Governor Dapo Abiodun who was sworn in for another term of four years ordered the release of 49 convicts currently serving jail terms in different correctional facilities across the state.
The governor also commuted the death sentences of three convicts to life in prison.
Abiodun said some of the inmates had been behind bars for more than 20 years, saying three of them are over 60 years old, while one is 84 years of age.
The governor said: “I have signed the appropriate warrant ordering the immediate release of 49 convicts who are currently imprisoned in different correctional facilities across Ogun State.
“I have also signed a warrant ordering that the death sentences imposed on 3 death row convicts be immediately converted to prison sentences.