“Kidnappers Should Be Publicly Executed To Serve As Deterrent To Others” – Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi
Following the ongoing case of notorious billionaire kidnap kingpin, Evans, the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi has opined that ‘Death Penalty’ should be served as the capital punishment for any arrested kidnapper in Nigeria.
The Governor stated that kidnappers should be publicly executed in other to serve as a deterrent to other while speaking in Abakaliki during an anti-corruption summit themed: ‘Institutionalization of Good Governance for Sustainable Development’, organized by the state government, where he also stated that if such punishment is being implemented, it will help reduce the high rate of kidnapping in Nigeria. In his words, he said;
“What these people do is worse than death, imagine kidnapping someone, blindfolding and chaining the person in one place for six months or more than that, it is worse than death and people who indulge in such deserve to be publicly executed to serve as a deterrent to others.”