Breaking: Four convicts hanged in Edo as Oshiomhole ignores Amnesty International, others

Adams Oshiomhole
Edo Governor, Adams Oshiomhole

The inmates were hanged on Monday.

Four death row inmates have been reportedly hanged in Benin, the Edo State capital. The convicts were hanged on Monday evening, prison sources and officials said.

Local and International organisations including Amnesty International had appealed to Governor Adams Oshiomhole not to sign the death warrants of the convicts.

However, President Goodluck Jonathan last week advised state governors to be bold and act constitutionally by signing the death warrants of death row inmates convicted by the courts.

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