Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Nigeria: Capital Punishment - Don't Be Gagged, Anglican Primate Tells FG

From Nigeria-

The Primate, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, Tuesday, decried the condemnations that trailed the execution of four condemned prisoners in Benin City by the Edo State Government, urging the federal government not to allow itself to be gagged by anybody.

Reacting to questions at a press conference in Abuja, the Primate noted that Amnesty International had no justification to criticise the government's action, as they were neither directly nor indirectly affected by the action of the inmates.

He warned that the federal government should not allow anybody or organisation to teach it what morality is all about, insisting that, "the law on capital punishment for those who rightly deserve it should be enforced."

Painting a scenario where a victim of armed robbery was brutalised, raped and finally killed by the gang, the primate rhetorically asked "now where is the human right of this woman? Meanwhile, the armed robbers involved in that had been executed, and the people are crying for the human rights of the armed robbers.

"What I am saying is that the federal government should not allow people to teach them moral in our society. If somebody can afford to kill 79 people and they just sentenced him to 14 years imprisonment, if they think that is acceptable to them, it is okay, but here I think it is not okay.

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1 comment:

Leonard said...

All of this blurting out in defense of murder, from the very mouth of the promoter of dangerous, to LGBT citizens, hatelaws in Nigeria. I don't think the man ought pontificate about ANYONES morals being dictated.