OSHA Passes Anti-Kidnapping Bill

Osun State House of Assembly, OSHA, has passed into law a bill for the prohibition of kidnapping, abduction of persons and other related crimes.

This follows the motion moved by Majority Leader of the House, Mr Maruf Olanrewaju for the third reading of the bill and seconded by member representing Ife North, Mr Tunde Olatunji.

The House recommended the death penalty for those found guilty of kidnapping and ritual killing, while those aiding and abetting the crime are to face life imprisonment.

In his remark, the Speaker, Mr Timothy Owoeye, said it now a crime to find human parts with anybody or engaging in kidnapping and abduction.

Mr Owoeye who noted that kidnapping and ritual killing have become issues of concern in the state said the signing of the bill into law would put an end to kidnapping, banditry and ritual killing.

While the commending his colleagues for their contribution to the passage of the bill, the Speaker said when the bill is signed by the governor, the punishment would serve as a deterrent to perpetrators and others.

Funmi Adekoya

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