Gov Matawalle Signs Death Penalty For Kidnappers, Bandits, Others

Gov Matawalle Signs Death Penalty For Kidnappers, Bandits, Others

By Senior Editor | The Trent on August 16, 2022
Bello Matawalle, the governor of Zamfara State
Bello Matawalle, the governor of Zamfara State

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has signed into law a death penalty on anybody found guilty of banditry, cattle rustling, cultism, or serving as a bandits’ informant.

Matawalle announced this in a broadcast to the people of the state on Tuesday morning.

He said: “On the 28th of June this year, I assented to the bill on Prohibition and Punishment for Banditry, Cattle Rustling, Cultism, Kidnapping and Other Incidental Offences, 2022.

“The law provides a legal instrument for prosecuting banditry-related offenders.

“Based on the new law, anyone found guilty of banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, cultism, or serving as a bandits’ informant is subject to the death penalty.

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