The Kaduna State House of Assembly has approved castration as punishment for rape.
“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”, Majority Leader KSHA said in a Tweet.
This follows the passage of a bill to amend the Kaduna state penal court law, 2017, by the lawmakers. The assembly, which announced the development via its Twitter handle yesterday, said the bill was passed into law on Wednesday.
“The Bill Recommend total Castration for Rapist in the State”, KSHA added.
Nasir El-Rufai, The state governor in July said the justice system of the state will no longer grant bail to rapists.
He disclosed this when a group of women, advocating for justice for rape victims, staged a peaceful rally at the government house in Kaduna.
“In addition to life imprisonment or 21 years’ imprisonment, anyone convicted of rape will have his organ surgically removed so that even after he finishes his term, he will not be able to rape anyone again.”, Governor El-Rufai said.
“So long as the tool exists, there is the likelihood that he may go back to do it again. Most of the perpetrators are young people, so even after 21 years, they can come back and continue.”