Gov Abiodun stalling on death penalty law against kidnappers, as criminals thrive in Ogun

The once adjudged most peaceful state in Nigeria, Ogun, is fast losing its grip to banditry, kidnapping, farmers-herders clashes, cultism among others, DAILY POST reports.

At the moment, cases of kidnapping have become a day-to-day activity in Ogun State, making major headlines on pages of newspapers.

Our correspondent observed that in the past one month, hardly would a week pass by without a case of kidnapping in the state.

The kidnappers are now in all the three senatorial districts of the state, with Ogun West being the most affected.

Unfortunately, Abeokuta, which is the capital, is not spared despite being the state headquarters of all security agencies.

Governor Dapo Abiodun, in the first three months of his inauguration in August 2019, said he was considering the death penalty for kidnappers.

Abiodun had vowed at the time that kidnappers would not be spared in Ogun State, describing kidnapping as an economic crime that must…

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