Bauchi mulls amendment of rape law to include castration

September 25, 2020 Najib Sani 0

The Bauchi state Governor, Bala Mohammed, has lamented the rising cases of gender-based violence (GBV), especially rape, even as he has promised that the Violence Against Persons Prohibition bill which was recently signed into law in the state would be taken to the House of Assembly for amendment to include castration of rapists. Mohammed said this when he received the Read More

Kaduna Assembly okays castration, life imprisonment for rapists

September 11, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state House of Assembly has approved castration as punishment for anybody convicted of rape in the state. The lawmakers agreed to a 21-year jail term for rapists of adults and life imprisonment for rapists of minors. This followed the amendment of the State Penal Code (No.5) Law of 2017, which stipulates stiffer penalties for rapists in the state as Read More

Ogun plans special court for rape, gender-based violence

August 28, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Ogun state government Friday disclosed that it had concluded plans to set up a Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Court, to handle issues relating to sexual abuses and violence against defenseless people of the state. Governor Dapo Abiodun disclosed this when he received the Country Representative, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Ms. Ulla Mueller, in his office at Oke-Mosan, Read More