• Man freed after 11 years on death row

    Man freed after 11 years on death row

    The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has discharged and acquitted one Ganiyu Wahab, who had spent 11 years on death row.

    Wahab was arraigned for murder at the Lagos High Court, Ikeja, and subsequently sentenced to death on July 2, 2007.

    He was accused of killing one Kolawole Lateef Alaran on January 23, 2005 by stabbing him with a broken bottle in the Agboyi area of Lagos.

    He was discharged following an appeal against his conviction by the Legal Defence and Assistance […]