By Emman Ovuakporie

ABUJA — A team of law professors, led by the Director-General of Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, NIALS, Prof. Epiphany Azinge(SAN), Tuesday, advised members of the House of Representatives to abolish death penalty from Nigerian laws.

The law experts gave the advice when they paid a working visit to the Speaker of the House, Aminu Tambuwal.

The law academics also urged the parliament to legislate for the justiciability of Chapter two of the 1999 Constitution to ensure that all the rights enshrined in the chapter for the citizenry are guaranteed.

Azinge, who made the presentation on behalf of the law teachers, said: “We, the Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, NIALS, seek an abrogation of the death penalty in all our laws.

“It is a matter of despair to hear that people still clamour for death penalty in the states.”

In his response, Tambuwal told the visiting law experts that the House was already in the process of abrogating some “archaic laws” and had “restructured the Committee on Justice” to carry out the assignment.

He appealed to Azinge and his team to assist the Committee in the task of amending these laws and abrogating a few others.


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