By OEYEMI SAMUEL, Akure
As part of activities marking the 58th Independence anniversary of Nigeria, the Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has pardoned 17 prisoners.
Governor Akeredolu pardoned the lucky beneficiaries of the prerogative of mercy in exercise of his right as the Chief Security Officer in the state, as he acted in accordance with the recommendation of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy.
The governor has said: “I, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the Governor of Ondo State of Nigeria, in exercise of the power conferred on me by paragraph (d) of the sub-section (1) of Section 212, of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended). I am pleased to extend my grace and mercy unto the said prisoners”.
“My will and pleasure, therefore, is that you discharge the said prisoners out of prison custody according and forth with”.