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Ghana’s parliament votes to abolish the death penalty

Ghana’s lawmakers have voted to abolish the death penalty and remove it from the country’s statute books. The parliamentarians on Tuesday approved for the death penalty to be replaced with life sentence as part of an amendment to the Criminal and Other Offences Act. The amendment bill, sponsored by one of the MPs was passed on Tuesday and now awaits… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More