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Sanwo-Olu releases 56 prisoners from Lagos

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has accredited the discharge of 56 inmates from numerous correctional services within the state.

As well as, the governor commuted the sentence of a demise row inmate to life imprisonment and pardoned one other inmate.

The approvals, based mostly on the suggestions of the Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy, had been signed by Sanwo-Olu on June 25, 2024.

This train is in accordance with the provisions of Part 212 (1) (2) of the amended Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.

The Lawyer Common and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Lawal Pedro (SAN), mentioned in a press release made out there on Tuesday that “the Advisory Council on the Privilege of Mercy exercised due diligence in deliberating on the purposes, in accordance with relevant tips.

“The Council took under consideration the knowledge supplied by the jail authorities, the character of the offence, the interval of imprisonment, the age, well being and conduct of the prisoners.”

The discharge of the prisoners is a part of Sanwo-Olu's ongoing efforts to cut back jail overcrowding within the state, as a part of broader justice sector reforms.

“This approval for the discharge of the prisoners underscores the Governor’s dedication to decongesting prisons in Lagos State as a part of justice sector reforms,” he mentioned.

Pedro added that the governor's choice displays a balanced method, considering the person circumstances of every case whereas in search of to enhance the effectivity of the state's jail system.

“The council's suggestions had been based mostly on an intensive evaluation course of that ensures justice and compassion, and displays the state's dedication to human rights and the rule of legislation,” Pedro mentioned.

Sanwo-Olu's actions are anticipated to make a big contribution to bettering the jail system to satisfy fashionable requirements and human rights ideas.

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