Reps withdraw Bill seeking 5-year jail for protesters

Reps withdraw Bill seeking 5-year jail for protesters

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House of Representatives have withdrawn the controversial Bill which prescribed 5-year jail term to protesters in Nigeria.

The Speaker of the lower Chamber Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila at Tuesday plenary, acknowledged the withdrawal of the Bill, which was introduced on July 6, 2021, sponsored by Hon. Emeka Chinedu.

Gbajabiamila said: “It’s your prerogative. The bill is hereby withdrawn”, shortly after the Bill fell under his gavel.

Last week, the sponsor, Hon. Emeka Chinedu said in a Press statement said that he has been inundated since he picked up the bill.

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