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Child Rapists Get Castration Penalty In Kaduna State - El-Rufai Signs Bill

Child Rapists Get Castration Penalty In Kaduna State - El-Rufai Signs Bill
Kaduna State Gov. Nasir El-Rufai

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Wednesday signed has signed into law the Penal Code 2020, which recommends the castration of child rapists.

El-Rufai disclosed this in a statement he released via his official Twitter handle @GovKaduna, where he declared that any male found to have raped a child will henceforth be castrated while female convicts will undergo “bilateral salpingectomy.”

“Malam Nasir @elrufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020 which provides stiff penalties upon conviction for the rape of a child, including surgical castration for male convicts and bilateral salpingectomy for female convicts,” the statement read

Kaduna State House of Assembly has also moved to approved castration as punishment for anybody caught in the act in the state.

The lawmakers also okayed 21 years jail term and life imprisonment for rapists of adults and minors respectively.

Speaking with journalists on the matter, the spokesman of the Assembly, Musa Ahmed, said that it is part of the effort to protect women and children against any form of gender violence.

He explained that anyone convicted of rape will have his organ surgically removed so that upon completion of his jail term, he will not be able to commit the crime again.

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