Osile of Oke-Ona Egba, Oba Adedapo Tejuoso, has called for the removal of the Nigeria Prisons Service, NPS, from the exclusive list of the federal government.
Oba Tejuoso, who is the Chairman, Governing Council, Prison Rehabilitation International Mission, stated this at his residence in Ibara, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, when he received a pardoned prisoner, Ogunsanya Segun.
Ogunsanya was among the 21 prisoners granted amnesty by Governor Ibikunle Amosun in commemoration of June 12, 1993 presidential election. The monarch said the judiciary, especially judges do not consider the state of prisons before remanding people.
Oba Tejuoso, who called for the total overhauling of the Service, said the Prison Reformation Committee set up by former President Olusegun Obasanjo did everything possible for the reformation to take place.
He revealed that about N3 billion was released by the former president at the twilight of his administration, but nothing happened till date.
While recalling what led him to prison, Ogunsanya said he was a member of Aake Confraternity and a final year Sociology student of the Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ago-Iwoye when he was arrested.
He recalled threatening a colleague before he was arrested, but was charged for armed robbery by the police.
While in court, Ogunsanya said he was very furious and argued with the judge which made him to be sentenced to death.
He, however, revealed to the surprise of the monarch that he was among the seven people who were anointed by Oba Tejuoso seven years ago.
Ogunsanya, who spent 15 years in Ibara Prison before his release, had his death sentence commuted to life imprisonment on May 29, 2014 before his final release via a letter signed by Governor Amosun dated May 25.


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