• Delta Assembly Amends Punishment For Kidnapping From Death Penalty To Life Imprisonment

    Delta Assembly Amends Punishment For Kidnapping From Death Penalty To Life Imprisonment

    The Delta State House of Assembly on Wednesday in Asaba approved life imprisonment for any person convicted of kidnapping in the state. This followed the amendment of the Delta State Anti-Kidnapping Law 2016.

    Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in a letter to the House appealed for reconsideration of Section 4, Sub-Section 1 of the Delta State Anti-Kidnapping Law, 2016 as passed by the House, which made provision for death penalty.

    “The Right Honourable Speaker and Honourable Members of the House are aware that death […]