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Hate Speech: Death Penalty To Be Removed From Bill - SENATOR SABI ABDULLAHI

ABUJA, NIGERIA - Senator Sabi Abdullahi, who is the sponsor of the controversial Hate Speech Bill, on Sunday (today)  revealed that his proposed legislation would be amended to remove death penalty as the maximum punishment for offenders.

Senator Sabi Abdullahi stated this after he had to bow to the yearnings of well meaning Nigerians to arise to the occasion. 

Senator Sabi Abdullahi, who is the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, in Abuja in a statement  explained that the death (by hanging) penalty proposed for anyone found culpable of hate speech which leads to the death of another, would be amended by the Senate when the bill is subjected to legislative input by the National Assembly.

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