Kebbi approves death sentence for kidnappers, life imprisonment for rapists

Kebbi State governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has signed into law, a Bill for life imprisonment for rapists and death sentence for kidnappers in the State.

The State’s Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Hajiya Rahmatu Gulma, confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Birnin-Kebbi on Friday.

Gulma also stated that the two laws were among five assented to by the governor.

She said, “The governor assented to the ‘Administration of Criminal Justice Law 2021’, the Model Penal Code Law 2021; and a law to repeal and to re- enact law number 3 of 2002 the establishment of Kebbi State College of Nursing Sciences, Birnin-Kebbi, 2021.

She explained that with the signing into law of the administration of Criminal Justice, “there would be less custodial sentencing as the courts would have the flexibility of non- custodial sentencing for minor offences”.

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