Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State granted state pardon to entertainment star Funke Akindele- Bello and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello who were convicted this year for breaking coronavirus protocols.
The Governor also approved the release of 56 inmates from various correctional centres across the state.
A statement by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, said Sanwo-Olu acted based on the recommendations of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, under the powers conferred on the Governor by Section 212 (1) & (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
He said the 56 released inmates were recommended by the Advisory Council after due examination of their case files and consideration of the length of time served, the gravity of offence, old age and ill-health among other parameters.
He therefore enjoined the released prisoners to be good citizens and stay away from crime.