The incumbent governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has recently revealed that his government has decided to enforce death penalty as punishment for people who use their vehicles to kill other people on the roads. According to him, the reckless driver will be made by law to pay compensation over every loss of life.
Governor Bello Matawalle reveals plan to introduce death penalty on reckless driving in Zamfara State
The governor disclosed this harsh punishment during a condolence visit to Alhaji Ibrahim Bello, who happens to be the Emir of Gusau, over the death of fifteen people in his community. Bello Matawalle was accompanied by his executive council members and the management of BUA Group to the emirate.
The Zamfara State governor, however, showed his concern for the loss of lives, which occurred when a truck driver recklessly ran into their vehicles along Gusau/Funtua Road, last week. The governor assured the public that his government will set up speed limit gauge on every highway within the state while enforcing weight measurement on all trucks.
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According to him, drivers that use the major roads in the state will be subject to various drug tests, in order to prevent the calamities caused by reckless driving.
Matawalle made it known that new measures put in place will ensure those that engage in taking people’s lives as a result of reckless driving, and their families will be made to know the weight of such crime.
15 people from Gusau emirate recently lost their lives in a road accident as a result of reckless driving
The governor revealed that plan has been made to donate a sum of ₦2 million to the families of the married ones among the deceased while ₦1.5 million will be given to the family of those deceased that were single. Also, the families of the deceased will enjoy a monthly stipend of ₦50,000 from his administration until the end of his tenure.