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Nigeria: Two prisoners at imminent risk of execution in Edo State

Headline Title:  Nigeria: Two prisoners at imminent risk of execution 19 October 2012 Two prisoners on death row in Benin prison are in imminent danger of being hanged after the governor of Nigeria’s Edo State signed their death warrants prompting Amnesty International to call for an immediate halt to the proceedings after reports the gallows are being made ready. The Edo State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice Osagie Obayuwana could not confirm when the executions will take place as he indicated the decision would be taken by the state prison authorities. The Governor of…

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