GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Senate wants death penalty for kidnappers

By News Express on 04/05/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 943


The Nigerian Senate has recommended the death penalty for anyone involved in kidnapping, which is a rising phenomenon in the country’s southern region where victims have included senators and schoolchildren.

The recommendation was made as lawmakers Wednesday unanimously adopted a report of the Senate Joint Committee on police affairs, national security and intelligence.

In his remarks, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce said: “Kidnapping is a very serious problem with grave implications in several areas of the economy.”

The committee has the mandate to make recommendations on how to deal with unabated cases of abductions and hostage-taking, some of which resulted in deaths.

It recommended that a law prescribing death penalty for abduction be enacted as a national response for the phenomenon. It was unanimously adopted.

Senators took turns to describe their experiences as they shared how their own relatives got kidnapped and demands were made for ransom.

Senator Adamu Aliero of the ruling All Progressive Congress recounted the ordeals of abductees and what their families go through during such experience. “Anyone convicted of kidnapping should be sentenced to death,” Aliero said.

The adoption of the committees’ report came a day after police rescued a former Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, who had been abducted last Wednesday in southwestern Ogun State. Her abductor had demanded two million naira ($10,152) in return for her freedom.

Incumbent Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu recalled how he was abducted on September 10, 2000, and kept for two days before he was released.

Nigeria’s most prominent abduction was the April 14, 2014, ferrying away of some 276 schoolchildren by Boko Haram militants. Only 57 of those girls have so far been accounted for, with 219 still believed to be held in captivity.  (Anadolu Agency)

•Photo shows Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Source News Express

Posted 04/05/2016 9:08:11 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Northern Christians pull out of CAN

EFCC arrests Jonathan’s godson

Panic in aviation sector over economic recession

Fayose sacks cabinet

Obasanjo at Zik Prize for Leadership, says Umahi...

Fraud: Fear grips Governing Council of Osun College...

Restructuring as disintegration

Ambode orders repair of Lagos–Badagry Expressway

Rivers is gold

Etisalat unleashes new social media tool

War on Terror: Fallen heroes never forgotten: COAS...

NIMASA to partner NIWA to develop inland waterways...

 

Latest News 7 labour leaders perish in auto crash Fidelity Bank seals partnership deal to empower young entrepreneurs Court orders FG to reinstate NEMA spokesperson 4 years after compulsory retirement Police on red alert over attacks on places of worship Teachers demand transfer of primary school salary to states Yudala commits to best prices nationwide for Black Friday Nigeria very close to achieving self-sufficiency in rice — Minister PDP National Convention: Okowa makes case for ‘free, fair, transparent process’ Mikel, Moses, Martins, Ikeme, Ezenwa, Oshoala, Quadri nominated for Nigerian Awards for Sporting Excellence HURIWA condemns Mubi Boko Haram attack, release of detained terrorists Obiano receives certificate of return, hails Buhari, security agencies for a good job NiMet forecasts cloudy to sunny conditions for today

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (295,515 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (279,028 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (225,737 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (189,932 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (181,509 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (166,538 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (144,395 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (130,771 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (127,530 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (116,660 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (113,944 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (108,294 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (31) Business (2,780) Business Verdict (26) Columnists (769) Complaints & Requests (93) Enterprise & Opportunities (187) Entertainment (407) Features (510) Global Business Monitor (192) International (1,652) Interviews (138) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (84) News (30,450) Opinion (838) Pidgin (9) Politics (4,122) Religion (649) Sports (1,357) Stock Watch (24) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

UBA mobile app

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Argentina vs Nigeria

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!