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Wike signs anti-kidnapping law

07 August 2015, 17:13

Rivers - Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the new anti-kidnapping law passed by the State Assembly will help in checking the rising wave of the ugly crime in the state.

He spoke on Friday when he gave his assent to the bills on: 1) Rivers State Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori ( Amendment) Law, 2015. (2) Rivers State Kidnap (Prohibition) Amendment Law, 2015 (3) Rivers State Traditional Rulers Law No.4 of 2015 passed by the Rivers State House of Assembly.

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He said with the law becoming operational, criminals convicted for kidnapping and accessories to kidnap will forfeit their assets, funds and proceeds from kidnap.

On the Rivers State Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori ( Amendment) Law, 2015, Governor Wike said the renaming of the school became necessary because of the contributions of the law Saro-Wiwa to the development of the state.

He said that the third bill he assented to titled, ‘Rivers State Traditional Rulers Law No.4 of 2015′ is aimed at returning dignity and respect to the traditional institutions.

The governor said that there was no reason why the State Traditional Institution should be politicised.

Governor Wike commended the State Assembly for always putting the interest of the state first in their consideration of bills.

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