Gov Abiodun proposes death penalty for kidnappers

Ogun State Government says hard times await kidnappers in the State has government is considring sending a Bill that will attract death penaly for kidnapping to the State House of Assembly for legislative action.

The State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun gave the indication when he played host to Remo Leaque of Imams who paid him a Sallah homage at his Iperu home described kidnapping as economic crime that most be stop at all means.

He said most of the kidnappers were foreigners who guise f as herdmen, saying that it would not augur well if criminals are allowed to operate uncheck as it would affect the State which is regarded as the industrial hub of the nation.

“We do not want criminals to cause problems for us. The state host a lot of companies and Industries. It will not augur well to hear that crime are prevalent in our State.

“I will like to see those who were caught in the recent kidnappings in the State be brought to me. I will warn them because Government will not spare anyone caught in kidnapping henceforth”, he warned.

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He called on religious leaders to be committed at ensuring that peace and unity reign in the State and take the issue of security seriously as it was the responsibility of all and sundry.

The Governor acknowledged Eid El Kabir as the first religious celebration since he assumed Office, calling on adherents of different religion to live in peace with one another as they all worship the same God.

He amonished the people to reflect on the lessons of Sallah, adding that “Prophet Ibrahim exihibited unparalleled and uncommon faith that has continue to resonate in our heat”, calling on the people to emulate Him in all their actions.

While calling for continued support and prayers, Prince Dapo Abiodun promised to be fair to all irrespective of political or religious affiliations and run the State according to the the dictate of the law.

In his sermon, the Chief Imam of Remoland, Sheik Junaid Abdukadiri, said the election of the Governor was a testimony that God is not man and that His will will always be done.

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Prayers were said for the State, Nigeria and the success of the present administration.

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