Governor Abiola Ajimobi has prescribed capital punishment for kidnappers in Oyo State.
The new law prohibits anybody from aiding or abetting kidnapping in the state.
Anyone found culpable is liable to imprisonment for 15 years.
The new also law stipulates that any property owner who knowingly or willingly surrenders his building over which he has control to be used for the purpose of keeping a kidnapped person is liable to 15 years imprisonment.
After the law is signed it into law, a capital punishment is now awaiting any kidnapper whose victim or victims die while in captivity.
A convicted offender will, however, be liable to life imprisonment if the victim is released or rescued unhurt upon the payment of a ransom, while the kidnapper will be compelled to pay back the ransom.
Under the new law, 20 years imprisonment awaits anyone that makes an attempt to kidnap, while anybody who aids or abets kidnapping is liable to imprisonment for 15 years upon conviction, while any person who puts himself forward to be kidnapped for the purpose of extorting ransom from his employer, any person or body would bag 15 years imprisonment.
Any person who willingly allows his or her electronics, equipment, instrument, mechanical or movable item to be used for the purpose of kidnapping, aiding or abetting kidnapping, has also committed an offence and will be committed to prison for 10 years if convicted.
Any property, monies and other valuables owned or realised by anybody convicted of kidnapping shall be forfeited to the government for public use.