I will Sign Death Warrants of Convicted Kidnappers –Oshiomhole VowsFeatured, Latest News, News Friday, October 18th, 2013
The African Examiner
“I am convinced that the overriding public interest dictates that we invoke the maximum penalty available in our law on those involved in the act of kidnapping. Anyone sentenced and convicted, I will sign the death warrant.”
This was the statement of the Edo state governor Adams Oshiomhole while signing into law a new law in the state that now proscribed a death penalty for anyone caught and convicted in kidnapping.
Gov. Adams Oshiomhole who expressed bitterness over the issue of kidnapping, also declared war on armed robbery, rape and other crimes in the state adding that the security agencies are now much more determined than ever before to ensure that this state becomes too hot for criminals to operate.
“I think the real challenge is about law enforcement and dealing with the problem of impunity. Laws will be worthless if we do not have the capacity to apprehend, interrogate, persecute and interrogate criminals and invoke the full weight of the law.”
“We have a responsibility to make laws and enforce those laws in a way that would send clear signals to those involved in acts of criminality, whether they are kidnappers, armed robbers, rapists that the security agencies now much more determined than ever before to ensure that this state becomes too hot for criminals to operate.”
He warned that “anyone sentenced and convicted, I will sign the death warrant.”
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