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Kaduna Assembly Approves Castration As Punishment For Rapists

As part of efforts to put an end to rape which is becoming common in the society, Kaduna State House of Assembly has resolved that anyone found guilty will have his organ surgically removed.

The development is coming after a bill to amend the State Penal Code Law No.5 of 2017 was passed into law on Wednesday.

The State Speaker, Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani via his Twitter page confirmed that castration has been approved as punishment for convicted rapists.

“Earlier yesterday the 9th of September, 2020, a bill to amend the Kaduna State Penal Code Law No.5 of 2017 has been passed into Law by @Kadlegislature

“The Bill Recommend total Castration & Bilateral Salpingectomy for Rapist in the State.

“We must #EndRapeNow , God’s willing,” he tweeted.

Spokesperson of the Assembly, Musa Ahmed on Friday told reporters that the new law also includes 21 years imprisonment for the rape of a minor.

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