National Assembly Proposes Death Penalty For Vandals


A new bill proposing death penalty for vandals of national assets across the country will soon be presented on the floor of the Nigerian Senate.

Senator Adamu Aliero, a former FCT minister and a current senator from Kebbi State, disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Monday.

The former Kebbi State governor said lawmakers were concerned about the continued vandalisation of national assets such as power installations, daily tracks, airport facilities among others and are looking at a bill that will stipulate death penalty for any type of vandalism.

“On the issue of vandalization. You see, it is very unfortunate that it is not only the rail line that has been vandalized. As you rightly know, power installations, airport installations, oil and gas installations, and bridges have been vandalized,” he said.

“The national assembly is thinking of coming up with a very strong legislation that will make it criminal. If possible, any vendor caught sabotaging public infrastructure, the punishment should attract the death penalty. Probably if that happens, it will go a long way in reducing vandalization drastically.”

Similarly, a member of House of Representatives, Honorable Blessing Onuh called for installation of anti-theft mechanism to stop people from vandalising assets.


Recall that the Nigeria Police recently paraded some vandals with truck load of rail way tracks, stolen from the narrow gauge lines across the country.

The minister of transportation, Alkali S’aid attributed recent train derailments to activities of vandals, who have been temparing with the rail lines.



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