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Friday, 6 January 2017

Lagos Assembly Okays Death Penalty For Kidnappers

The Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday okayed death penalty for offenders as it passed the Anti-kidnapping Bill into law.



Tagged “A bill for a law to provide for the prohibition of the act of kidnapping and for other connected purposes”, it will become law after Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s assent.


The bill prescribes death sentence for kidnappers whose victims died in their custody. Kidnappers whose victims did not die in their custody will get life jail.
It was passed following the adoption of a report presented by Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary, Petitions, Human Rights and Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) Mrs Adefunmilayo Tejuosho.

Speaker Mudasiru Obasa directed the Acting Clerk of the House, Mr Azeez Sanni, to send a copy of the bill to Ambode for assent.


The bill states: “Any person, who kidnaps, abducts, detains, captures or takes another person by any means or tricks with intent to demand ransom or do anything against his/her will, commits an offence, and liable on conviction to death sentence”.


The bill criminalises attempt to kidnap and stipulates life imprisonment for anyone who attempts to kidnap another person.
Also, the bill is against false representation to release a kidnapped or abducted person. This attracts seven years imprisonment.


The lawmakers also approved 25 years imprisonment for whoever threatens to kidnap another person through phone call, e-mail, text message or any other means of communication.


The bill provides that any person, who knowingly or wilfully allows or permits his premises, building or a place to which he has control of to be used for the purposes of keeping a person kidnapped, is guilty of an offence under the law and liable to 14 years imprisonment without an option of fine.


The House also adopted the recommendation of its Committee on Youths and Sports on: “A bill for a law to provide for the establishment of the Lagos State Sports Commission and for connected purpose”.

from The Nation


*Great News indeed!

23 comments:

Isaacson said...

Its about time,but delta state already has the death penalty for kidnappers since,good one by the Lagos state govt,and this should be a nation wide law and soon all these idiots will look for something good to do instead of kidnapping innocent people

Doppelgänger said...

What about politicians who steal?

Dumky Best said...

Nice move. I just hope they implement it.

glowy shoe said...

I second the law biko.. Even though biblically, its a sin to take life..

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Suoebi(Niger delta finest) said...

OK nice

Cynthia Iyede said...

Superb news!

CrazyHornyWife said...

What of rapist and perverts???..

OLORI said...

I love this!

olaedo said...

Rapist should be included too

Fan Emmanuel said...

That's nice

QUEEN AMY Loves ACCESS BANK said...

All the states should follow suit

Loveme Jeje said...

Let it work oo. Too much pains suffered by Victims and their families

miss priya said...


The bill provides that any person, who knowingly or wilfully allows or permits his premises, building or a place to which he has control of to be used for the purposes of keeping a person kidnapped, is guilty of an offence under the law and liable to 14 years imprisonment without an option of fine.

Good news.

Bee10 said...

Better they will kidnap and still rape their victims awon oloshi

Blackberry said...

Very good!

Fab Mum said...

Very good news.
Now remaining death penalty for ritualist
Saw a post on instablog about an old man in ondo state holding a head of a baby. And was shocked. Go to that site and see a lot of these pepetrators. They should die by hanging.

I stand for death penalty for thieves, rapist, ritualist and armed robbers

brownsugar said...

This is great news. It is not enough that you kidnap someone, then they die in your care. Off with the kidnappers heads. *hiss*

becky naka said...

That's a good one but What did they 'okay' for themselves? As thieves that they are naw.

Anonymous said...

lagos is working. thats a visionary leader up there..gov ambode... na werrin make me be want dakuku to win o....i love visionary leaders.....like ameachi.......ambode ....who again i don see? but lagos sabi provide visionary leaders shall...all statea should copy lagos abeg.

SuperMom said...

Good. What about the rapist????

Lora said...

That's good!Please rapists too should be castrated biko

nkiru Iwuchukwu said...

I concur death penalty for kidnappers! Dat is good. Death to those dat take away freedom from a fellow human being like yourself.What of ritualist and corrupt officials

Brain and Beauty. said...

It's not complete until they include the politicians that milked our nation dry.How long will they continue to steal billions and go Scot free?

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