Kaduna Assembly approves castration as punishment for rapists


The Kaduna house of assembly has approved castration as punishment for anybody convicted of rape in the state.

This follows the amendment of the State Penal Code (No.5), law of 2017 which stipulates stiffer penalties for rapists in the state as part of the effort to protect women and children against any form of gender violence.

Spokesperson of the assembly, Musa Ahmed confirmed to journalists that the bill was passed into law on Wednesday.

The assembly also posted the development on its Twitter handle on Thursday.

The new law also include 21 years imprisonment for the rape of an adult and life imprisonment for the rape of a minor.

According to Ahmed, anyone convicted of rape will have his organ surgically removed so that even upon completion of his jail term, will not be able to commit the crime again.

It is not immediately clear if there are provisions against female rapists in the new bill.


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