This is the life of Moses Akatugba, who was charged with stealing three phones and other items, and his treatment reflects how torture is used across Nigeria: as the main tactic for extracting information from suspects in police and military custody.
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Nigeria has a historic opportunity to pass a bill against torture and make it a crime, before the National Assembly is dissolved with the February 2015 elections. The Nigerian Constitution prohibits torture, as does international human rights law - but this is not enough, and victims deserve justice.
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