Osun Assembly To Review State Criminal Law: Kidnappers To Get Death Sentence

Date Posted: March 23, 2016 at 8:22 am

Mr Najeem Salaam, the Speaker of Osun House of Assembly,  said the assembly would soon review the state criminal law to provide for death sentence for kidnapping in the state.
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Salaam, made the remarks in Osogbo on Tuesday  when the newly posted State Commandant of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), Mr Ayodele Olusola, paid a courtesy visit to his office.
The speaker said the review of the law became necessary so as to discourage kidnapping and other associated vices in the state.
According to Salaam, the assembly want to be proactive in making laws that will protect lives and property in the state.
Earlier In his remarks, Mr Ayodele Olusola, the NSCDC, said the command would do all what was needful to protect lives and property before and during the election.
Olusola, also said that the command would continue to execute its mandate of protecting government facilities at all time.
On the April 9, house of assembly  Bye-Election in Ife Central, Salaam urged the NSCDC commandant to provide adequate security  for the electorate  before, during and after the election.
 ” I want to urge you to ensure violence free election.
“We don’t want blood shed before, during and after the election and that is why I am pleading with you to mount surveillance around lfe”.
NAN reports that the proposed Bye-Election  was as a result of   the death of Mr Dejo Makinde,  who represented Ife Central state constituency at the assembly on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
Makinde, who was the minority leader, died on December 2015.
Consequently, the  Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has fixed April 9, for  the Bye-Election.
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