Kaduna Assembly approves castration for sexual offenders

Kaduna Assembly approves castration for sexual offenders

- The Kaduna House of Assembly has approved castration as punishment for those convicted of sexual assault

- The Assembly made the approval on Thursday, September 10 during plenary

- The majority leader of the assembly, Haruna M A Inuwa tweeted about the development

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Any male found guilty of a sexual offence in Kaduna state may be subjected to castration following a bill recently passed by the state House of Assembly.

The Assembly on Thursday, September 10, approved castration as punishment for those convicted of rape.

Kaduna assembly approves castration for sexual offenders

Kaduna is the first Nigerian state known to have approved castration for sexual offenders. Photo credits: Majority Leader KSHA
Source: Twitter

This follows the passage of a bill to amend the Kaduna state penal court law, 2017, by the lawmakers during plenary.

The majority leader of the assembly, Haruna M A Inuwa tweeted about the development on his official twitter handle.

“A bill to amend the Kaduna State Penal Court Law No.5 of 2017 has yesterday 09/09/2020 been pass into Law by@Kadlegislature.

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The Bill Recommend total Castration for Rapist in the State,” the tweet read.

Below is a screengrab of the tweet:

Trouble for violators as northern state approves castration for sexual offenders

Castration law was approved by lawmakers on Thursday, September 10
Source: UGC

In another news, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has tendered an apology for unknowingly granting state pardon to a convicted serial sex offender.

The convicted sex offender was granted state pardon along with some criminals during the COVID-19 lockdown, The Guardian reported.

Mohammed made the apology on Tuesday, September 8, when the State Action Committee on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) paid him a visit.

In another news, Abdulmumuni Danga, the Kogi state commissioner for water resources, has been charged to court by the Nigerian Police in Abuja for alleged rape.

According to The Nation, the police force filed a seven-count criminal charge against the embattled commissioner at a Federal High Court in the Abuja Judicial Division. Danga has been accused of raping and brutalizing a lady identified as Elizabeth Oyeniyi in Lokoja, Kogi state.

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The information was contained in a charge sheet signed by ACP Effiong, the state prosecutor.

Still on a related news, the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, July 7, passed the much-awaited 'Sexual Harassment Bill' in what will go down in history as the validation of mounting agitation from gender-based groups.

It was sponsored by the deputy Senate president, Senator Ovie-Omo Agege (Delta Central) and co-sponsored by 105 other senators.

Although the bill is yet to be assented by the lower chamber, House of Representatives, Legit.ng sheds more light on what Nigerians should expect from it.

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