Politics President Jonathan Seeks Death Penalty for Cyber Crime



As part of the provisions of the Cybercrime Bill 2013, President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria has proposed a death sentence for persons who hack into the Critical National Information Infrastructure or computer networks resulting in the loss of lives.

Where there is no loss of lives but the offender causes grievous bodily injury to another person, the bill recommends a prison term of not less than 15 years. Using any computer network for terrorism purposes also attracts life sentence.

A 10-year jail term or a fine of N20million or both is recommended for Child pornographers.

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