- A Nigerian pastor identified as Akolade Arowolo has pleaded for mercy
- The pastor killed his banker wife three years ago and was given a death sentence
Akolade Arowolo, a Nigerian pastor, who murdered Titilayo, his wife, sought pardon under the Lagos state Prerogative on Mercy conferred on the governor.
Arowolo along with seventy three other inmates of the Kirikiri Maximum prisons asked the governor to pardon them on claims that they are reformed.
An Ikeja high court sentenced Arowolo to death three years ago after he was found guilty of his wife’s murder on June 24, 2011. The prisoner pleaded saying he needs another chance to amend his ways.
The committee on Prerogative on Mercy said the state will not fail to carry out its prerogative on prisoners who are reformed.
Arowolo was part of the seventy four prisoners called by the committee. The committee, set up by the governor to review the application of the inmates, was led by Professor Oyelowo Oyewo.
The committee made a visit to the prisons to have first-hand information about the inmates and to know those who are eligible for mercy and pardon.
Arowolo delivered a remark on behalf of the other inmates, he pleaded for mercy while laying emohasis on the fact that they have all learned from their mistakes.
Oyelowo in turn said the governor will act on the committee’s recommendations based on the rulesand guidelines set by the law.
Check out more pictures of the pastor and his wife before her demise:
1. Late Titilayo Arowolo
2. The inmate
3. Arowolo being surrounded by police
4. The pastor being whisked away by prison warders
Watch the NAIJ.com video below to see what the family members of the woman killed by stray bullet want: