Good For Them!! Lagos Assembly Approves Death Sentence For Kidnappers

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday approved death sentence for kidnappers, whose victims died in their custody.

The approval followed the adoption of a report on a bill entitled; “A Bill for a Law to Provide for the Prohibition of the Act of Kidnapping and for Other Connected Purposes.”

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the bill was sponsored by the Speaker of the House,
Mudashiru Obasa.

The bill prescribed life sentence to kidnappers, whose victims did not die in their custody.
The bill states that 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, which criminalised attempt to kidnap, also stipulated life imprisonment for anyone who makes attempt 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 to 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 or belonging 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.

NAN reports that the lawmakers amended some sections of the bill during the debate on the committee report before adoption.

The bill, aimed at ensuring zero tolerance for kidnapping, however, awaits third reading before it will be sent to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for assent.



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  • comrade segun

    Nice move

  • I just dey laugh

    Nice one

  • Kenny D Osonwa

    They got what they wanted. .

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  • Mohammad Isah

    Don’t know wat to make of this

  • Olovo Obinna

    Will it still help when the top politicians are d ones sponsoring this evil crime

    • Kenny D Osonwa

      Atleast the fools wouldn’t allow themselves to be used ….

      • Olovo Obinna

        Are u sure….with the way politicians manipulate court verdicts to their favour

        • Kenny D Osonwa

          Anyway you ve got a point 👉

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Make dem pass same bill to rapist especially child molesters

  • Mezzy Gilbert


  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Hope this info terminates all set of further planned operations by these boys knowing too well its penalties

    • Kenny D Osonwa

      Sure, them no get sense. Let them try and be caught na.

  • emekachilaka

    good one

  • Pakam!!! making sense

  • badmos

    Hmmm. If u kno say u sabi person wey dey do this around u, abeg, advice am wella.

  • WillieBravo

    Omo! Person go hear this one then e go still go dey kidnap people. Hmmmm

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      That is just the problem, most of them will still continue with their deal

    • Kenny D Osonwa

      Na people wey get mind na, but when luck runs out on them. They will now be men without liver..