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You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by highrise07: 5:09am On Apr 21
Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has asked Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State to commute the death penalty passed on death row inmates in the state to life imprisonment instead of executing them.

Those on death row upon the judgment of the court of Lagos State included the General Overseer of Christian Praying Assembly, Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, a.k.a. Rev. King.

Falana argued in his letter dated April 19, 2017 and addressed to Ambode that the planned execution of death row inmates in the state would violate a subsisting judgment delivered in 2012 by the High Court of Lagos State which ruled that it was illegal and unconstitutional to execute condemned inmates.

He reminded the governor that the judgment of the court of the state had held that to hang or subject death row inmates to firing squad would lead to the violation of their fundamental right to freedom from torture guaranteed by the constitution.

The judgment was said to have been delivered by Justice Mufutau Olokooba of the Lagos State High Court on June 29, 2012.

The Lagos lawyer advised the state government to explore the only available option of commuting the death penalty passed on the inmates to life imprisonment.

Falana stated, “On the basis of the valid and subsisting judgment of the Lagos High Court on the illegality of the execution of the death penalty in Lagos State we urge Your Excellency not to sign a death warrant authorising the killing of any condemned prisoner either by hanging, firing squad or any other means whatsoever.

“In the circumstance, Your Excellency may wish to commute the death sentences of all condemned prisoners in Lagos State to life imprisonment forthwith.”
The Attorney General of the state, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, was said to have stated at a press conference on Tuesday that unlike previous administrations, Ambode would sign the necessary documents to execute those on death row in the state.

Kazeem reportedly said the development was at the instruction of Ambode and that the state had begun reviewing the matter after prison officials complained of the highhandedness of some death row inmates who felt that they had certain rights which excluded them from being executed.

But Falana stated that the planned execution would negate the subsisting court judgment.
Falana stated, “Although many persons have been convicted of armed robbery and murder and sentenced to death by the Lagos State High Court since 1999, your predecessors did not sign death warrants for the execution of any person on death row.

“Accordingly, all the convicts on death row have had the death sentences imposed on them commuted to life imprisonment.

“It is pertinent to draw the attention of Your Excellency to the case of Ajulu & Ors. v. Attorney General of Lagos State (unreported), Suit No: ID/76M/2008 of 29th June 2012, wherein the Lagos State High Court held that while a person who commits murder may be sentenced to death, it is illegal and unconstitutional to execute such death sentence by hanging or firing squad as it will lead to the violation of his fundamental right to freedom from torture guaranteed by the constitution.

“According to the learned trial judge, Olokooba, death by hanging and firing squad amounts to a violation of the condemned’s right to dignity of the human person and amount to inhuman and degrading treatment and is consequently unconstitutional being a violation of Section 34(1)(a) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.

“Section 367 of the Criminal Procedure Law of Lagos State and any other law which provides for hanging by the neck till death are accordingly declared unconstitutional. Section 1(3) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act in so far as it seeks to be implemented by the respondent is also declared unconstitutional and void.”

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by highrise07: 5:20am On Apr 21
on this one , Mr falana is confused. Ambode should sign those warrants ASAP.

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by Young03: 5:25am On Apr 21
Hmmm na wa h o

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by Jabioro: 5:28am On Apr 21
Nonsense medemede.. Government should keep them going after the court ruling, leave them to be on per second public billing.. mind you the convicts has wasted some one life, let their life also go the same way.. Dear Falana there is no need keeping the murderers.

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by jhydebaba(m): 5:37am On Apr 21
What is this learned senior saying Execute the bleeping motherfucker already joor.

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by BeeBeeOoh(m): 5:40am On Apr 21
This Falz father don smoke Oshogbo weed angry angry

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by Aufbauh(m): 5:41am On Apr 21
Femi Falana remain the only true human rights activist /lawyer since the demise of Chief Gani.

Not an activist lawyer by title like Chief Ozekhome who is busy defending our looters and making himself available conduit for looted funds.

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by SoftP: 5:52am On Apr 21
They are beneficiaries of Rev Kings generosity

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by Ayodeji2k14: 5:55am On Apr 21
Falana is speaking rubbish.They must be executed to reduce criminally minded individuals.It is an eye for an eye!

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by kestolove95(f): 6:09am On Apr 21
So wat falana is sayin now is dat u can kill in nigeria nd spend few yrs in prison den go home walking free....ur son falz need to cum nd tell u weldonSir!!!

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by kingphilip(m): 6:39am On Apr 21
Just take a look at the comments above and you'd know that these ones are just so so don't even know what to classify them

Someone drew the governor's attention to a subsisting judgement previously passed in the state as to the reason why the execution shouldn't take place and people instead of backing up their claims as to why it should take place are taking it out on his personality

If you feel he isn't right why not put up a solid argument let people weigh it instead of shifting attention

And BTW I feel it's because of the name mentioned and due to tribal intolerance if not so there wouldn't be any lash

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by Bondesniger(m): 6:43am On Apr 21
why after all that?
Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by uzoclinton(m): 6:57am On Apr 21
Oooo yes he can. and he will

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by egbabiekperemo1: 7:14am On Apr 21
Make dem kill falana join. Nonsense lawyer

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by priscaoge(f): 7:44am On Apr 21
Why is that Rev King still alive tho

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by tstx(m): 7:44am On Apr 21
BeeBeeOoh:
Happy birthday To Me. Please don't Luke my post, I am ugly & I hate likes angry angry
you really need yo address your self esteem ish

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by tstx(m): 7:44am On Apr 21
BeeBeeOoh:
Happy birthday To Me. Please don't Luke my post, I am ugly & I hate likes angry angry
you really need to address your self esteem ish
Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by cogbuagu: 7:44am On Apr 21
Y is he so special?
Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by mikeycharles(m): 7:45am On Apr 21
He say what
Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by TeflonBlixx: 7:45am On Apr 21
Y'all should chill. .

All Mr. Falana is saying is that Gov. Ambode can't execute inmates by any means, whether by hanging or firing squad. . By doing so, he would violating human right?

He stated he must be condenmed by sentencing him to Life Imprisonment. .

Lobatan.

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by kaycyor: 7:46am On Apr 21
KILL EM ALL!!! Who be falana.. kill am join... Rev King should ve been executed long time.. by now he for don dey him heaven wey him dey preach about

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by opalu: 7:46am On Apr 21
Ahh
Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by TINALETC3(f): 7:46am On Apr 21
God bless u, exactly my thoughts
kingphilip:
Just take a look at the comments above and you'd know that these ones are just so so don't even know what to classify them

Someone drew the governor's attention to a subsisting judgement previously passed in the state as to the reason why the execution shouldn't take place and people instead of backing up their claims as to why it should take place are taking it out on his personality

If you feel he isn't right why not put up a solid argument let people weigh it instead of shifting attention

And BTW I feel it's because of the name mentioned and due to tribal intolerance if not so there wouldn't be any lash

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by mustmust(m): 7:47am On Apr 21
priscaoge:
Why is that Rev King still alive tho


Oh you mean Rev wicked King is still alive

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by Adeevah(f): 7:48am On Apr 21
Daddy Falz is on weeds

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by NubiLove(m): 7:48am On Apr 21
And people's tax would be used to support them?

Well if they can set up prison factories for free labour then it makes sense to do life imprisonment if NOT then we don't need multiple murderers benefiting from the state.

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by SFSNIPER(m): 7:48am On Apr 21
Lethal injection is a good option then.

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Re: You Can’t Execute Rev. King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode by profhezekiah: 7:49am On Apr 21
Falz come and hear ur father oo

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