Life Jail Awaits Rapists in Kaduna

A man who rapes a woman, especially a minor, in Kaduna State, risks spending the rest of his life in prison.
This is not a joke as the Kaduna State Government in the new Child Right Bill forwarded to the State House of Assembly for passage into law, has proposed life sentence for rapists.
Deputy Director, Civil Litigation in the state’s Ministry for Justice, Irimiya Samson, made this known in Kaduna.
Samson explained that the development became necessary, following incessant cases of rape, particularly of minors, being recorded daily in the state.
He noted that current penalty for rape in the Penal Code was very light, as such it was important to make the law more strict to curtail the ugly trend.
“The incidences of rape have become very rampant in the state. It is particularly disturbing that the offenders are mostly elderly men whose victims are toddlers, minors within the age range of three to six.
“In curbing this abominable act, the state government has decided to invoke a stiff punishment for offenders in the child right law.
“As such, when the bill is passed, anyone caught would remain behind bars for life.”

Author: News Editor

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