FG May Sign Death Penalty For 2,745 Inmates


There are strong indications that prisoners on death sentences who have spent 10 years behind bars without their convictions signed by the affected state governors may have them commuted to life imprisonment by the federal government.

The move followed the refusal of governors to sign death verdicts passed on thousands of prisoners in various correctional centres across the country.

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has hinted that there are 2,745 inmates on death row in its correctional facilities in the country.

NCoS said yesterday in Abuja that such inmates stand the chance of getting their execution order reversed to life imprisonment if the state governors fail to do the needful 10 years after the court judgement.

There are strong indications that prisoners on death sentences who have spent 10 years behind bars without their convictions signed by the affected state governors may have them commuted to life imprisonment by the federal government.

The move followed the refusal of governors to sign death verdicts passed on thousands of prisoners in various correctional centres across the country. The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has hinted that there are 2,745 inmates on death row in its correctional facilities in the country.

NCoS said yesterday in Abuja that such inmates stand the chance of getting their execution order reversed to life imprisonment if the state governors fail to do the needful 10 years after the court judgement.