Delta to demolish houses of convicted kidnappers
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has disclosed that the state government would demolish the property of convicted kidnappers and their collaborators in the state to check incidents of kidnapping and other criminal activities.
Speaking when he received Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, the new state Commissioner of Police and his team yesterday in Asaba, Governor Okowa said that the amended kidnapping law would go beyond jail sentence for kidnappers as the property and houses of culpable individuals and their collaborators would be demolished as they will be considered as proceeds of crime.
“We will do all we can to stop kidnappings in the state, it is becoming a menace in the country, we are amending the anti-kidnapping law in the state to make sure that those involved and their collaborators will not go scot free with the proceeds of the crime.
‘’The houses and property of those involved, their beneficiaries andcollaborators will be brought down. We will implement the law to the letter when the amended bill is passed and signed into law”, the governor said.
He commended Mr. Ibrahim on his plans to partner with communities and vigilante groups in crime prevention and intelligence gathering and assured him of the state government’s commitment to a crime free Delta State, adding that the state’s vigilante law would be amended to make it operational and clear all contentious issues.
Governor Okowa promised to work with his team to make the state crime free and peaceful for investors, visitors and all Deltans.