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Obaseki converts death sentence of four prisoners to life imprisonment

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Government, has approved the conversion of the death sentence of four prisoners to life imprisonment.The governor also okayed the release of one person from the state Correctional Centre.

The governor gave the approval in exercise of the powers conferred on him under Section 212 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, on the recommendation of the Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy.

The four prisoners whose sentences were transmuted from death to life imprisonment were identified in a statement as Ayo Olofin, Abiodun Uwagboe, Sanni Ladan and Joel Ighalo.

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