The governor of the State of Ogun, Prince Dapo Abiodun, said his administration was considering the death penalty for kidnappers in the State.
Abiodun, who revealed this when Remo League of Imams paid a visit to Eid-el-Kabir at his country house in Iperu, described the kidnapping as an economic crime that must be stopped by all means.
He revealed that the judiciary in the State of Ogun was working to enact a bill in that regard, even when he defended community policing.
Abiodun said that most of the kidnappers were foreigners who disguised themselves as shepherds, adding that it would not be a good omen if criminals were allowed to operate without a control and damage the State that is considered the nation’s industrial center.
“We do not want criminals to cause us problems. The State is home to many companies and industries. It will not be a good omen to hear that crime prevails in our State.
“I have asked to be brought to those who were caught in the recent kidnappings in the State. I will warn you because the government will not save anyone caught in the kidnapping going forward,” he said.
Meanwhile, some alleged kidnappers had kidnapped an Abdulasis Sanni, the son of the chief imam of Ode Omi, a border community between Lagos and Ogun.
Sanni, it was learned, has just returned from Saudi Arabia, where he studied Arabic. GISTOK learned that the attackers fired at two other Imam children, as they stole a speedboat with which they escaped with their victims.
Armed men also reportedly kidnapped two brothers, Jelili and Bamidele Adams. Governor Abiodun has since condemned the act, ensuring that the police would rescue the three victims of kidnapping.