March 21, 2007
Crimes Rate in Nigeria
Crimes rate is rising tremendously in the country.
Many innocent and good Nigerian citizens have lost
their lives due to an increase in ungodly crimes.
Armed robbers are at every corner of the country. No
place is safe.
Many women and innocent girls are violently raped
every day by their loved ones, men of the
underground, unwanted men, or their trusted
associates. Men, women, and children are kidnapped
every hour for spiritual needs and gains. Female
students of higher institutions are engaged in
day-to-day prostitution, roaming the streets day and
night seeking and searching for men. I am not sure
either to blame the law-enforcement officials (for
lack of performance) or the Federal Government (for
being too lenient). What is the country turning
I could remember the time while I was growing up.
There was a decree by the military regime that any
armed robber arrested, prosecuted, and found guilty
must face the Firing Squad Tribunal. In this, a lot
of robbers were executed by firing squad, examples
like Oyenusi, Mighty Joe, etc. And the robbery crime
rate was reduced. Now, the law has changed. The law is so much
interpreted and twisted that it favors criminals
more than the victims.
Personally, capital punishment should be enforced
more in the country. Moses law should be enforced
“An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”. Anyone
who kills intentionally should pay with his/her own life
in return. No question or delay of the law
interpretation. Heartless criminals should face
Moreover, three strikes you are out, judgment should
be enforced. Meaning, any criminal found guilty of
more than two felonies, would receive automatic life
or death sentence on the third. Government should
enforce law with an iron-fist boiling hand.
Home is home; therefore, let us make Nigeria a
better and safer country to live. No place like
God bless Nigeria my lovely country.
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