El-Rufai signs law against sex-offenders
Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El–Rufai, has signed in a law against sex offenders
The law also includes the death penalty for convicted child rapists.
With the recent rise in rape cases, the governor has taken it upon himself to deal with anyone guilty of
the said offense.
El-Rufai signs law against sex-offenders, The state government announced on Wednesday, September 16, 2020
that Governor Nasir El-Rufai
signed the State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020 on September 11.
The law amends the Penal Code Law (No.5) of Kaduna State,
2017 by substituting section 258 to include amendments that prescribe organ removal and death sentence
for rapists of minors.
The previous law had carried a maximum penalty of 21 years imprisonment for the rape of an adult and
life imprisonment for the rape of a child.
Rapists convicted of violating minors below the age of 14 will be punished with surgical castration or
removal of Fallopian tubes,
in addition to the death penalty, according to the amended sections.
Rapists convicted of the sexual assault of children will also be listed in the Sex Offenders Register to be published by the Attorney-General of the state.
A corroboration of a medical report shall be necessary in the trial of an accused child rapist,
according to the new law.