Sanwo-Olu Grants Funke Akindele, Hubby State Pardon




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Lagos Governor, Mr. Babajide has granted pardon to Mrs. Funke Akindele-Bello and her husband, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bello, who are both non-custodial convicts for offences related to the disobedience of lockdown regulations.

 

A statement signed by the and for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, said Mr. acted based on the recommendations of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, the powers conferred on the Governor by Section 212 (1) & (2) of the Constitution of the as amended.

 

also approved the of 56 inmates from various correctional centres in the State. The 56 released inmates were recommended by the Advisory Council after due of their case files and consideration of the length of time served, the gravity of offence, old age and ill- among other parameters.

 

The Attorney General has also enjoined the to be good and stay away from crime.

 

The eight-member Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, headed by Dr. Abayomi Finnih was inaugurated Governor Sanwo-Olu in December 2019.

Source: The Podium