Death Row Convicts Must Die - Nigerian Governor

Despite previous calls by Human rights group, Amnesty International, to spare the lives of two death row prisoners, Daniel Nsofor and Osayinwinde Agbomien, Edo state Governor- who signed their death warrants last month says the pair deserves to die for the crimes they committed.

  • Nigeria:  Death Row Convicts Must Die - Oshiomhole

    Vanguard, 5 November 2012

    Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has said that two death row convicts in the state deserve to die, saying he owes no apology over his stance which he said was in exercise of ... read more »

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  • Nigeria:  Death Row - Oshiomhole Under Pressure to Rescind Execution Warrant

    Vanguard, 23 October 2012

    INTENSE pressure has been brought to bear on the Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to spare the lives of two death row prisoners, whose warrants he recently appended ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Amnesty Asks Edo to Halt Prisoners' Execution

    Daily Trust, 23 October 2012

    Amnesty International has called on the Nigerian Government to halt the planned execution of two prison inmates in Edo state whose death warrants were signed by Governor Adams ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Rights Commission, Lawyers Ask Oshiomhole to Halt Execution

    Daily Trust, 20 October 2012

    The National Human Rights Commission has requested Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State to suspend the planned execution of two inmates on the death row in the state. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Prisoners Face Execution Soon (press release)

    Amnesty International, 19 October 2012

    Two prisoners on death row in Benin prison are in imminent danger of being hanged after the governor of Nigeria's Edo State signed their death warrants, prompting Amnesty ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  NHRC Asks Oshiomhole to Halt Execution of Two Inmates

    Vanguard, 18 October 2012

    The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has asked Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State to suspend the planned execution of two inmates on death row in the state. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Review Death Penalty, NGOs Urge FG

    Vanguard, 15 October 2012

    As the world marks the World Day Against Death Penalty, human rights groups, Legal Defence and Assistance Project, LEDAP, and Nigeria Death Penalty Group, NDEPELG, have called on ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Court Sentences Student to Death by Hanging

    Leadership, 14 October 2012

    The Delta State High Court sitting in Warri on Thursday sentenced to death by hanging aNational Diploma (ND II) student of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko after being found guilty of ... read more »