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Friday, 21 April 2017

Don’t order execution of Reverend King, other condemned inmates- Falana to Ambode

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has appealed to the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, not to order the execution of condemned persons that have been sentenced to death in the state.

The Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem, at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday April 28th, disclosed that Ambode would soon sign the death warrants of the condemned inmates in the state.

Accoding to Kazeem, his he visited the Lagos state prisons recently and discovered that those on death row were acting as though they had certain rights which excluded them from being executed. He revealed that the prison officials complained about this attitude of theirs and called on the Government to act and remedy the situation.
 "Lots of people are on death row, Rev. King is not the only one on death row, it is on the instruction of Ambode that I visited the prisons recently and I discuss the issue with the prison officials and they expressed concern. We are moving in that direction of signing. The prison officials said we need to look at that seriously. Those on death row are beginning to think they have some rights. We are going to move in that direction, you will hear from me, but I will not tell you the exact date,” Kazeem said
In a letter sent addressed to the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, Falana insisted that death by hanging or firing squad violates the rights to freedom from torture. Citing a judgement of the State High Court sometime ago, Falana said
 “The Lagos State High Court held that while a person who commits murder may be sentenced to death, it is illegal and unconstitutional to execute such death sentence by hanging or firing squad, as it will lead to the violation of his fundamental right to freedom from torture guaranteed by the constitution”.
He called on Governor Ambode not to sign a death warrant authorising the killing of any condemned prisoner but should rather d commute the death sentences to life imprisonment.
“On the basis of the valid and subsisting judgment of the Lagos High Court on the illegality of the execution of the death penalty in Lagos State, we urge Your Excellency not to sign a death warrant authorising the killing of any condemned prisoner either by hanging, firing squad or any other means whatsoever. In the circumstance, Your Excellency may wish to commute the death sentences of all condemned prisoners in Lagos State to life imprisonment forthwith"his letter read

22 comments:

Vivian Reginalds said...

hmm
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

OSINANL said...

OK O!

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Killing them won't change a thing really


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Bonita Bislam said...

Since death by hanging is a violation of his constitutional right, why not use lethal injection then?
Bollocks

godwin peter said...

Mr Falana might be right. But anyone that's capable of murdering his Church member without having human sympathy about them can turn to a beast in the prison, if given life imprisonment. My thoughts

Anonymous said...

Habaaa....he is not dead yet?

Grace Ade said...

Haaaa, nt fair enuf. Life inprisonmt is beta

Christ Lover said...

I think I agree with Mr Falana.

daniel ubong said...

Can they be forgive because even God forgive.

dee boi said...

Be like say rev king na him mentor?... de

WizzyEsq said...

It Will, It Will Serve As A Deterrent

Anonymous said...

Mr Falana must also know that he has violated human right by killing his member and may do more damaging if he is alive because, he has boys out there working for him.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that when it comes to execution of rev king the law that have been will change. It is d gratitude of d offense that 'll determine d punishment. If given life imprisonment his men may break jail one day & whisk him away. Let d right thing be done in a right way.

Anonymous said...

Falana a Charge and bail SAN

RareSpecie Z said...

Mumu talk.

onyebuchi ndukwe said...

No exception to the rule the man should face his death for committing such heinous act shekina.

onyebuchi ndukwe said...

No exception to the rule the man should face his death for committing such heinous act shekina.

Anonymous said...

Abeg kill the man already jor. Even the bible says if you kill by the sword you will die by the sword. Na all this kain time wasting dey give dem levels so. One day we go hear say some people storm prison kill the wardens and escape with those on death roll. Then when they are back in the society.Falana will be in his safe abode while the rest of us will be living amongst mad men capable of murder. Jor ooo

JohnJohn Uket said...

Dear Linda, I appreciate you more because your blog is the only news site I believe and encourage others to subscribe.

Please, my worries at the moment isn't about this story but about the rising grammatical blunders and unprofessional scripting and editing of your post. Please dear, if your editors are tired, they shouldn't post. Are you aware that 28th April is next week but the conference so referred to had taken place. So what do you think will go through the minds of your careful readers? Do you know that an alphabet or number can degenerate a communication.

I won't ask you to fire any of them but invest in training them professionally.

Thanks big!


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Anonymous said...

LikE seriously they deserve the hang.man

Rosemary Merit said...

I don't agree with this falana For the first time in my life. I don't know why the delay. The Governor should please hasten up and sign their death bill. Once evil is evil for life, they hardly change or ever change.

Anonymous said...

He killed someone daughter so why the spare.please execute Governor

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