Makinde commutes four death sentences to life imprisonment | Guardian Nigeria News

Makinde commutes four death sentences to life imprisonment | Headline News


Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved the release of 10 inmates from correctional centers in the state and commuted four death sentences to life imprisonment.

The state Correctional Service Commissioner, Mr. Abdulraheen Salami, disclosed this in a statement released by the Command Public Relations Officer in Ibadan, Mr. Olanrewaju Anjorin, and made available to the press on Thursday.

Salami said an additional 15 inmates had their sentences revised downward, and the remaining four were granted conditional release under a clemency order signed by the governor.

He said the four prisoners who were granted conditional release were undergoing a degree program at the National Open University in the detention center and would be released upon graduation.

The controller said Makinde's actions this season have provided forgiveness and hope to dozens of people incarcerated in the state.

“This initiative will go a long way in boosting the morale of all inmates and encouraging them to participate in the various vocational and academic training programs offered within the facility to rebuild their lives,” Salami said. he said.

He also said that at least 1,800 inmates were housed in Nigeria's correctional facilities in Ogbomoso, Ibadan and Oyo Town.

“These facilities provide substantial rehabilitation and skills development programs every day to enable recovered citizens to contribute to society.

“NCoS authorities are processing the necessary documents to begin the immediate release of approved prisoners,” Salami said.

Source: guardian.ng

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