A 17-year-old student of Joseph Ayo Babalola University identified as Tomiwa Aladejebi has been paraded by the police for cultism.
According to him he said was invited for a party by a friend he met on Facebook before being arrested for cultism while about to be initiated into Black Axe Fraternity.
The police image maker said the Police Commissioner in the state would soon meet with the Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi and the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Ayodeji Daramola over the modality for the granting of pardon to prisoners.
Babayemi added that though granting of pardon or release of prisoners on compassionate ground falls within the purview of the Governor and Chief Judge, he said “those granted pardon under this circumstance had been found to be the one perpetrating more evil.”
He regretted that the Nigeria Prison Service had not been well structured to be more effective in carrying out its statutory reformatory exercises on inmates, saying this accounted for the reasons why “some of them used to return to criminality after they were pardoned.”