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Nigeria News: Kidnapping not attracts life imprisonment

A new law which prescribes life imprisonment without an option of fine for kidnapping offences has been signed into law by Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi

Kidnapping of foreigners and high income has become a thriving business in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, and estimates indicate that up to 300 people were kidnapped in 2008 alone

The usual targets are foreigners, and middle or working-class Nigerians

The “Rivers State Kidnap Prohibition Law No. 3 of 2009 ” stipulates that “anybody caught in the act upon conviction shall be sentenced to life imprisonment without any option of fine”.

According to him “by signing the law prohibiting kidnapping, the state government would immediately begin the implementation”, henceforth, anybody caught kidnapping will face the consequences of the law”.

Amaechi said the passage of the bill and subsequent signing into law would empower the state government the more in governance, stating, “The implication therefore is that when one person is set as an example, others would learn a lesson

Nigeria News: Kidnapping not attracts life imprisonment

A new law which prescribes life imprisonment without an option of fine for kidnapping offences has been signed into law by Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi

Kidnapping of foreigners and high income has become a thriving business in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, and estimates indicate that up to 300 people were kidnapped in 2008 alone

The usual targets are foreigners, and middle or working-class Nigerians

The “Rivers State Kidnap Prohibition Law No. 3 of 2009 ” stipulates that “anybody caught in the act upon conviction shall be sentenced to life imprisonment without any option of fine”.

According to him “by signing the law prohibiting kidnapping, the state government would immediately begin the implementation”, henceforth, anybody caught kidnapping will face the consequences of the law”.

Amaechi said the passage of the bill and subsequent signing into law would empower the state government the more in governance, stating, “The implication therefore is that when one person is set as an example, others would learn a lesson