His Eminence, Samuel Kanu, the Prelate of Methodist Church Nigeria, has called for life imprisonment for persons found culpable for kidnapping in the country.
Kanu made the call while addressing newsmen on the sidelines of the honorific awards of Knights to members of the church on Sunday in Abuja.
“For those who kidnap and those who perpetuate evil for me should be jailed for life because they are enemies of the society; I will not subscribe to death penalty,“ he said.
He called for increased funding for the security agencies to effectively carry out their responsibilities, adding that the funds should be monitored to avoid diversion by some corrupt officials.
Kanu alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has good intention for the country but some individuals within the government have decided to use the funds for other purposes.
He also alleged that some disgruntled elements were behind all the kidnappings carried out across the country.
The clergy expressed concern over the level of prosecution and conviction persons arrested for kidnappings and other crimes by security agencies in the country.
He said that the lack of diligent prosecution had often than not left those arrested for the crime off the hook and working freely on the streets.