Governor El-Rufai Signs Castration Of Rapists Law

Governor of Kaduna State Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.

According to a statement by the governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye,the amendment also updates the penalties for the offence of the rape of a child.

It noted that these new provisions include the punishments of surgical castration and bilateral salpingectomy for male and female convicts of child rape, and death.

In addition, the statement stated that such convicts would be listed in the S3x Offenders Register to be published by the Attorney-General of the state.

Under the amended law, the punishment for the rape of a person older than 14 years will include surgical castration or removal of fallopian tubes, but the death penalty shall not apply.

In cases where the rape convict is also a child, the court shall order an appropriate punishment under the Children and Young Persons Law Cap 26, Laws of Kaduna State 1991.

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