Rapists to be castrated, child rapists executed under new law in Nigerian state – World News

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Rapists will be castrated and child rapists put to death under tough new laws introduced by a regional governor in Nigeria.Any man who rapes someone over the age of 14 will have his penis surgically castrated and face a life sentence, but he will be executed for raping a child under 14.

While women will have their fallopian tubes removed for raping a child and a life sentence for raping someone over 14.

In the Kaduna region of northwestern Nigeria, a state of emergency was declared as rape cases exploded during the coronavirus lockdown.



Kaduna Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai signed the law today

After outcry from women’s groups, Kaduna Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai signed the law today, which means Africa’s most densely populated country has the strictest rape law.

Before today, the maximum sentence for rape in Nigeria was 21 years and life in prison for raping a child, reports the Daily Star Online.

The governor said the new extreme law was necessary to protect children.



Uwaila Omozuwa



The Kaduna River at Kaduna in Nigeria

Nigerian police said the number of rapes increased in April after a nationwide coronavirus lockdown was enforced.

According to UNICEF, the African country has long faced a crisis of sexual violence and one in four young women and girls are sexually abused before they turn 18.

The legislation follows mass protests after Uwaila Omozuwa, a 22-year-old student, was raped and clubbed to death while studying at her local church.



An aerial view shows houses destroyed and set on fire after a recent Fulani attack in the Adara farming village of Angwan Aku, Kaduna state



Autoroute Kaduna Abuja

She was found lying half-naked in a pool of blood at the church where she had been a choir member for many years.

Edo Police Command spokesman Chidi Nwabuzor said: “The object used in the assault, which was a fire extinguisher, has been recovered.

“Immediately, the officers… examined the fingerprints, which led to our suspect. ”

Uwaila’s sister, Judith, said that she “wanted to be a minister and preach the word of God” and “that she had been murdered where she had always found peace to be just devastating.”

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