Edo executes four convicts by hanging

// News | Crime/Legal | Edo executes four convicts by hanging
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font
Edo State Government on Monday confirmed the execution of four convicted criminals.

The convicts were reportedly executed by hanging, a development that has elicited condemnation from Amnesty International.

The international human rights group, in a statement, had called for restraint on the part of the Nigerian government in carrying out the exercise.

When contacted, state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Henry Idahagbon, confirmed the execution.

He said their convictions were secured years ago from the Supreme Court and that three of the executed criminals were convicted outside the state, but had been in prison in Benin.


On claims that there was a stay of execution order, Idahagbon said his office got the stay of execution papers, but that the execution was not carried out by his office.

The prison authorities, however, claimed they did not receive any stay of execution order.

Deputy Director for Africa, AI, Lucy Freeman, said, “If confirmed, these executions mark a sudden, brutal return to the use of the death penalty in Nigeria, a truly dark day for human rights in the country.

“We again urge the Nigerian authorities to stop all executions immediately and return to the moratorium on execution in the country. We oppose the death penalty in all cases without exception, as it is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.”

Also, a legal rights group, Legal Defence Assistance Project, condemned the execution.
The group’s National Coordinator, Mr. Chino Obiagwu, said the execution of the inmates was in violation of the appeal he filed on behalf of all death row inmates in the country.


Obiagwu said, “Today, the LEDAP frowns on the execution of four death row prisoners – Chima Ejiofor, Daniel Nsofor, Osarenmwinda Aiguokhan and Richard Igagu – in Edo State despite their pending appeals at the court of appeal.

“The AG of Edo State and the prison authorities were duly served with the court processes, comprising the notice of appeal and motion for stay of execution.”
Tagged : No tags for this article

Headlines Newsview all

Nigerian Army Arrests Boko Haram Terrorists In Taraba

The Defence Headquarters on Wednesday said that a group of terrorists, operating under the guise of herdsmen at a camp in the outskirts of Wukari ... Full story

Nigerian youths beg President Obama to help find Borno schoolgirls

Some Nigerian youths have solicited for the help of the United States government in securing the release of the abducted 190 pupils of the Government ... Full story

N4 Million, Human Parts & Ammunition Found With Ritual Killer In Benin

A man in Benin City, Edo State, who succeeded in fooling people into thinking he was mad, has turned out to be a ritual killer ... Full story

Popular Lagos Woman Stripped And Beaten For Stealing Brazilian Hair

Some ladies have dumped their boyfriend just because the guys couldn’t give them N50,000+ to buy the rave of the moment – Brazilian Hair. They ...

Boko Haram pays N500,000 to recruits!

Boko Haram recruits members, not just from Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad, it also gets recruits from Niger Republic who it pays N500, 000. However, their ...

Ogun State Politician Bashorun Bayo Awosanya Violently Assaults Wife

According to an NGO, the woman in this Picture is the wife of a strong Ogun-state APC chieftain named Bashorun Bayo Awosanya. He reportedly attacked ...

Barima Sydney Admits Ghanaian Artists Use Juju

Is the entertainment industry in Ghana this diabolic? Weeks ago, we were stunned when Pink FM presenter Eric Akoto raised alarm that some of his ... Full story

Banky W Plays Bestman Role In Tiwa Savage Wedding

It's no longer news that female Pop singer, Tiwa Savage and her husband/manager, Tunji Balogun, popularly called, Tee Billz are staging their fairytale white wedding ... Full story

Actor Joseph Benjamin Covers RB Magazine April/May Issue

Blazing the cover of RB Magazine’s April/May 2014 issue is the stunning look of multiple award winning actor and co-host of the MTN Project Fame reality ... Full story

Nollywood Actor Chris Nkulor Is Dead

Chris Nkulor, a prolific Nollywood actor, has recently passed on. The actor had earlier this month been diagnosed of a kidney ailment, and this was ...

Boko Haram: Abducted Chibok School Girls Estimated To Be 234

The number of secondary school girls still under Boko Haram captivity is more than the figure widely circulated. There are 234 of them missing from the ... Full story

Comment on: Edo executes four convicts by hanging

Rate this article

0

Featured author

chuky01

Breaking News

Jude Okoye Proposes To Girlfriend, Ifeoma Umeokeke [PICTURES]

Elder brother of P-Square, Jude Okoye has proposed to his sweetheart, Ifeoma Michelle Umeokeke. Jude popped up the question this evening, according to reports. The ...

P-Square's Contract as Globacom Ambassadors May be Terminated If They Split

With all the news going viral about psquare breakup, it seems if the Glo ambassadors are not careful their deal with the telecommunication will be ...

What Tonto Dikeh Wore To A Wedding

Do you have a story/gist for publication? Please email it to story@nigeriafilms.com kessy abuja | 4/24/2014 2:25:03 PM Is it becos she Bleached her Black Ass? NFC ...

(Incest If True),‘GrandParents May Have Caused Harrysong’s Greatest Woe’

With recent viral report that making the rounds that Harrysong is a product of incest, the artiste may not be taking it likely with the ...

Actress Rukky Sanda Steps Out In Smashing Outfits

Do you have a story/gist for publication? Please email it to story@nigeriafilms.com BABY COOL | 4/24/2014 5:04:08 PM has anybody noticed the that her legs have different ...

Jude Okoye,elder brother to singing duo Psquare is a year older today.

Amidst the ups and down between the okoye brothers, it doesn't stop today from being a happy day in the life of Psquare's elder brother, ...

Dencia Acquires New Range Rover

Singer Dencia's who has received a lot of criticisms for encouraging blacks to use her whitenicious Cream in other way they should bleach their body, ...

Harrysong Reveals That His Father And Mother Are Siblings

Do you have a story/gist for publication? Please email it to story@nigeriafilms.com Miss B | 4/24/2014 2:23:47 PM Its not their fault it can happen to anyone ...

Peter Okoye's Wife, Lola Omotayo Speaks On P-Square's Rumoured Breakup

Since the rummoured breakup of P-Square sprung, there have been tales that the wife of Peter Okoye, Lola Omotayo, was responsible for it. Some people ...

Cossy Orjiakor Thinks Marriage

Nollywood actress, Cossy Orjiakor may not have acted in lots of movies, but she has successfully substituted that for series of issues, which have kept ...