Niger Gov. Bello calls for Legal framework against Kidnappers.
* Swear -in- Aisha Bwari as CJ.
YAYAYA ZAKKA MINNA
Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has called on the Legislature and the Judiciary to come up with a stiff penalties for bandits, kidnappers and their informants in the state.
He stated this while presiding over the swearing-in of Justice Aisha Bawa Bwari as the Chief Judge of the State at the Government House, Minna yesterday.
The Governor who noted that banditry and kidnapping activities are carried out in conjunction with members of the communities stressed that the informants should as well undergo the same penalties with both the bandits and the kidnappers.
He mentioned that with the increased insecurity in the interlands especially in our rural areas where lives are lost on daily basis due to banditry and kidnapping, the Parliament and the Judiciary should come up with stiffer penalties for those involved in these activities especially the informants.
He added that it has come to our notice that most of these heinous crimes are being executed in conjunction with members of the communities. So we are seriously and strongly suggesting that kidnappers, bandits and the informants should have the same punishment because without the informants the banditry activities would extremely become difficult.
He revealed that a meeting would be scheduled with the State Assembly on what necessary steps to take, adding that the Judiciary would ensure the execution of the decisions taken.
The Governor prayed for guidance and protection of God for the newly sworn-in Chief Judge so as to carry out her duties successfully without fear or favour as enshrined in the Constitution.
Speaking in an interview with Journalists after the swearig-in, the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Aisha Bawa Bwari said she would ensure the transformation of the judiciary by providing enablng working environment for the Judicial workers in the state to enable them carry out their duties effectively.