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Nigeria executions: “They almost executed him secretly”

Headline Title:  “They almost executed him secretly” 28 June 2013 On Tuesday, Ebhos was dragged to the gallows in Benin Prison, Nigeria. He was forced to watch as four men were hanged.He only escaped execution because, at the last moment, the prison authorities realised that his death sentence, imposed by a military tribunal, required a firing squad. It had not been prepared.The Nigerian furniture maker had been on death row for 17 years, convicted of armed robbery. His son, Solomon, only learned that his father was about to be put to death when he read a local newspaper report that…

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