El-Rufai signs into law authorizing castration and Fallopian tube removal as penalty for rape

El-Rufai has signed in to law the castration and removal of Fallopian tube as penalty for rape.

According to a Spokesperson, Muyiwa Adekeye, in a statement on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, the amendment updated the penalties for the offense of child rape.

These new law include the punishments of surgical castration and bilateral salpingectomy for male and female convicts of child rape, and death. Convicts will be listed in the Sex Offenders Register to be published by the Attorney-General of the state.

Governor El-Rufai’s agreed to the amended law on September 11, 2020, as the new law will be immediately effective in Kaduna State.It introduces stricter punishments than the previous law which carried a maximum penalty of 21 years imprisonment for the rape of an adult and life imprisonment for the rape of a child.

Under the new amended law, rape of a person older than 14 years will include surgical castration or removal of Fallopian tubes.

However, where the offender 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. There will also be a necessary  collaboration of medical reports where the court is trying the offence of rape involving a child below the age of 14 years.

 

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