Lagos pardons 14 prisoners after 20 years in prison and coverts death row for 20 others to life imprisonment

L-R: Director, Legislative Drafting, Lagos State Ministry of Justice/Secretary of Lagos State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, Mrs. Yemisi Ogunlola; members, Mr. Adetoun Adeniji; Mrs. Bolatimi Animashaun; Chairman; Prof. Oyelowo Oyewo; Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, SAN, other members, Mr. Olumide Oniyire; Mr. Chris Okoye and Mrs. Musili Onasanya, during the pardon of 14 inmates and 20 inmates whose Death sentences were converted to Life-Imprisonment by the Lagos State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy at the Kirikiri Maximum Prison, on Friday, April 26, 2019. The Lagos State Government, through the Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, on Friday pardoned 14 inmates of the Maximum Security Prison in Kirikiri who have been imprisoned for over 20 years for various offences, while 20 others on death row had their punishment converted to life imprisonment.   Speaking while handing over the order for the release of the inmates...

Update: Mother of young lady shot by policemen in Ajegunle seeks justice

Mother of 20-year-old Ada Ifeanyi shot dead by Police men in Ajegunle, Lagos, on Saturday April 13th, has cried out for justice. In an interview with Punch, the bereaved mother, who couldn't hold back her tears, said; “I spoke with her on Friday afternoon and she promised to come see me next week so we could celebrate Easter together. She’s a daughter I don’t want to miss in life. She had a loving heart, she was friendly and didn’t like trouble. When they called me around 7am that my daughter had been shot by the Police, I rushed down there and saw my child lying dead. A girl of just 20 years died like a chicken! What did they find on her that made them fire her? If they had shot the tyre, at least the car would stop. Is that what the government want for us? I want justice for my...

A 21 year old lady was shot dead over marriage refusal with cousin

A 21-year old lady was shot dead for refusing to marry her cousin at a wedding in Germany. The lady identified as Shilan was a young lady studying property management at a college in Hover, Germany before she met with an untimely death. The father identified as Ghazi H. aged 50 years, is demanding for justice over the brutal killing of his daughter Shilan. According to him, she was shot by relatives after rejecting an arranged marriage with her cousin. The devastated father said his Kurdish family had fled Iraq and headed to Germany when his daughter was just three years old. She had grown up to be a self-confident young woman with German citizenship. On his facebook wall, he wrote “It is with the deepest sense of loss and pain that I announce the loss of my daughter, she died in a pool of her own blood, as a victim of a treacherous tradition”. Ghazi...

Poles rally against new surveillance law

TVC NEWS : Thousands of Poles marched through Warsaw on Saturday (January 23) to protest against their government's plan to increase its surveillance powers. Some said they feared Poland was following Hungary towards an "illiberal democracy." Since Poland's Law and Justice (PiS) party took power in November, its moves to take more control of the judiciary and the media have divided Poland and raised alarm bells in the Europe Union, which has started investigating charges that Warsaw is undermining democratic principles. "Without democracy none of us can be free, therefore we have to fight for democracy. We have to fight for the fundamentals of the system of our country," one of the organizers, Mateusz Kijowski, appealed to the demonstrators gathered in front of the presidential palace. There were no figures available on the size of the crowd. "We are against the activity taken by the governing majority against the freedom. This starting from destroying...

Arms scandal: Aregbesola seeks heavy punishment for looters

TVC NEWS :Rauf Aregbesola the Osun State Governor, said on Friday at the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in honour of fallen heroes in Osogbo, that those involved in sharing the $2.1bn meant for arms procurement should be made to face the consequences of their offense without exception. . Aregbesola commended President Muhammdu Buhari for unraveling the looting, but lamented the situation where some of the soldiers caught and indicted have been pardoned and some losing their commission while others face uncertain future. He said it was pertinent that a fresh inquiry be set up so that justice could be done. He stated that, the corruption perpetrated by the past administration caused massive destruction of lives and property, adding that lack of superior weapons by the military forced some soldiers to flee from the insurgents. The Governor added, “It is even a monumental scandal that funds meant for procuring arms for soldiers are...