Tuesday, 15 November 2016

New land grabbers Law with death penalty for defaulters


Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun State Governor has just signed a new law into bill. The law has a 25years jail sentence or death sentence for defaulters.


He signed the bill 34 days after the state House of Assembly passed it. The law criminalises land grabbing or forceful takeover of landed property in the state.

The bill was passed on October 11.
It is titled, “H.B. No. 03/2016 – A bill for a law to prohibit forcible entry and occupation of landed properties, violent and fraudulent conducts in relation to landed properties, armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism and allied matters and for other matters incidental thereto or connected therewith.”

According to the law, death sentence applies when a life is or lives are lost in such forceful takeover of land.

Kidnappers also risk life sentence.

Shortly after signing the bill into law, Amosun said the state would not be a comfort zone for criminals Punch gathered.
While he warned that the government would not compromise the prevailing peace and security in the state, the governor added that anyone that ran afoul of the law would be severely dealt with.
 
The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, who was also present at the event, said the command would enforce the law accordingly.

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