Nigeria
Nigeria

Abdullahi Sule, the governor of Nigeria’s central north state of Nasarawa, on Wednesday assented to the law which prescribed death penalty for anyone found indulging in the act of kidnapping in the state.

“This law spelt out various offences relating to kidnapping and prescribed stringent punishment for perpetrators, such as life imprisonment and death penalty,” the governor said at an elaborate ceremony in Lafia, the state capital.

Sule added that the law stipulates forfeiture of any property used by kidnappers to the state while the owners of such property would be liable to 20 years jail term.

He listed various penalties ranging from death to imprisonment for those involved in Kidnapping, conspiracy to kidnap, attempt to kidnap, fake kidnap, false representation to release a kidnapped victim, and assisting in escape of kidnappers.

The governor had also inaugurated a committee to reform the penal code in line with the modern realities.

Earlier, Abdulkarim Kana, the state Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General, said the action would go a long way toward tackling criminality in the state.

He said that the ministry would ensure that kidnappers face the full wrath of the law.

Kidnappers and other criminal gangs have launched deadly attacks on highways in parts of the country in recent years, making travelling a risky venture nationwide. Enditem

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