Drug Dealers In Nigeria Will Get Death Penalty Soon – New Bill Passed By Senate

Drug Dealers In Nigeria Will Get Death Penalty Soon - New Bill Passed By Senate

Bill seeking to amend the Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods law in Nigeria, scaled the second reading in the Senate on Thursday December 10.

The amendment Bill, among others prescribes punitive punishment, including life imprisonment for anyone culpable of importing, producing and distributing counterfeit and fake drugs, as well as unwholesome processed foods in the country.

The Bill sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi is titled “A Bill for an Act to amend the Counterfeit and Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Process Foods (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act Cap C34 Laws of the Federation and for other matters connected therewith”.

Leading debate on the Bill, Olujimi, who raised the alarm on the high level of fake and counterfeit drugs circulation within Nigeria, called for immediate action on the part of the government to stem the tide.