Dickson seeks death sentence for kidnappers
Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson has prescribed death penalty for kidnappers.
A bill, which will back the governor’s stand, will be forwarded to the State House of Assembly for passage into law.
The House of Assembly last year passed into law, a Bill prohibiting secret cults, kidnapping and related vices.
Dickson spoke at the swearing in of members of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Agbere communal crisis, held at the Government House, Yenagoa.
He said he would not hesitate to sign the death warrant of kidnappers or those attempting to commit the crime.
“We have made it very clear that wherever there is any breach of the peace and breakdown of law and order, this government will use all its resources and authority to ensure that the right thing is done and people are brought to book,”the Governor warned.
He threatened that any traditional ruler caught aiding and abetting kidnapping and other related vices would be dealt with.
The Commission has Justice Ebiyerin Omukoro as Chairman and Diepreye Omubo as the secretary. Other members are Henry Apeli, Emienbo Assayomo and Brown Ekwuoba.