Bauchi State governor Mohammed Abdullahi has signed into law a bill that approves death or life imprisonment for kidnapping
Speaking to newsmen in Bauchi, the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ibrahim Umar, said:
“Whoever is guilty of the offence of kidnapping shall be punished with life imprisonment.“If the victim dies as a result of the kidnapping, the offender shall be punished with death.
Umar said that the state government also signed into law a bill for provision of free emergency treatment to accident victims within 24 hours of occurrence.
“Any government hospital that fails to accept an accident victim shall have its officers on duty that day punished according to civil service rules, including reduction in rank,” he said
He said that the law applied to all accidents including domestic fire, industrial fire, plane crash, flood disaster, snake bite, dog bite, rainstorm, bomb blasts and gunshot.