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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Lagos State Okays Death Penalty For Kidnappers

Kidnappers arrested and convicted in Lagos State face life imprisonment or death sentence HENCEFORTH as Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has signed into law the anti-kidnapping bill recently passed by the State House of Assembly.

He pledged to ensure the full implementation of the law, in order to eradicate kidnapping in the state.

A press statement made available to DAILY SUN by Habib Aruna, Chief Press Secretary, said the Prohibition of the Act of Kidnapping Law imposes life imprisonment on kidnapping for ransom, while perpetrators, whose victim dies in the course of kidnap, will get the maximum punishment of death sentence.

Ambode said, while signing the bill into law, that the spate of kidnapping in the state had got to a level that required decisive action from government. He said the enactment of the law against kidnapping was one of such actions meant to send serious message to kidnappers.

Governor Ambode said aside the enactment of the law, the state government was also putting in place appropriate measures, particularly, in the schools and other vulnerable targets to prevent kidnapping and other security breaches.


  1. Good news. The fear is just too much when someone hears of a loved one being kidnapped

  2. Yes!!!

    This should be adopted by all the states if possible. Enough is enough.

  3. Good! It's about time.

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    1. This should be implemented to stop this menace.

  5. Better useless kidnappers that will not let people rest.

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    1. Good news this morning...Eshe o Gomina

  7. Well.. with all these spontaneous death penalty approvals, we have no moral right to criticise other countries when they sentence nigerians to death for pre-determined offences.

  8. I hope some politicians won't interfere when it starts.

  9. I hope it is death by electrocution? So that they can feel the pain the families of those they kidnap feel. Im still waiting for that of child molesters and rapists.

  10. Enter your comment...dats very good,it shud not be ordinary death sef but jungle justice death.

  11. They once did same in Owerri and the kidnapping stopped. Very scary time as they would come to your home as armed robbers, and leave with your child.

  12. Infact same penalty should be dished out to those monsters who commits DVs too. Yes until men know they have no right to raise their hands on a woman, Nigeria will be a better place.


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