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Thursday, 5 May 2016

Senate okays death penalty for kidnappers

The Nigerian Senate, yesterday, agreed to begin a process for the enactment of a law that would prescribe capital punishment for kidnappers across the country. 

The Senate also asked state governments to enact laws that would prosecute kidnappers and other crime-related offences in their jurisdiction and recommended that the Inspector General of Police and Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, in particular as well as other security agencies be encouraged to do more. 

These resolutions of the Senate were sequel to the consideration of a report of the Joint Committee on Police Affairs, National Security and Intelligence in respect of a motion on the unfortunate recurrence of kidnapping and hostage-taking in Nigeria, entitled, “A National Wake-Up Call.”

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1 comment:

  1. The rate of crime in this country is overwhelming. So many security lapses. Hopefully this law will curtail kidnappers.

    I saw your mail Duke. Wow,I am so excited about that. I will reply asap.


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