ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY IN NIGERIA, OKOWA URGES FG
Written by thereachfm on March 19, 2019
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State yesterday called for the abolishment of death penalty in Nigeria.
The governor made the call when members of the Presidential Committee on Prisons Reforms led by its Chairman, Ishaq Bello paid him a courtesy visit in Asaba.
According to him, death penalty should be abolished and those who are already sentenced to death be converted to life imprisonment, more so now that most state governments are unwilling to sign the death warrant.
While calling for the reformation of the prisoners to make them better citizens of the country Governor Okowa condemned a situation where prison inmates coordinate criminal activities such as kidnapping from the prisons, adding that reforming the prisoners was apt for a sustainable crime-free society.