Spirit of Christmas: Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu clears off death sentence of 9 prisoners, frees others completely
- December 26, 2019
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Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu has signed two executive orders to free some prisoners, he also changed the death sentence of three inmates to life imprisonment .
The names of the prisoners whose sentence were changed from death to life imprisonment includes Sunday Okondo, Muhammed Abdulkadiri, Moses Akpan.
Those set free completely are: Augustine Opara, Bestman Dennar, Wasiu Jimoh, Folakemi Osin, Rebecca Danladi and Njoku Ogechi, the nation reports.
The Governor made this known in a tweet on Wednesday, December 25, and are to take effect immediately as directed by the governor.
The governor also took time to wish Lagosians a happy celebration while he admonished them to do things in moderation.
He Wrote:May joy and peace be with you this season and may love fill every moment of the new year. Lagos is on the path to a brighter and greater future. Stay with us.
Keep the faith with us as we go into a new year of accelerated development. Wishing you a season of multiple blessings.