LEDAP threatens suit against National Assembly defectors
The Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) has threatened to sue 15 members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) senators in National Assembly who defected...
Group seeks internal monitoring team to reduce police torture
Sterling Centre for Law and Development (SCLD) has stressed the need for the Nigeria Police to step up its internal monitoring activities to reduce and eliminate torture of suspects for confessions or punishment for detainees. Speaking yesterday in Abuja during a rally to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, its Coordinator,…
LEDAP seeks to reduce torture incidences, trains police officers
Buoyed by the desire to reduce the incidences of torturing suspects in Nigeria, the Legal Defence Assistance Project (LEDAP) has commenced the training of police officers in Lagos.The training, which is in partnership with the United Nations Democracy Funds (UNDF) and National Committee Against Torture (NCAT) is christened, ‘Community Mobilization Against Tortured’.
Court outlaws post-UTME tests in tertiary institutions
A Federal High Court, Abuja has declared the Post- Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) conducted by universities...
Freed from hangman’s noose after 13 years, two ex-prisoners start afresh
Accused of murder, Owodo was tortured, tried, convicted and sentenced to death by hanging. But LEDAP launched an appeal against his conviction, which exonerated the condemned ‘criminal’ and validated his innocence.
Court declares free compulsory education enforceable right
Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja yesterday declared as enforceable, the right of every Nigerian to free and compulsory primary and junior secondary education.