15-Year Jail Term For Nigerians Paying Ransom To Kidnappers - Nigerian Senate Proposes

Date: 19-05-2021 6:15 pm (2 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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The Nigerian Senate has proposed a bill seeking to disallow the payment of ransom for the release of any person abducted, imprisoned or wrongfully confined.

According to the bill, Nigerians who pay ransom to kidnappers and kidnappers who receive ransom risk 15 years imprisonment.

The Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which scaled second reading during plenary is sponsored by Senator Ezenwa Francis Onyewuchi.

Leading debate on the bill, the lawmaker said the piece of legislation seeks to amend the Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2013 to outlaw the payment of ransom to abductors, kidnappers and terrorists for the release of any person who has been wrongfully confined, imprisoned or kidnapped.

According to Onyewuchi, the bill essentially seeks to substitute for section 14 of the Principal Act a new section to read, “Anyone who transfers funds, makes payment or colludes with an abductor, kidnapper or terrorist to receive any ransom for the release of any person who has been wrongfully confined, imprisoned or kidnapped is guilty of a felony and is liable on conviction to a term of imprisonment of not less than 15 years.”

He raised alarm that kidnapping has become a fast and lucrative business, adding that, “it has now remained the most virulent form of banditry in Nigeria and the most pervasive and intractable violent crime in the country.”

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Posted: at 19-05-2021 06:15 PM (2 months ago) | Hero
- Sameola1 at 19-05-2021 07:07 PM (2 months ago)
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Most times I wonder if our legislators are from another planet
Posted: at 19-05-2021 07:07 PM (2 months ago) | Upcoming
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- gogoman at 19-05-2021 09:47 PM (2 months ago)
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still Buhari fault  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 19-05-2021 09:47 PM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
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- titobenja at 19-05-2021 10:08 PM (2 months ago)
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PLEASE WE NEED RE-COLONIZATION, WE ARE NOT READY ENOUGH TO RULE OURSELVES.
Posted: at 19-05-2021 10:08 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Kormeijama at 20-05-2021 09:01 AM (2 months ago)
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The Nigerian  state  entity is a joke.  Fifteen years for  ransom payee, but  amnesty for  the kidnapper, what a travesty.
Posted: at 20-05-2021 09:01 AM (2 months ago) | Upcoming
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- Henrybobo at 20-05-2021 11:20 AM (2 months ago)
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Quote from: titobenja on 19-05-2021 10:08 PM
PLEASE WE NEED RE-COLONIZATION, WE ARE NOT READY ENOUGH TO RULE OURSELVES.
exactly what have been saying
Posted: at 20-05-2021 11:20 AM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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