The Kano State House of Assembly has passed into law, a bill seeking for life imprisonment for kidnappers and 15 years sentence for rapists in the state.
Hon. Yussuf Attah, the Majority Leader of the Assembly, who read the Kidnapping, Abduction and Forced Labour Amendment Bill 2016 before the Assembly today Monday, October 31, said the committee of the whole Assembly passed the bill after considering the amendment.
“The law has been in existence since 1963, but did not provide serious punishment for kidnappers, therefore, we have to amend it to suit the current situation,” said Attah.
According to the lawmaker representing Fagge Constituency, any person found guilty of kidnapping would face life imprisonment without an option of fine while anyone found guilty of rape or forced labour will be sentenced to 15 years without an option of fine.
Speaking with newsmen after the passage of the bill, the Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Salisu Riruwe, hailed the amendment as a welcome development.
“With the passage of this anti-kidnapping law, we are hoping that the rampant cases of kidnapping and abduction in some areas of the state will come to an end,” Mr. Riruwe said.
We started infrastructural development afresh because Amaechi squandered Rivers funds- Governor Wike
Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the administration started the process of infrastructural development afresh because the immediate past administration of Rotimi Amaechi squandered resources that accrued to the state under his eight years of misrule.
He said it was Amaechi’s eight years of misrule that made it impossible for the former governor to construct a road to the hometown of his political mentor , Chief Godspower Ake of the APC.
The governor also urged the people of Rivers State to rise up and pray to God to handle those working with outsiders to disrupt the political process and deny the Rivers people representation at the Senate.
Governor Wike spoke on Sunday during the 10th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service of the Omega Power Ministry in Port Harcourt and the Harvest Thanksgiving of Saint Luke Anglican Church , Rumuadaolu.
“Amaechi squandered the money of our people, using state resources to sponsor elections in other places. Because of the funds squandered by Amaechi, we are starting the development of statewide infrastructure afresh. For eight years, at a time that the state got approximately N20billion monthly, that administration failed to develop critical infrastructure,” he said.
“G..U Ake was Amaechi’s political mentor. Yet for eight years, he denied his community the required access road. For us, we will continue to ensure the development of infrastructure in all communities of Rivers State , irrespective of the political leaning of the people “.
Four students of the Federal Government Girls College Oyo state were reportedly killed after a Lorry carrying garri, fell on a commercial bus conveying them to school yesterday. According to residents of the town, the accident happened at Sabo market in Oyo state. The accident was caused by bad portions of the road. The remains of the deceased have been deposited in a morgue.
PDP members set membership cards on fire as they decamp to APC in Otukpo, Benue State
Over 2000 PDP members from Ward 1, Iwulu and Ekete wards in Otukpo local government area of Benue State decamped to the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday, October 30th.
The new party members were received by the Deputy Governor, Engr. Benson & the Sole Administrator of Otukpo Council, Hon. George Alli, the party state Vice chairman in zone C’. Commissioner of Youths and Sports, the Special Adviser to the Governor on monitoring and evaluation, House of Assembly members, prominent chieftains, among others.
EFCC arraigns ex Abia state Gov. Orji Uzor Kalu in Lagos for money laundering
Shehu of Borno’s son weds Emir of Daura’s daughter
The daughter of Emir of Daura, Hajia Nafisatu Umai and the son of Shehu of Borno, Abba El-Kanemi got married last Saturday, in Daura, Kastina State.
According to the bride’s uncle Alhaji Lawal Aminu, the marriage between the two is one of the biggest ceremonies the people of Daura has witnessed. He said the marriage has created a strong relationship between the people of Daura and Borno.
The mother reported to police in Parla, a Madrid suburb, on Thursday that she had received text messages demanding she leave the money at a secret location “if she wanted to see her son again and live in peace”, police said in a statement.
She went to the authorities despite being warned in the messages not to speak to police.
Authorities found the young man several hours later in Parla. He told officers his captors had released him and he had not been hurt.
“Once in police custody the young man began to give imprecise and contradictory information until he finally admitted that he had made everything up to settle a debt,” the statement said.
Police then detained the man and charged him with simulating a crime.