Kidnapping is taking a new dimension, so much that many are advocating for a death sentence to stem the tide.
Kidnapping is becoming quite a dreaded vocation in Nigeria today and this malaise has led many to advocating for stricter punishment like the death sentence for anyone caught indulging in the act.
In fact, some states in Nigeria have put such laws in place where kidnappers are liable to face death by hanging. But this has not deterred those who take it as a means of making quick money and they are now operating with reckless abandon.
Before now, kidnappers were targeting rich and powerful politicians and businessmen where they are assured of huge sums of money to be paid as ransom but these days, many of them do not go after the rich and their family as even school children and toddlers are abducted with ridiculous amounts as low as N50,000 collected.
Just few days ago, a former Secretary to the Federal Government, Chief Olu Falae, a 77-year-old man, was kidnapped in his farm and the ransom placed at a whopping N100 million.
Though he has been released, the issue of whether ransom was paid or not has been on the hot burner with the police saying no money exchanged hands while the man himself says his familyt paid money for him to be released.
On Morning Teaser today, we ask: do you think kidnappers should be sentenced to death?