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Rape: El-Rufai signs castration bill in Kaduna

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai, has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020 for surgical castration for male rapists and bilateral salpingectomy for their female counterparts in the State.
The amendment also updates the penalties for the offence of the rape of a child.
Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser on Media and Communication to governor El-Rufai noted that these new provisions include the punishments of surgical castration and bilateral salpingectomy for male and female convicts of child rape.
The statement added that the convicts would be listed in the Sex Offenders Register to be published by the Attorney-General of the State.
The statement titled, ‘Kaduna Update: Gov El-Rufai signs amended Rape Law of Kaduna State,’ stated that following Malam El-Rufai’s assent to the amended law on 11th September 2020, the new law has come into effect 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 amended law, according to the statement, the punishment for the rape of a person older than 14 years will include surgical castration or removal of fallopian tubes, stressing that the death penalty shall not apply.
The statement further explained, “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.”
The statement commended the members of the Kaduna State House of Assembly for passing the amendments.
Governor El-Rufai stated that the drastic penalties are required to help further protect children from a serious crime.
It said the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020 amends the Penal Code Law (No.5) of Kaduna State, 2017 by substituting section 258 as follows:
“Whoever commits rape of a child below the age of fourteen (14) years shall on conviction, be punished with Surgical Castration and death.
“Whoever has sexual intercourse with a male child below the age of fourteen years shall be punished with surgical castration and death.
“Where a female adult is convicted for the offence of rape of a child, the Court shall punish the accused with Bilateral Salpingectomy and death.
“Where the victim is above fourteen years, the Court shall on conviction sentence the accused with a punishment of surgical castration and life imprisonment.
“Where the convict is a child, the Court shall order as appropriate under the Children and Young Person Law Cap 26 Laws of Kaduna State 1991.
“Where the victim is a child, the Court shall in addition to the conviction, order that the convict be listed in the Sex Offenders Register to be published by the Attorney General.
“Where the Court is trying the offence of rape involving a child below the age of fourteen years, corroboration of a medical report shall be necessary.”

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