Lawyers Advocate Capital Punishment for Kidnapping

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Some Abuja-based lawyers have called on the Federal Government to enact a law making kidnapping a capital offence punishable with death. They told the our reporters in separate interviews that the law when enacted should be domesticated by the states and local governments. The lawyers decried the increasing cases of kidnapping cases in the country.

The lawyers decried the increasing cases of kidnapping cases in the country, saying that death sentence would serve as a deterrent to those who want to venture into the crime

Mr Maxwell Akoh-Onoja, a lawyer, advocated an amendment to the law as it relates to kidnapping.

“The current law should be amended, kidnapping is too rampant in the country now and there should be stiffer punishment for the crime

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Source:: Nigerian Pilot