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LEGAL OPINION ON PREROGATIVE OF MERCY AND ITS APPROACH BY AHMOD BABATUNDE ARIYIBI

INTRODUCTION A person sentenced to death may appeal to the President or Governor for what is known as Prerogative of Mercy. Same may be granted by the President or Governor where it is a Federal offence or a State offence as the case may be. The Court may also suo motu make recommendations to the […]

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PROFILE: Olujobi, the ‘Wayward Child of Jesus’ Who Has Housed Over 300 Ex-Inmates Rejected by Relatives

Pastor Hezekiah Olujobi has, through his Half-Way Home, accommodated over 300 ex-inmates who had nowhere to go after their release from prison custody. Half-way home is an initiative of the Centre for Justice Mercy and Reconciliation, which has reconciled 20 ex-prisoners with their families, freed 14 wrongfully convicted prisoners from the death toll, and helped […]

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REVIEW OF KEY ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN BY CENTRE FOR JUSTICE MERCY & RECONCILIATION (CJMR) FROM DECEMBER 2019 TO 31st OF DECEMBER 2020

2 Cor 1:8-10 We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. 9 Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that […]

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Long Walk To Freedom: After 21 Years Of Wrongful Conviction, 60-Year-Old Man Reunites With Family

Olusina Ajayi Olatinwo, who is over 60 years of age, recently got united with his family in Ibadan, after spending 21 years in different prisons across the South-West, on a wrongful conviction that led to a death sentence. YEJIDE GBENGA-OGUNDARE reports that it was a bitter-sweet experience for his family who had given up on seeing him […]

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How Illegal Arrests Lead To Prison Congestion

As the nation grapples with the issue of prison congestion, a research report by the Centre for Justice, Mercy and Reconciliation (CJMR) has revealed that arbitrary arrest and illegal detention is one of the major factors for prison congestion in Nigeria with various inmates arrested and detained for crimes by the police but without trial. […]

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ARBITRARY ARREST, PRISON CONGESTION AND SOLUTION – By Hezekiah Olujobi

Offences, Pattern of Arrest and causes for delay in trial as predictors of Prison Congestion in Noncustodial Service Ijebu Ode, Ogun State   USING 20 PEOPLE AS A CASE STUDIES WHO HAVE BEEN IN DETENTION FROM 2010 WITH INCONCLUSIVE TRIAL IN THE HIGH COURT AND THOSE IN THE MAGISTRATE COURT SINCE 2013 WITHOUT LEGAL ADVICE. […]

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REMEMBER THOSE IN PRISON – By Hezekiah Deboboye Olujobi

Heb 13: 3. Continue to remember those in prison as if you were in prison with them, as well as those who are mistreated, since they also are only mortal. The word “remember” means to bring to attention again, to rethink over things again. According to the dictionary the word “remember” means to keep in […]