Buhari proposed death penalty for kidnapping and corruption

As the present administration has always boasted itself on the fight against corruption, Buhari has recommended death as the penalty for kidnapping and corruption.

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Abdulfatai Buhari
Abdulfatai Buhari

As the present administration has always boasted itself on the fight against corruption, Buhari has recommended death as the penalty for kidnapping and corruption.

Abdulfatai Buhari spoke to journalists on Sunday in Ibadan, Oyo state describing the state of kidnapping and killing in the country a worst than ever before and therefore recommended that death penalty is the only measure that could be taken to curb kidnapping and killings across the nation.

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As former Chairman, Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime in the 8th National Assembly, Buhari has showed serious concern on the state of crimes and killings stating that crimes is fast becoming a lucrative venture across the country.

In his words Buhari lamented saying “These heinous crimes against humanity have gone beyond the normal Fulani herdsmen attacks and have become a real trade for those who engage in them. Let me be honest with you, the situation is very worrisome. I believe and I am afraid because Nigerians themselves are yet to take a drastic measure.

“I believe by the time anyone caught in the act faces death penalty other people will learn and stop.

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Buhari continued “Kidnappers have been arrested but nothing has been done to them. I believe taking them to court is a longer process,’’

Abdulfatai Buhari  revealed,  making reference to how the increasing rate of drug peddling was stemmed in the 80s through drastic measures, recalling that a lot of people abandoned the illicit trade as soon as the government made those arrested to face the firing squad.

Buhari buttressed “Today, going to Saudi Arabia, Bangkok, Singapore or India with drugs or to commit other forms of crime attracts death penalty and such had to an extent stemmed the trend.

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“Nigerians are very stubborn people. They won’t change except there is a deterrent. These people collect cash from victims and take it to banks but the banks have not been reporting receipt of strange money accounts,”  Senator Abdulfatai Buhari added.

Abdulfatai therefore called on Nigerians to collaborate with security agencies by providing them vital information on strange persons and movement around them.

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Making reference to the recent abduction of a former health minister’s son in Oyo State, Buhari said “I am sure some people would have supplied information to the culprits on the movement of the former minister’s son and the location of his farm.

”Nobody will tell me that Fulani herdsmen came from Niger Republic to abduct him without information.’’

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