The sentencing of a Nigerian driver to death by hanging via the video conferencing platform Zoom is “merciless and inhumane,” outraged activists say.
Within the nation’s first-ever digital conviction, Lagos choose Mojisola Dada handed down the death penalty to Olalekan Hameed Monday for the 2018 homicide of his employer’s 76-year-old mom, in line with BBC Information.
“The sentence of this court docket upon you, Olalekan Hameed, is that you simply be hanged by the neck till you be pronounced lifeless … That is the digital judgment of the court docket,” the choose stated.
However native and worldwide activists are demanding that authorities expunge the conviction, with The Human Rights Watch slamming digital death sentences amid the coronavirus disaster as “inherently merciless and inhumane,” in line with the outlet.
Hameed had pleaded not responsible to killing Jolasun Okunsanya in December 2018. It wasn’t instantly clear if he plans to attraction the sentence.
Zoom’s reputation has exploded in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.