The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News guardian.ng 27 Jul, 2021 03:30 am

The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News
Access to Justice (A2J) has condemned the infliction of the death penalty on convicts, given the vulnerabilities and frailties

“We secured the release of Effiong on June 23, 2021, after the Magistrate Court upheld the Director of Public Prosecution’s advice, which exonerated Effiong from the matter,” the group said.LEDAP however commend the timely response by the office of the Attorney General of Lagos for the issuance of the Director of Public Prosecution’s legal advice.Access to Justice (A2J) has condemned the infliction of the death penalty on convicts, given the vulnerabilities and frailties of Nigeria’s judicial system.The group, therefore, called on the National Assembly to abolish the death penalty in Nigeria.

In another development, Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) has secured the release of a minor, Kingsley Effiong who was wrongfully accused of armed robbery and burglary by the Nigeria police force at the Magistrate Court, Ogba, Lagos.He was arrested at the early hours of March 5, 2021, by men of the Nigeria Police Force on allegation of armed robbery and burglary, offences he knew nothing about.

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