Ekiti State AG Issues Guidelines for Prerogative of Mercy [Download]

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Ekiti State Attorney- General and Commissioner For Justice, Olawale Fapohunda today Friday, 11th of October, 2019 signed into practice, Guidelines for the Exercise of the prerogative of mercy.

According to Fapohunda, the purpose of the guidelines is to enhance the mandate of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, specifically with a view to ensuring credibility, consistency and fairness in the treatment of applications for clemency

He further stated that the guidelines are comprehensive and will provide a practical working document for the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy in assessing the merits of clemency applications, and determining whether to recommend to the Governor of Ekiti State that an act of clemency be granted

The Ekiti State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy is a statutory body, established by Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy Law, No 16 of 2012, in pursuance of Section 212 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).

The function of the Council is to advise the Governor of Ekiti State on the exercise of the constitutional-vested power of prerogative of mercy and recommend any appropriate persons to the Governor for the purposes of enjoyment of any aspect of the prerogative of mercy, exercisable by the Governor under the Constitution.

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