Delta State Governor, ifeanyi Okowa has on Friday signed the Delta Anti-Kidnapping Bill into law. The law provides life imprisonment for kidnappers. The governor also assented to three other bills as passed by Delta House of Assembly and presented by its Speaker, Mr Monday Igbuya.
The other bills signed into law were the State Security Trust Fund Amendment Law; State Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy Law, and State Economic Council Amendment Law, 2016.
Okowa in his brief remarks said that the amended Anti-Kidnapping Law made provisions for the demolition of kidnappers’ houses and properties, acquired with proceeds from kidnapping. He thanked the speaker and members of the assembly for painstakingly delivering the bills in good time.