Saturday, July 9, 2011

Nigeria actress Rabi Ismail's death sentence upheld

BBC News "Nigeria's final court of appeal has ruled that actress Rabi Ismail should be hanged for killing a male friend to acquire his property.

The Supreme Court upheld rulings by two lower courts that Ismail drugged and drowned Auwalu Ibrahim in 2002 in the northern city of Kano.

Ismail took part in films in the local Hausa language, and her case gripped Nigeria's entertainment industry.

No-one has been executed in Nigeria since the end of military rule in 1999."