Dr. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state has granted pardon to eleven prisoners serving jail terms in the state. Mimiko did this in commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day celebration.
A statement by Commissioner for Information Kayode Akinmade in Akure yesterday said the governor’s gesture was in line with the power conferred on him by section 212 (1) of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.
It added that reprieve came for the prisoners following “requests and application for full and conditional pardon made to Mimiko by human right and civil society organisations”.
It added that eight prisoners were granted outright pardon and three others got their death sentences commuted to life and 18 years imprisonment.