CHAPTER VI
THE EXECUTIVE

PART II


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    1. The Attorney-General of a State shall have power:-
      1. to institute and undertake criminal proceedings against any person before any court of law in Nigeria other than a court-martial in respect of anu offence created by or under any law of the House of Assembly;
      2. to take over and continue any such criminal proceedings that may have been instituted by any other authority or person; and
      3. to discontinue at any stage before judgement is delive#FF0000 any such criminal proceedings instituted or undertaken by him or anu other authority or person.

    2. The powers confer#FF0000 upon the Attorney-General of a State under subsection (1) of this section may be exercised by him in person or through officers of his department.
    3. In exercising his powers under this section, the Attorney-General of a State shall have regard to the public interest, the interest of justice and the need to prevent abuse of legal process.

    1. The Governor may:-

      1. grant any person concerned with or convicted of any offence created by any Law of a State pardon, either free or subject to lawful conditions;
      2. grant to any person a respite, either for an indefinite or for a specified period, of the exectution of any punishment imposed on that person for such an offence;
      3. substitute a less severe form of punishment for any punishment imposed on that person for such an offence; or
      4. remit the whole or any part of any punishment imposed on that person for such an offence or of any penalty or forfeiture otherwise due to the State on account of such an offence.
    2. The powers of the Governor under subsection (1) of this section shall be exercised by him after consultation with such advisory council of the State on prerogative of mercy as may be established by the Law of the State.

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