July 20, 2024

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Niger State Prescribes Death Penalty For Cattle Rustlers, Kidnapers

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Akin Olayemi

As part of efforts to stem the tide of criminality in the state, the Niger State Governor  Abubakar Sani-Bello has signed into law death penalty as punishment  for cattle rustling, banditry and kidnapping in the state.

The Niger State House of Assembly had earlier passed into law prescribing death penalty for kidnappers, cattle rustlers and their informants.

Speaking on the importance of the new law, the governor said the amended bill passed by  state House of Assembly was necessary so there could be punishment for informants and all those involved in the aiding and abetting of kidnapping and cattle rustling in the state.

”The law now provides that whoever instigates any person to kidnap a person or rustle cattle, or intentionally aids, abets or facilitate by any acts of omission or commission of the offence of kidnapping and or cattle rustling is guilty of an offence and is liable on conviction to death by hanging in public,” he said.

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