Disturbed by the spate of kidnappings in Edo State, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday signed the Kidnapping Prohibition Law as amended into law. It prescribed the death penalty for kidnappers.
At the signing of the law, the governor said the state government would do everything within its powers to ensure the safety of life and property in the state.
According to him, “I have just signed into law a bill amending the Kidnapping Provision Law 2009 as amended by the state House of Assembly which now prescribes death penalty for anyone who is involved in any form of kidnapping.
“We have had enough laws in our statute books that provide for various degrees of punishment for various offences. I think the real challenge is about law enforcement and dealing with the problem of impunity. Laws will be worthless if we do not have the capacity to apprehend, interrogate, persecute and interrogate criminals and invoke the full weight of the law.
“I am convinced that within the three arms of government of the legislative, the Judiciary and the Executive, we have a responsibility to make laws and enforce those laws in a way that would send clear signals to those involved in acts …
Source: Leadership Newspaper NG