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Assembly to pass death penalty for kidnappers into law

The State's House of Assembly Speaker says the death penalty would discourage kidnapping in the state.

Governor Rauf Aregbesola

The House Speaker, Mr Najeem Salaam, stated this when he hosted the new Commandant of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the state, Mr Ayodele Olusola, on Tuesday, March 22.

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According to him, the death penalty would discourage kidnapping and other associated vices in the state, adding that the assembly wants to be proactive in making laws that will protect lives and property.

Also speaking on the forthcoming House of Assembly bye-election in Ife Central, Salaam said: “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.”

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The bye-election is taking place following the death of the House minority leader, Dejo Makinde, who represented the Ife Central constituency.

Makinde, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), died in December, 2015.

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