By Innocent Anaba

As the world, yesterday, marked the World Day Against the Use of the Death Penalty, Legal Defence and Assistance Project, LEDAP, has called on the Federal Government to abolish death penalty, adding that it was time the country joined other democracies of the world that had stopped the use of the death penalty.

Addressing newsmen in Lagos as part of activities to mark the day, LEDAP’s National Cordination, Mr Chino Obiagwu, said: “The Federal Government should immediately pronounce official moratorium on death sentences and executions, while the National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly start amendment of the Federal Criminal Code and states’ Criminal Code Law and Penal Code Law, to replace all provisions for death sentence with life sentence or terms of years of imprisonment.”

The briefing was jointly done with Nigerian Death Penalty Group, NDEPELG.

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