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Gov Abiodun Inaugurated For Second Term, Pardons 49 Inmates Across The State Correctional Facilities



Governor Dapo Abiodun has ordered immediate release of 49 inmates from different correctional facilities in Ogun State.

The governor also commuted death sentences of three convicts to life in prison.

He made the announcement on Monday in Abeokuta shortly after he was  sworn in for another term of four years as the governor of the State.

The governor said  “I have signed the appropriate warrant ordering the immediate release of 49 convicts who are currently imprisoned in different correctional facilities across Ogun State.

“I have also signed a warrant ordering that the death sentences imposed on 3 death row convicts be immediately converted to prison sentences.

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“The convicts who have received this gesture today, are inmates who have served long prison sentences with some having been in prison for more than 20 years. At least two of these convicts have serious medical conditions such as tuberculosis and HIV which even render them a health hazard to the prison community.

“Three of these convicts are over 60 years old, with one being 84 years old. Others already have less than two years of their sentences to serve anyway. All of these convicts have shown remorse for their crimes, they have acquired skills and certifications in prison, and they have demonstrated verified good conduct during their imprisonment.

“The Ogun State of our dreams is not only for one class of persons. It is not for the perfect. It is an inclusive State that gives opportunities to the law-abiding, and second chances to deserving offenders.”

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