Defection: Court dismisses suit seeking to remove Saraki, Dogara, others
Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday dismissed a suit filed by the Legal Defence and Assistant Project (LEDAP), praying the court to declare the seats of Senate President Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and over 50 National Assembly members vacant for defecting from their political parties last year...
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,…
Group, NHRC walk against torture in Nigeria today
The Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) in collaboration with the National Committee Against Torture (NCAT) and National Human Rights Commission...
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’.
LEDAP creates database of Nigerians on death row in Asia
The national coordinator of the group, Mr. Chino Obiagwu said the plight of Nigerians in death row in those countries is a source of concern to him.
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.
Lagos State anti-kidnapping bill stokes controversy over death penalty provision
Lagos State House of Assembly on January 5, 2017 passed an anti-kidnapping bill and prescribed death penalty for convicts whose victims die in their custody.