A youth pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Akolade Arowolo, who stabbed his banker wife, Titilayo, to death, is pleading with the Lagos State government for pardon.
Arowolo, alongside 73 other inmates of the Kirikiri Maximum Prisons, yesterday, sought pardon under the Lagos State Prerogative of Mercy conferred on the Governor, claiming they are reformed and should be pardoned.
He was sentenced to death by an Ikeja High Court three years ago after he was found guilty of his wife’s murder on June 24, 2011. He was seen in prison, pleading that he needs another chance to right his wrongs.
His plead came as the Committee on Prerogative of Mercy said that the state will not fail to exercise its prerogative on prisoners, who proved to be reformed.
The pastor was among 74 prisoners called out by the committee, led by Professor Oyelowo Oyewo, set up by the governor to review their applications.
The Oyewo-led committee was on a fact-finding visit to the prisons to have first hand information from the inmates that are eligible for mercy and pardon.
Pastor Arowolo, who delivered a remark on behalf of his fellow inmates, pleaded for mercy, stressing that they are all remorseful and have learned from their mistakes.
Chairman of the committee, Oyelowo, said the governor will act on the committee’s recommendations based on the rules and guidelines set by law for the committee to conduct its work.