Kaduna Assembly passes bill seeking castration for rapists

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The Kaduna State House of Assembly has passed the bill seeking castration as punishment for those convicted of rape.

This bill was in amendment of the Kaduna State penal court law, 2017.

According to a tweet by the official handle of the Assembly on Thursday, the bill was passed into law on Wednesday.

“The Bill Recommend total Castration for Rapist in the State (sic),” it read.

Earlier, Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai had advocated a stiff punishment for rapists, lamenting that convicts often rape more persons after serving their jail term.

“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,” the governor had 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.”

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