Rapists, kidnappers to face death penalty in Nasarawa – Sule

Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Sule says individuals found guilty in rape, kidnapping cases would receive a death sentence.

He announced this on Wednesday at the flag-off awareness creation, sensitisation on the spate of rape and kidnapping in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital.

Sule who was represented by the deputy governor, Emmanuel Akaabe said the decision to evoke death sentences has become necessary to checkmate the activities of kidnappers, the rapist in the state.

“We will implement the law against rape, kidnapping in Nasarawa. I will like to send this warning that Nasarawa state government will not condone criminality of any kind in the state,” the governor declared.

Earlier, the state commissioner of police, Bola Emmanuel Longe had disclosed that 40 rape cases were recorded while 30 persons have been arrested in the last six months in the state.

CP Longe who said the police command has taken measures to tackle crimes especially rape, kidnapping, banditry noted that the security alone cannot fight in the state adding that the support of the public in the area of information sharing.

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