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Senate passes life imprisonment bill for kidnappers

Life imprisonment without an option of fine for kidnappers..that is solution from Senate

On Monday the Senate passed the Conferment bill which seeks to prescribe punishment for the offenses of abduction, wrongful restraint and wrongful conferment for ransom.

This bill which seeks to combat and prevent any form of kidnapping in Nigeria passed its third reading on the floor of the Senate after a report by the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters Chaired by Senator David Umaru.

The bill which was sponsored by Senator Isa Misau representing Bauchi Central went for first reading on the 17th of May, 2016, second reading on the 5th of October, 2016 and was referred to the Senator Umaru-led Committee.

With the passage of the Conferment Bill, whoever, with intent to hold any person for ransom, abducts or wrongfully restraints or wrongfully confines such a person shall be guilty of an offense and shall be punished on conviction with imprisonment without an option of fine.

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