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BREAKING….Kwara govt releases names of members of Prerogative Advisory Committee



BREAKING....Kwara govt releases names of members of Prerogative Advisory Committee

HE Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

The Kwara state government on Wednesday released names of members to serve on the committee of Prerogative Advisory Council in the state.

ROYAL NEWS learnt that the nine members committee are; the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Salman Jawondo (Chairman); Gabriel Deji (member); Oluwole Osundeyi (member) and Isiaka Olaide (member).

Others are; Dr Bolakale Saliu (member); Khadijat Alao (member); Abdulrasheed Lafia Ibrahim (member); Abdulkareem Olayiwola Ayinde (member); and the Director of Public Prosecution from the state’s Ministry of Justice (Secretary).

Accordgin to the State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the nine-person Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy will to advise him on the modalities for release of some prison inmates as part of the national strategies to contain COVID-19.

BREAKING....Kwara govt releases names of members of Prerogative Advisory Committee

The setting up of the committee followed Federal Government’s directives of April 1 that prison decongestion be carried out urgently as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The Council is to advise the Governor on the exercise of the prerogative of mercy conferred upon him by Section 212 of the Nigerian Constitution.

However, the categories of inmates to be considered in the prerogative of mercy include inmates with option of fine not exceeding N50,000 and those with minor offences and having no pending cases; convicts serving three years and above and have less than six months to serve out their term; inmates of 60 years and above; inmates suffering from mental health issue with medical report attached; convicted women and those having children in custody; and convicts who have spent 75% of their remaining sentence after remission.

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