Supreme Court judge nominee Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu has expressed her reservation to capital punishment.

Responding to questions from members of Parliament’s Appointments Committee Tuesday, the senior law lecturer lamented the effects of carrying out the process on the executioners.

Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu

She recounted an experience from her days as a national service person attached to a prison.

The law professor told the Committee that one of the officers narrated to her how convicts sentenced to death are killed.

According to her, she became critical of them after listening to the narration noting “it dehumanises those who must implement it.”

She stressed, “We should not put people in the situation where they get up in the morning to go to work and they are going to kill somebody.

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