Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Slow appellate justice in Nigeria

We read here of a decision of the Supreme Court of Nigeria upholding the court-martial conviction and 4-year sentence of an army corporal who had defiled an 11-year-old girl. Consider the timeline:

Offenses: January 4 to March 5, 2005
Trial: August 29, 2005
Decision of Court of Appeal, March 18, 2010
Decision of the Supreme Court, July 2016

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