Posted by Kolade Adeyemi, Kano | 1 November 2019 | 907 times
Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has directed the Ministry of Justice to amend the panel code to death penalty for kidnappers in the state.
The Nation reports that Ganduje dropped the hint, on Thursday, during the inauguration of a 16- man commission of enquiry headed on Kano 9 children kidnapped and sold in Onitsha, Anambra state.
According to him, the commission was given 30 days to complete and submit its report to the Governor.
He described kidnapping as criminal, anti-Christian, anti-lslam and heinous.
Meanwhile, The Punch reports Ganduje has requested the State Council of Ulamas to facilitate the reorientation of the rescued children, who were apparently robbed of their socio-cultural and religious background during their years of captivity.
“I have already directed the state Ministry of Justice to amend the relevant provisions in the penal code laws of Kano State that provide for the punishment of the offender of kidnapping from imprisonment to death penalty. This will certainly discourage the perpetrators and discourage others from committing this heinous crime in Kano State.
“Some of the victims stayed, as captives for over five years in Anambra State, losing their identity, culture and religious background.
“The nine victims were traced and handed back to their parents. Consequently, the government of Kano State takes this callous crime, as a serious security challenge that shall not be allowed to continue and no stone shall be left unturned,” the source said.
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