Due to the alarming upsurge of heinous crimes which has resulted not only in the loss of human lives and wanton destruction of property but also affected the states' efforts towards sustainable economic development and prosperity while at the same time has undermined the people's faith in the Government and the latter's ability to maintain peace and order in the country, death penalty is proposed to be imposed.
1. The crimes punishable by death are heinous for being grievous, odious and hateful offenses and which, by reason of their inherent or manifest wickedness, viciousness, atrocity and perversity are repugnant and outrageous to the common standards and norms of decency and morality in a just, civilized and ordered society.
2. The interest of justice, public order and the rule of law necessitates the imposition of death penalty.
3. To foster and ensure not only obedience to government's authority, but also to adopt such measures as would effectively promote the maintenance of peace and order, the protection of life, liberty and property, and the promotion of the general welfare which are essential for the enjoyment by all the people of the blessings of democracy in a just and humane society
1. Imposition of death penalty will not in anyway prevent commission of heinous crimes. It only reflects the failure of the government and the society to instill proper values to its citizens.
2. Justice cannot be attained by killing the perpetrator of heinous crime. We must value life and in the same vein, the government must not resort to imposing death penalty to find justice to the victim. A civil society should not descend to the status of murderers by preferring revenge over far better forms of justice.
3. Punishment is supposed to reform and rehabilitate the perpetrator of a crime. Imposing the death penalty will not achieve said goal. Death penalty is an absolute judgment against the life of a person.