Jigawa Approves Death Penalty For Kidnappers And Life Imprisonment For Rapists

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Jigawa state lawmakers have passed into law a bill which sentences and life for rapists.

the House, Hon. Idris Garba Jahun said passage the bill into law followed the adoption the report of the House Standing Committee Judiciary chaired by the member representing Hadejia constituency, Hon. Abubakar Jallo.

The bill which had fifty-seven recommendations from the committee before it was signed into law, is in line with Islamic and societal norms as well as operating justice system and procedure.

The new law stated that anyone convicted will bag a life alongside those who helped in committing the offence. Victims are receive a compensation not less N500,000.

It also prescribes sentence for and also for rapists who infected their victims with . It adds;

“The case of kidnapping is penalty, while a case is life and if the victim is infected with Aids, then the culprit will receive a death penalty.

“Anybody who attempts commit rape shall upon conviction be punished with imprisonment for a term of not less 14 years and without the option of fine.

“Also, under the law, the use of vulgar language and nude pictures by traditional medicine sellers is prohibited and punishable.”