Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has signed a law that prescribes death sentence and life imprisonment for kidnappers and rape perpetrators.
This was contained in a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Justice, Rahmatu Adamu Gulma.
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The statement said with the signing of the law, the punishment for kidnapping in the state under Section 247 is death sentence whereas punishment for rape under section 259 sub-section (1) is now life imprisonment.
Prior to the enactment of the new law in the state, rape was 14 years imprisonment while kidnapping was life imprisonment.