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Senate approves death penalty for drug traffickers

Senator Ali Ndume urged the Senate to replace “life imprisonment” with “death penalty” for convicted drug offenders. The Senate has approved the death penalty for those convicted on the charge of drug trafficking in the country, despite the current NDLEA Act which stipulates a maximum penalty of life in prison as the punishment. This resolution followed the consideration of a report of the Committees on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters and Drugs and Narcotics,...

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