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Ogun Government approves Lifting of Moratorium on Capital Punishment-related cases
Ogun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Dayo Adeneye &Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice in Dr. Olumide Ayeni

Ogun Government approves Lifting of Moratorium on Capital Punishment-related cases

The Ogun State Executive Council has approved the lifting of a moratorium on cases relating to capital Punishment as part of measures to fast track dispensation of Justice in the state.

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr. Olumide Ayeni and the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Dayo Adeneye briefed newsmen after the 31st weekly Executive council meeting presided over by the Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun at the exco chambers, Governor’s office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta this Monday.

According to the Attorney General, the pronouncement of a moratorium was in accordance with the directive of the acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo at the council of States meeting in relation to death penalty.

Dr. Ayeni who said the moratorium was with immediate effect, explained that the step would be applicable to serving cases where lives had been lost as results of committing heinous crime.

While explaining the reason for the measure taken, the Commissioner for Justice noted that it is part of the efforts of the state government to see to the reduction of incidences of kidnapping, cultism and other societal ills which he said was on the increase.

Dr. Ayeni posited that the step would go a long way to ensure that the rule of law prevails in the society.

Also corroborating the Commissioner for Justice, his counterpart from the Ministry of Information and Strategy, Chief Dayo Adeneye said the initiative was to avoid spillover of crimes and other violence acts from gaining entrance into the state

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