Festus Keyamo, the spokesman of the Buhari Marketing campaign Organisation, says snatching of poll field will be charged as treason or treasonable felony, which he says is punishable by loss of life.
Keyamo, in an try and defend President Muhammadu Buhari’s place, on making poll field snatchers pay with their lives, stated these quoting the electoral act are ignorant.
“I’ve listened to so many uninformed feedback since yesterday, and feedback which might be laced with heavy politics, however let me let you know immediately that there isn’t a spin to place to the assertion of the president, there isn’t a must repackage it,” he stated.
“What the president stated is 100 p.c right, 100 p.c defensible, and I’ll urge him to repeat it time and again.
“The president stated whoever leads a band of thugs to go and snatch poll bins pays dearly for it together with his life. That could be a right assertion of the legislation, as a result of should you take a look at the definition of thugs; a thug is a assassin, a thug is a robber, a thug is a vicious particular person.
“The legislation is that when you’re discovered on the scene of against the law, committing violence that can put the life of individuals at risk, you will be shot lifeless on the spot.”
Keyamo added that each lawyer is aware of that poll field snatchers will be shot, and the safety companies can be justified by the firearm act.
“Each lawyer is aware of that one of many defenses to felony legal responsibility is what they name justification and excuse, and that’s justification and excuse [in] this explicit case.
“Folks have cited the electoral act, and I stated these persons are ignorant. The electoral act says that those that snatch poll bins must be given some fantastic and three years, and every kind of issues.
“However I’ll let you know that underneath the legislation, if an individual commits the offence, the prosecutor has an choice to cost him underneath completely different legal guidelines. Those that snatch poll bins are robbers by definition of the legislation.
“In case you take something by power, you’re a robber underneath the theft and firearms act. In case you come to a polling station, take be aware, you don’t even should be armed, usually they’re armed.
“The theft and firearms act says that should you simply threaten violence or use violence, you don’t should be armed. For example, should you use a heavy blow to threaten any person or to truly hit any person to grab the particular person’s bag, that’s armed theft, regardless that you aren’t carrying the weapon, that’s armed theft underneath the firearms act.
“What’s the punishment? The punishment is loss of life sentence, underneath that act. Additionally, should you attempt to intimidate and overhaul the state, to take energy by power, that may be treason or treasonable felony, and I can cost the particular person underneath treason or treasonable felony”
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