November 18, 2016

OH DEAR! Chijioke Was Executed This Morning For Drugs

Nigerian death row convict, Chijoke Stephen Obioha was executed in Singapore early this morning, after the Court of Appeal dismissed an Urgent Criminal Motion filed by his lawyer, Joseph Chen.

The Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign member, Mr Ravi, who is assisting Mr Joseph with the research for the case, took to his Facebook page today to announce the news.
"This morning, at 6am, the execution of Chijioke Stephen Obioha took place. I am not even sure if his family from Nigeria were able to attend. Soon it will be all forgotten together with Chijioke’s name, but for the many of us who fight and campaign to eradicate this barbaric practice of death by hanging, and for those of us who challenge the mandatory death penalty for drug trafficking in Singapore, our work will go on. And it must." 
"Update: I'm currently arranging with the Roman Catholic Prison Ministry (RCPM) to claim the body of Chijioke from the Singapore Prisons Service for a proper funeral in accordance with his religious beliefs.The funeral will take place either today or tomorrow depending on how soon the SPS could release the body. Will keep you posted."
Chijoke spent almost 8 years on death row and over 9 years behind bars before his execution. RIP!

4 comments:

Dididjon Paul said...

This is terrible, is a lessons to all.

eniola lawal said...

God ve mercy oo

Hassan Aderemi said...

What a terrible end! Patience is virtue.

Anonymous said...

Sad end

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