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Monday, 31 October 2016

Kidnappers to get life jail, rapists 15 years in Kano

The Kano State House of Assembly on Monday passed the Billseeking life imprisonment for kidnappers in the state. The Majority leader of the Assembly, Alhaji Yusuf Atta, read the Kidnapping, Abduction and Forced Labour Amendment Bill 2016 before the Assembly.


Atta said the Committee of the whole House passed the bill after considering its 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,” he said.

Atta, who is a member representing Fagge Constituency, explained that any person found guilty of kidnapping would face life imprisonment without an option of fine.

According to him, anyone found guilty of raping or forced labour will also be sentenced to 15 years without an option of fine.

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