• Over 2,000 prisoners on death row in Nigeria

    Over 2,000 prisoners on death row in Nigeria

    No fewer than 2,000 inmates in Nigerian prisons are said to be on death row while an alarming 75 per cent are on awaiting trial.

    The total prison population in Nigeria is over 68,000 comprising – 17,686 convicts (4,080 lifers; 2,000 condemned convicts) and over 40,000 Awaiting Trial Persons.

    The large number of prisoners on death row can be directly attributed to the refusal of state governor’s to implement their sentences.

    It appears that a lot of governors have made it a policy […]