Lagos Sanctions Death Penalty For Kidnapers

The Lagos State government has taken the security of life of residents a notch higher when the Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday signed into law the anti-kidnapping bill passed recently by the state lawmakers.

The new law is a double edge sword. Those who kidnap for ransom would be jailed for life while those who kill the victim would be face the death penalty

At the signing ceremony at the Lagos House, Ikeja, an upbeat Akinwunmi said: “Security is of utmost importance to our administration and we are confident that this law will serve as a deterrent to anybody who may desire to engage in this wicked act with the boundaries of Lagos.

‘While we use this law to address the challenge and punish the criminals, we are also putting in place appropriate measures, particularly in our schools and other vulnerable targets, to security breaches.

At the ceremony, the governor also signed the Sports Trust Fund Bill and the Sports Commission Bill into law.

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