Sponsor of the bill seeking to check hate speech, Senator ALIYU ABDULLAHI, Sponsor of the bill seeking to check hate speech, Senator ALIYU ABDULLAHI,

Death sentence in hate speech bill will be amended-Sen. Abdullahi

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Sponsor of the controversial bill seeking to check hate speech, Senator ALIYU ABDULLAHI, says the death penalty aspect of the bill will be amended in line with the desire of Nigerians.

Senator ABDULLAHI in a statement said the bill will undergo some fine-tuning to reflect the views of Nigerians.

He added that the senate will accept contributions and input by critics and supporters of the bill, saying such will go a long way in giving Nigerians the law to address the disturbing trend of hate speech.

It will interest you to know that Section four of the bill provides that any person found guilty of hate speech shall be liable to life imprisonment and where the act causes any loss of life, the person shall be punished through death by hanging.

Civil society groups and human rights activists  rejected the bill, describing it as an attempt to suppress the people and stifle freedom of speech.

 

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