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Senate prescribes life imprisonment for kidnappers

by Kunle Awosiyan

The Senate has raised the punishment for anyone found guilty on the offence of kidnapping from 10 years to life imprisonment.

The upper chamber also deleted the statute of limitation on defilement as well removed gender restrictions on the offences of rape.

These resolutions of the Senate followed the third reading and passage of “A bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Code Act, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004.”

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