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140 inmates on death row awaiting execution in Kano – NCoS

One hundred and forty inmates on death row are awaiting execution in Kano State.

Spokesman of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Kano State Command, Mr Musbahu Kofar-Nassarawa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Kano that those on death row are of both genders.

“Kano Correctional Centre has no hangman because it is a Medium Security Custodial Centre,’’ Kofar-Nassarawa said.

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He noted that governors in the state had failed to either sign death warrants or to commute the sentences of those on death row to life imprisonment.

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“Some governors use Constitutional provisions to release inmates based on recommendations by the Advisory Council on the prerogative of mercy to decongest correctional centres, Kofar-Nassarawa noted. (NAN)


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