Nigeria @ 59: Ondo pardons 18 prisoners

Ondo State government has commuted the death sentence of seven people convicted of various offences to life imprisonment 

This is part of the activities marking the 59th Independent anniversary of the country.

In the same vein,  18 persons serving various jail term for various offences have been released by the State government on the advice of the State Advisory Council of Prerogative of Mercy.

Exercising his powers as the Acting Governor of the state, the Deputy Governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi in a letter to the Comptroller of Nigerian Correctional Services said the seven inmates who have been convicted and sentenced to death by hanging and are awaiting execution should no longer be executed.