Nigerian Senate Approves Death Sentence For Kidnappers & 30 Years Jail Term For Accomplices

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September 28, 2017 – Nigerian Senate Approves Death Sentenced For Kidnappers & 30 Years Jail Term For Accomplices

By The Nation

The Nigerian Senate has approved death sentence for abduction, wrongful restraints or wrongful confinement for ransom.

The upper chamber also approved 30 years jail term for anybody that colluded with an abductor.

This followed the passage of a bill on abduction, wrongful restraints or wrongful confinement for ransom.

The upper chamber, which did clause by clause consideration of the report by its committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, adopted the clause which specified death sentence for kidnapping.

Senator Chukwuka Utazi (Enugu North) presented the report of the committee on behalf of the Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters Senator David Umaru.

The Bill was sponsored by Senator Isa Hamma Misau (APC-Bauchi).

Presenting the report, Utazi said the Bill sought to prescribe stiff punishment for the offence.

He said the bill sought to combat and prevent any form of kidnapping in Nigeria by giving wider powers to the Inspector-General of Police to ensure adequate policing of the crime.

Clause 1 (3) of the Bill stated: “Whoever is guilty of the offence and then results in the death of the victim shall be liable on conviction to be sentenced to death.”

Clause 5 (2) of the bill revealed: “Anyone who fails to produce any book, account, receipts, vouchers or other documents, which is in his possession or control shall be guilty of an offence.”

The person shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding N100,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both fine and imprisonment.”

Clause 3 provides a 30- year jail term to anyone who colludes with abductor to receive any ransom for the release of any person who has been wrongfully confined.

The report was unanimously accepted by the lawmakers after a voice vote.

14 thoughts on “Nigerian Senate Approves Death Sentence For Kidnappers & 30 Years Jail Term For Accomplices

  1. why wont they unanimously vote when they know thay are potential victims? At least u can agree on that but not restructuring

  2. @DB & uzoma you guys are on point…
    They are the potential victims 100% so that adds more security to them Rich.
    They won’t vote for any punishment for the looters because they are the looters.

    If things continue like this in Nigeria, time will come when the niggas in the streets will run out completely of something to eat then there will be no option other than to start eating them RICH.. #FIXNIGERIANOW

  3. A VERY HEARTWARMING News we‘ve got there. Applauds!
    Ok, now, what‘s gonno be the penalty for Looters of public funds and Ritualists?
    Hope those categories of criminals gets a tougher penalties cos‘ the effects of their kind of crimes is deadlier by reason that:
    Looters kills you gradually and indirectly while Ritualists kills you directly and instanta.

    I take a stroll…

  4. Good, why can’t they pass and approve death sentence on anyone that Steals govt money?
    just that they don’t won’t them to be kidnapped. #selfish people.

  5. Good to hear about that , an immediate sentence to a kidnapper what about EVANS issue his he going to face the same judgement because the senate can approved that instantly, but what about Evans let them approve immediately death for him as well cos know one hear about his case . please house did anyone have latest news on EVANS case .

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