Deputy AG designate opposes calls for death penalty to be abolished
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A Deputy Attorney General-assign, Mr. Alfred Tuah-Yeboah has gone against requires the abolishment of capital punishment from Ghana’s rules.
The candidate trusts Ghana isn’t yet at the level where it will get rid of such a law.
Gatherings like Amnesty International Ghana has approached President Akufo-Addo, the Attorney General, and different partners to promptly find ways to nullify capital punishment.
The gathering accepts the death penalty denies survivors of the fundamental right to life, consequently should be erased from Ghana’s laws.
However, showing up before the Appointments Committee of Parliament today, Tuesday, June 15, 2021, the Deputy Minister-assign couldn’t help contradicting such calls.
As per him, such rushed choices won’t profit the country over the long haul.
Alfred Tuah-Yeboah said, he buys in to the full execution of capital disciplines.
He added that “if killers must be slaughtered, they ought to be executed”.
“I’m a pragmatist and positivist. On the off chance that we take a gander at a portion of the homicide cases that we’ve seen, particularly with regards to theft with murder and the hard nature that some of them do those activities, I think we need to hang on [with the abolishment of such a law] for quite a while. [We shouldn’t cancel it] at this stage. I similarly additionally hold this view that as it exists in the USA, if partners might need to wander into evaluating murders, I buy in to the full execution of their sentences. In the event that the individual is a killer, and they must be executed, they should be murdered,” he said.
Ghana presently has around 160 people waiting for capital punishment, five of whom were ladies.
The number incorporates six outsiders; a Beninois, two Burkinabes and three Nigerians.
Among March and June 2020, nine prisoners who were waiting for capital punishment had their sentences driven to life detainment.