Following several cases of cattle rustling in Niger state, the law making organ of the state has come up with sanctions and INFORMATION NIGERIA brings you 7 things you should know about it.
1.The Niger State House of Assembly have passed a law to criminalize the offences of kidnapping and cattle rustling.
2.According to the law, armed cattle rustlers will be sentenced to death while kidnappers will be sentenced to life imprisonment while.
3.According to the Speaker of the House, Honorable Ahmed Madafa said that with the law, the menace of kidnapping and cattle rustling in the state will be reduced and the people will be discouraged from engaging in the act.
4.The bill was adopted after a report by the Committee on Security headed by the deputy Speaker, Honorable Hussaini Ibrahim.
6.It was also stated that whoever forcefully takes over, deprives or unlawfully converts any cattle from the owner or rearer to his benefit will be said to have committed the offence of cattle rustling.
7.The Chairman of the Committee, Honorable Hussaini Ibrahim said that offenders will also forfeit their entire properties unless he proves that the properties are not proceeds of any crime committed by him.