kidnap kingpin Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike a.k.a Evans pictured during
an interview after his arrest in June 2017 | Screengrab from Channels TV
Ambode, the governor of Lagos State, has signed into law life
imprisonment or death penalty for the offence of kidnapping and forceful
extortion in Lagos State as he signs into law the state kidnapping
prohibition bill, 2016.
kidnappers whose victims die in their custody, and life imprisonment for
the act of kidnapping.
major threat to the safety of residents and, therefore, required
decisive action by the government.
administration, and we are confident that this law will serve as a
deterrent to anybody, who may desire to engage in this wicked act within
the boundaries of Lagos State.
execute this law in absolute and make sure that any criminal caught
faces the full wrath of the law,” he said.