The Nigerian senate has proposed a bill that would result in 15 years imprisonment for anyone who dares to pay ransom to kidnappers.
Senator Ezenwa Francis Onyewuchi endorsed the bill titled “Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Bill, 2021“, which did pass the second reading on Wednesday, May 19.
If enacted into law, anyone indicted of paying a ransom for an abducted individual will face a 15 years sentence in prison.
Senator Onyewuchi in his comprehensive statement said
He also noted that countries like the USA and UK don’t support the payment of ransoms to kidnappers.
He continued by saying
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