Friday, 18 October 2013

Oshiomhole Signs Death Penalty Law For Kidnapping

 Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, yesterday, signed the states Kidnapping Prohibition Law as amended, which prescribes the death penalty for kidnappers.

Speaking while signing the law, the Governor said government would do everything within its powers to ensure the safety of lives and property in the state.

According to him “I have just signed into law a bill amending the Kidnapping Provision Law 2009 as amended by the state House of Assembly which now prescribes death penalty for anyone who is involved in any form of kidnapping. 

Oshiomhole said the  overwhelming majority of the criminals are migrant criminals from nieighbouring states and far away to perpetuate crime, adding that everything is being done to ensure that the security agencies put a security machinery in place to fight the menace.

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