Kidnapping: Nasarawa assembly passes bill on witness protection

Nasarawa state Governor Abdullahi Sule

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly Tuesday passed the Witness Protection Bill to give witnesses the boldness, confidence and protection to testify in court.

Speaker of the House, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, announced the passage of the bill at plenary after, the majority leader, Alhaji Tanko Tunga (APC-Awe North), moved a motion for the passage.

Abdullahi said the bill, if assented to by the governor, would go a long way in curtailing the rate of crime in the state and the country at large.

He added that the bill would also give witnesses the opportunity to present evidence, expose and report to the police and other security agencies without fear of molestation.

Abdullahi further stated that the bill would enhance criminal justice in the state and the country at large.

The speaker, thereafter, mandated the Clerk of the House to produce a clean copy of the bill for Governor Abdullahi Sule’s assent.

Earlier, Tunga while moving the motion for the passage of the bill, urged his colleagues to support the bill to allow it scale through third reading.

The motion was unanimously adopted by members when it was put to a voice vote by the speaker.

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