Wike Signs Anti-kidnapping Law
RIVERS State Governor Nyesom Wike has signed the new anti-kidnapping law passed by the State House of Assembly into law. The governor while assenting to the bill yesterday said that the law would help to check the rising wave of the crime in the state.
Wike also signed the Rivers State Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori (Amendment) Law, 2015, the Rivers State Kidnap (Prohibition) Amendment Law, 2015, and the Rivers State Traditional Rulers Law No.4 of 2015.
He said with the law becoming operational, criminals convicted for kidnapping and accessories to kidnap will forfeit their assets, funds and proceeds from kidnap.
He said: “I am happy to assent to this anti-kidnapping bill as it will help the security agencies in their fight against kidnappers and their sponsors.”
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 late Saro-Wiwa to the development of the state.