Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday signed the anti-kidnapping bill recently passed by the Lagos State House of Assembly into law.
The State House of Assembly had on 5 January, 2017 passed the Bill for a Law to
Provide for the Prohibition of the Act of Kidnapping and other Connected Purposes, specifying death and life imprisonment penalties for kidnappers.
The Lagos State governor vowed to ensure it full implementation to stop the activities of kidnappers in the state.
The Prohibition of the Act of Kidnapping Law imposes a penalty of life imprisonment on kidnapping for ransom.
The law also stipulates that where a victim dies in the course of kidnap, the suspect is liable on conviction to death.
The law states that any person who kidnaps, abducts, detains, captures or takes another person by any means or trick, with intent to demand ransom or do anything against the victim’s will, commits an offence.