Osun Assembly plans death penalty for kidnapping

Osun Assembly plans death penalty for kidnapping

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 7:20 pm

Speaker of Osun House of Assembly, Mr Najeem Salaam, said the assembly would soon review the state’s criminal law to provide for death penalty for kidnapping in the state.

Salaam made this known when the new Commandant of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the state, Mr Ayodele Olusola, visited him in his office in Osogbo on Tuesday.

He expressed optimism that the review would discourage kidnapping and other associated vices in the state.

According to him, the assembly wants to be proactive in making laws that will protect lives and property in the state.

On upcoming House of Assembly bye-election in Ife Central, Salaam urged the NSCDC commandant to provide adequate security for the electorate before, during and after the election.

“I want to urge you to ensure violence-free election.

“We don’t want bloodshed before, during and after the election, and that is why I am pleading with you to mount surveillance around lfe,” he said.

The bye-election is as a result of the death of Mr Dejo Makinde, who was representing the constituency.

Makinde, who died in December, 2015 was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and minority leader of the house.

Earlier, Olusola said that the NSCDC command in the state would do the needful to protect lives and property before and during the election.

He added that the command would continue to execute its mandate of protecting government facilities at all times.

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