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.