Death penatly in Nigeria

The death penalty exists by law in Nigeria and is both sentenced and carried out.

Even if there have been no executions since 2016, the government has not yet decided to prohibit them legally. In 2017 no executions have been carried out in Nigeria. In the same year 621 death penalties were sentenced.

A total of at least 7 executed death sentences is estimated for the past 10 years. With these amounts Nigeria takes place on rank 31 of the world.

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Executions 2007 - 2017




Death sentences 2007 - 2017