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THE DISPROPORTIONATE EFFECT OF THE DEATH PENALTY ON WOMEN IN NIGERIA
Death Penalty still occupies a pride of place in the statute books of Nigeria, and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) does not prohibit its application. It however seems that there has been an extension to the application of the death sentence to include acts that ordinarily should be issues of morality. Some cultural and traditional practices also constitute in themselves extrajudicial death sentences. This paper seeks to identify, and x-ray the disproportionate effect of the death sentence on women in Nigeria, and proffer necessary recommendations.
Key words: Disproportionate effect, Death Penalty, Women, Nigeria