Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of ondo state has granted state pardon to 26 condemned imates and 18 others convicts.
Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde was the one that singn the issued statement.
Olatunde said the gesture by the governor was made in commemoration of this year Independence anniversary.
“In exercise of the powers conferred on him by Paragraph (d) of sub-section (1) of Section 212 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as Amended, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has granted State pardon to 18 convicted inmates.
“The Governor also commutted to life imprisonment twenty six (26) other inmates who were condemned to death by the various Courts in the state.
“The convicts were released having shown remorse and are of good conduct at the correctional centers.”
Governor urged the public not to discriminate against them as they reintegrate back to the society.