Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has granted amnesty to 28 inmates of the Nigeria Correctional Custodial Centres in the state.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Olusegun Ajiboye, in a statement on Thursday, said the gesture was in recognition of the 2020 Democracy Day celebrated on June 12.
He said “Governor Akeredolu ordered that 13 of the inmates be discharged out of the facility accordingly and forthwith.
“While 10 on death sentences were commuted to life imprisonment and 5 on life imprisonment were commuted to various terms of imprisonment.
“The 13 inmates serving various terms of imprisonment were pardoned, having served substantial portions of their sentences.
“In the same vein, the 10 condemned inmates had been duly convicted and sentenced to death by hanging, while 5 were equally, duly convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment,” he added.