Kidnapping, banditry and cattle rustling will now attract the death penalty in Katsina State – Governor Aminu Masari declares

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Representative Aminu Masari of Katsina State has pronounced that grabbing, banditry and dairy cattle stirring are currently to pull in capital punishment in a move to check the rising flood of wrongdoings in the state.

Masari marked into law yesterday the state’s reexamined reformatory codes on wrongdoing and guiltiness. The marking went before the valedictory session of the State Executive Council (SEC).

The new law likewise recommends life correctional facility and fine for attackers. The senator pronounced that the law was required by the spate of killings and other banditry assaults in the state.

In his words: “we are all aware that Katsina State is currently faced with security challenges hence the need to revisit our penal and procedural laws to deal with any suspect that may be found wanting.

The laws signed today, particularly, the section dealing with kidnapping, cattle rustling, banditry, rape and other related offences are now made capital offences.

Cattle rustling and kidnapping now carry the maximum penalty which is death sentences, while the offence of rape now carries life imprisonment.”

Masari said government hoped that the imposition of the capital punishment would serve as a deterrent to criminals.

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