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Taraba Assembly Adopts Death Penalty For Kidnappers

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The Taraba State House of Assembly on Tuesday amended the state Kidnapping and Abduction Prohibition Act 2010, to introduce death penalty and life imprisonment for offenders.

Mr Charles Maijankai, Majority Leader and member representing Karim Lamido 1 constituency, moved the motion for the amendment of the Act which was seconded by Alhaji Bashir Mohammed, the Minority Leader of the House during plenary.

The Speaker, Abel Diah said that the bill, upon its assent by Gov. Darius Ishaku would become Kidnapping and Abduction Prohibition Amendment Act 2019.

Diah, who represents Mbamnga constituency, said that the bill would ensure protection of residents of the state against kidnapping.

The speaker said that the new bill has amended section three, four, seven and eight of the 2010 Act.

He stated that the bill stipulate that any person who kidnap or abduct a person or by other any means of instilling or tricking another person with intent to demand ransom or compel another person to do anything against his wish shall be sentenced to death.


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