development of the country.