NIGERIA: SUPREME COURT JUSTICE OPPOSES CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
June 29, 2013: Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court of Nigeria said that capital punishment should be expunged from the country's Constitution.
The apex jurist, in an interview with Leadership Weekend, said since Governors were reluctant to sign death warrants for capital punishment, âit has become obvious that it is not relevant to have a place in our laws.â âApart from the Governor of Edo State, the State chief executives are afraid to sign execution warrant.â
Besides, Justice Ngwuta said he was not sure that capital punishment "really solves any problem" adding that two wrongs do not make one right. "Some of the crimes really stink to high heavens but then that doesn't make it a situation. You kill ten today, ten commit the same offence tomorrow.â (Sources: allafrica.com, 01/07/2013)