One Dele Mokwunye, a 41 year old man, who is on death row, has appealed for a State pardon.
He expressed remorse for his actions. He blamed his actions on “temptation”.
The convict was sentenced to death by hanging by Justice Anthony Akpovi of Ogwashi -Uku High Court in 2006.
Dele Mokwunye, a native of Idumuje-Unor of Aniocha North Local Government Area was 24 years old in 2002 when he brutally murdered his childless aunt with whom he was residing.
He butchered the aunt with a cutlass on suspicion that she was using witchcraft powers to hinder his progress.
His father gave evidence against him during the trial.
The convict, whose death sentence has been commuted by the former Governor of the State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan in 2010, is currently serving his jail term at the Onitsha Prison.
Mokwunye made the appeal, Friday, during a visit by the Chairman of the Delta State Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy, Chief Patrick Okpakpor who led other members of the Council to the Onitsha Prison.
Okpakpor told convicts transferred to the Onitsha and Awka prisons from Delta State that the council lacks the power to order release of inmates from custody.
He further explained that such powers reside with the Governor as enshrined in Section 212 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).