Buhari Likely To pardon 80 prisoners in Lagos - FIRST AWARENESS


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Buhari Likely To pardon 80 prisoners in Lagos

President Buhari
At least 80 inmates in Ikoyi Prison,  Lagos State are likely to be granted prerogative of mercy.

This was disclosed in Lagos by the Presidential Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy during a visit to the Ikoyi Custodial Centre.

A deputy director in the Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Leticia Ayoola-Daniels, who represented the Attorney-General of the Federation, said the committee would recommend deserving inmates to president Muhammadu Buhari.
“In Lagos, we are looking at assessing about 80 and you cannot determine. It depends on if they meet up the criteria. If they fall under the criteria, they can be considered for pardon.

“The committee is expected to be guided by rigorous criteria in ensuring that only deserving persons are considered for pardon.

“Accordingly as provided under the Constitution, the committee may also recommend a less severe form of punishment imposed on a convict for an offence, among other mitigating measures"Mrs Ayoola-Daniels stated.

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