Jigawa approves death sentence for rapists

Jigawa approves death sentence for rapists

Jigawa State Governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has assented to a bill stipulating death penalty for rapists.

Briefing Newsmen in his office, Anthony General and commissioner of Justice, Barrister Musa Adamu Aliyu said the new tagged “Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law” stipulates the death penalty for rape convicts who infect their victims with HIV/AIDS.

The commissioner explained that the assented bill was after due consultation with the judiciary in collaboration with the state’s Council of Ulamas who assured him that no section of the law is in conflict with Islam and the culture of the people of Jigawa State.

The new law according to him also stipulates that rape victim(s) would be compensated with not less than N500,000, while the court would order rape offenders “to be subjected to public shame through radio announcements”.

Others include any person who attempts to rape will be taken to correctional service center for a period of 14 years imprisonment, while sponsor of political thuggery attract N500,000 or option of four years.

Adamu explained that any person found in kidnapping or abduction cases will be sentenced to death with no option of fine

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