Ogun State Government says hard times await kidnappers in the State, as government is considering sending a Bill that will attract capital punishment for kidnappers to the State House of Assembly for legislative action.
The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun stated this when he received the Remo League of Imams on Sallah homage, at his Iperu home, describing kidnapping as an economic crime that must be stopped by all means.
He said most of the kidnappers were foreigners who disguised as herdsmen, saying, it would be jeopardy if criminals were allowed to operate unchecked, as it would affect the State’s status as the industrial hub of the nation.
“We do not want criminals to cause problems for us. The State hosts a lot of companies and industries. It will not augur well to hear that criminality is prevalent in our State.
While calling on religious leaders to be committed at ensuring peace and unity in the State, he admonished the people to reflect on the lessons of Sallah, adding that Prophet Ibrahim exhibited unparalleled and uncommon faith that had continued to resonate in the hearts of the faithful, charging the people to emulate him in all their actions.
Governor Abiodun further solicited for their continued support and prayers, promising to be fair, irrespective of political or religious affiliations in the governance of the State.
In his sermon, the Chief Imam of Remo land, Sheik Junaid Abdukadiri, said the election of the Governor was a testimony that God is not man, praying for continued stability in the State, Nigeria and the success of the present administration.