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2 Nigerians sentenced to death in Ghana for kidnapping four girls

– – Two Nigerians have been sentenced to death for their roles in the kidnapping and disappearance of missing girls in Ghana. A court in Ghana on Friday sentenced the two suspects, Samuel Udeotuk Wills and John Oji for the alleged crime. They were charged for kidnapping and murdering Ruth Abakah, 19; Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21; Ruth Love Quayson,18 and Priscilla Koranchie, 15. Picture of three of the four girls that were kidnapped. Their bodies have now been found. The trial ending up in a conviction and sentencing of the…

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23 Nigerian drug traffickers on death row in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia officials say at least 23 Nigerians convicted of drug trafficking offences are facing the death penalty. The announcement by Saudi Arabia has now gained traction despite being made couple of months ago. It is coming at a time almost 80 Nigerians were arrested by Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) officials in the U.S.A for internet fraud. In a statement the Saudi officials said the suspects were arrested between 2016 and 2017 at the King Abdul-Aziz International Airport, Jeddah. Some of them were also arrested at the Prince Muhammad…

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US government orders first federal executions since 2003

The US federal government is to resume executing death-row inmates after a 16-year hiatus, the justice department has announced. Attorney General William Barr said in a statement he had directed the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to schedule the executions of five inmates. Mr Barr said the five had been convicted of murders or rapes of children or the elderly. The executions have been scheduled for December 2019 and January 2020. “Under administrations of both parties, the Department of Justice has sought the death penalty against the worst criminals,” Mr Barr…

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