The Lagos State House of Assembly has approved the death penalty for kidnappers, whose victims died in their custody.
 
The approval followed the adoption of a report presented by Funmilayo Tejuosho, the chairman of the house committee on Judiciary, Petitions, Human Rights and Lagos state Independent Electoral Commission.
 
The bill prescribes life sentence to kidnappers whose victims did not die in their custody.
 
The bill criminalises attempt to kidnap and stipulates life imprisonment for anyone who attempts to kidnap.