Sanwo-Olu pardon 9 prisoners on Christmas Day

The governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has signed two executive orders that ommutes death sentences of three prisoners and freed six other inmates.

According to The Nation reports, the orders which was signed on Wednesday, December 25, are to take effect immediately as directed by the governor.


The names of the prisoners whose sentence were changed from death to life imprisonment are: Muhammed Abdulkadiri, Moses Akpan and Sunday Okondo.

The Lagos state governor said that the orders are to take effect immediately


Those set free completely are: Bestman Dennar, Wasiu Jimoh, Augustine Opara, Folakemi Osin, Rebecca Danladi and Njoku Ogechi.

While addressing Lagosians to be law-abiding, the governor said: ‘‘I want to send out a message to Lagosians that this is a season of peace. Let us live peacefully and do things in moderation.

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