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Lagos Lawyers Hail Passage Of Bill On Death Penalty For Kidnappers

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Some Lagos-based lawyers have lauded the Lagos State House of Assembly for passing into law the bill stipulating the death penalty for the offence of kidnapping.

The lawyers stated this in Lagos on Saturday that the measure would serve as a workable deterrence to kidnappers in the country.

The House on Friday, Jan. 5, passed into law, a bill aimed at checking the spate of kidnapping with stiffer penalties, including death sentence for offenders.

The lawmakers passed the Bill for a Law to Provide for the Prohibition of the Act of Kidnapping and for Other Connected Purposes after the third reading.

The passage of the bill was also sequel to the adoption of a report presented by Adefunmilayo Tejuosho, the Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary, Petitions, Human Rights and Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).

Sponsored by the Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, the bill prescribes death sentence for kidnappers whose victims die in their custody and life sentence for kidnappers whose victims did not die in the hands of their abductors.

The lawmakers also approved 25 years imprisonment as penalty for anyone found guilty of threatening to kidnap another person through phone call, e-mail, text message or any other means of communication.

Lagos lawyers hailed the decision by the assembly, adding that it would help put a stop to incidences of abduction in the state.

A constitutional lawyer and social critic, Mr Spurgeon Ataene, expressed satisfaction on the passage of the law, adding that it was a welcomed development.

He said “Kidnapping has become a cancerous scourge in Nigeria, so it is a welcome development to insert the death penalty in our criminal jurisprudence.

“The idea behind this I believe is to curb this menace, which I strongly believe will serve and achieve its purpose.

“Within a narrow perspective this is one way, but in a broader sense making kidnapping a capital offence in a few states is not enough.

“Some of these dare devil criminals will trail their victims to states without the death sentence and strike or relocate to such areas, to make their criminal activities more robust.”

Ataene said that the most effective way to checkmate kidnapping was for government to make it a policy for all states to insert the death penalty in their criminal laws.

According to him, good governance is also the panacea to some of these vices.

Similarly, a member of the Lagos branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mrs Viviene Ekwegh, also commended the Lagos assembly for its decision.

Ekwegh expressed support on the death penalty for kidnappers, adding that most Nigerians have suffered from the vice of kidnapping which had either affected their friends or relatives.

“I support the bill for a law on death penalty for kidnappers, but this can only be possible where they are tried in a competent court.

“Although the menace may not be completely eradicated, it will also help reduce it to its barest minimum, and forestall incidences of innocent people being made victims of crimes they are ignorant about,” she said

Ekwegh expressed optimism that the penalty would assist in checking the spate of the vice in the state, and urged that it be replicated in other jurisdictions.

Another constitutional lawyer, Mr Emenike Umuziruigbo, also expressed optimism that the death penalty will help reduce the spate of kidnapping in the state.

“I heaved a sigh of relief when I read the news yesterday; infact, this is the only penalty I perceived that will serve as deterrence to abductors.

“However, I think it should not just begin and end in Lagos state, but should also be made to cut across several other states of the federation,” he said.

According to him, development and advancement will thrive better in a crime-free society.

Source: Vanguard

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Cleric Warns Bobrisky, Reveals When He Will Die (Video)

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Popular Nigerian male barbie, Bobrisky has been told to change his ways as he has just few years to live before he dies.

Islamic cleric, Hammed Ademola who claimed that Bobrisky’s money is from the devil said the crossdresser has about 3 years before he dies.

He further added that Bobrisky’s friends would soon have problems in their lives, which is a consequence of befriending an evil.

Ademola also said that Bobrisky would soon have regrets for going under a knife to be transformed from a man to a woman.

Recall that she recently issued a warning to all crossdressers to not think of taking her throne because she is the queen of crossdressers.

Watch the video below:

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Dead Man Made To Sit On A Chair At His Own Funeral (Photos + Video)

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In what will come across as a really startling development, a dead man has been made to sit at his own funeral.

According to Trinidad Express, the dead man was embalmed into a sitting position, placed in the tray of a hearse and given an open-air last ride past the Office of the Prime Minister on the way to his funeral.

Dressed in a suit and in a chair, murdered Che Lewis was placed in the back of a pick-up van by Dennie’s Funeral Home and driven around Port of Spain on Wednesday.

Witnesses and social media users were stunned.

TTPS Road Safety Co-ordinator Brent Batson told Express via a What’s App message that the funeral home’s manner of transporting the deceased will be investigated.

The dead man was made to sit on a chair at his funeral

Batson said, “The TTPS is disappointed in the reckless behavior engaged in by a funeral home being circulated on social media whereby persons were seen seated in the vehicle tray seemingly as part of a funeral procession. Carrying persons in a dangerous manner is an offence Regulation 38 Rule 17 of the Motor Vehicle Road Traffic Act (MVRTA) with a $1,000 penalty and the TTPS will be continuing investigation into funeral company’s conduct on the road.”

Several videos of the ‘last ride’ were posted on social media, with many commenting that this was “proof that Trinidad is not a real place”, while others said they idea was only novel in Trinidad but was done in other countries.

Lewis, 29, and his father Adlay Lewis, 49, were shot and killed on November 15 at their home at First Trace, Bagatelle Road, Diego Martin.

His funeral was streamed live on social media, but not all the viewers were aware that the man sitting at the entrance to the church was the deceased.

There was also a question as to why he was not wearing a mask.

The funeral home informed that because of the “unique funeral, the church was astonished and refused the entrance of Che”.

Following the funeral service at the St John The Evangelist R.C Church at Church Street, Diego Martin the bodies of father and son were interred the St John The Evangelist Cemetery.

The funeral home also intends introducing a new form of body disposal to Trinidad and Tobago.

It is know as alkaline hydrolysis, a process for the disposal of human and pet remains using lye and heat.

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Shebi You Have Your Own Life, Why Can’t You Mind Your Own Business – Bobrisky Slams Critics

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Nigerian crossdresser Bobrisky has slammed those trying to advise her on how she’s living her life asking them to mind their business.

According to her, in this era of the new world, no one tells anyone how to live their lives not to talk of a 29yrs old like hers who is living her life as she wants.

Adding that those trying to advise her all have their own lives to live therefore they should mind their own business and stop trying to advise her.

At this rate, it’s obvious Bobrisky is not ready to listen to any advice from anyone on how to live her own life as he’s now a big boy at 29.

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