Governor, Abdullahi Sule
Governor, Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has vowed to sign death warrants of kidnappers and rapists brought to him.
Sule made the statement while inaugurating the sensitisation programme for action against the persistence cases of rape and kidnapping across the 13 local government areas of the state on Wednesday.
He said rape and kidnapping were the most stringent security challenges that had been confronting the state, adding that the 36 states, as well as the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, had their peculiar security challenges.
He said, “I will sign any death sentences regarding rape and kidnapping brought before me.”
The governor added that he would soon institute death penalty as consequences for rape and kidnapping, pointing out that a stiffer penalty for rapists and kidnappers would deter those who had the intention of embarking on such act.
“If the state Assembly come up with a law to make death sentence a penalty for rapists and kidnappers, I will sign that into law.”