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Friday, March 09, 2018

Couple Jailed For 37 Years Plead For Mercy

A partially-blind 71-year old man, Lucky Ishaka, and his 56-year-old wife, Margaret, who were jailed for 37 years have appealed to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and the state Chief Judge to grant them pardon.






The couple, who has six children, was jailed for conspiracy, armed robbery and kidnapping in 2012 when they hauled into the medium security prisons at Okere in Warri, Delta State. Their plight came to the fore when members of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy led the chairman, Patrick Okpakpor visited the prison facility where 222 inmates are on death roll.


Okpakpor, a former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, expressed concern on the number of inmates on death row, and urged the Federal Government to have a second look into the issue of death sentence. He further expressed shock at the undignified and dehumanized conditions inmate are detained, saying that the magnitude of congestion should be treated as a national emergency.


The chairman and members who was conducted round the facility by the Deputy Controller of Prison, Mr. Airiohuodion Sam, charged the Federal Government to make adequate budgetary provisions to expand the already over stretched facility, originally built to accommodate 307 inmates but now accommodates over 1,500 inmates.


From Sunnews

8 comments:

  1. Just 6 years in prison and they are pleading for mercy. What of those languishing in jail for crimes they did not commit? Well,they can be pardoned if they have learned their lessons ...

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    1. Where did you read 6 years Please?

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    2. Mama Nobi, na deduction Paul do. Dem jail dem 2012 and this na 2018, u get?

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  2. They should temper mercy with justice.

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  3. Nigerians are just barbaric... The way they pass judgments is uncalled for...

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    1. I hope you saw the offense?

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  4. The last time i went for evangelism at the prison my eyes saw my ears. Infact they arr in another world of their own. Some sell sugar groundnut and stuff, some others igbo etc. I heard after their release that some deliberately commit just to return there. The women is another ball game. They were in prison inside the prison, dont communicate with the men but i saw little babies there, very old women and very young girls infact ehn i was tongue tied. People on death rown have their own department, they look very scary i could dare to lookat them twice. Generally their problem is the lawyers/court, their case is always adjourned no hearing. It is well with them

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