Kaduna’s Nigerian state has seen a sharp rise in rape cases amid sanctions imposed by Corona after the state government ordered a rape suspect to be medically disabled and a child under the age of 14 to be found guilty. Or the death penalty has been passed for abusing a child.
Kaduna Governor Nasir Ahmad al-Rifai says laws need to be tightened to protect children from this serious crime. Nigeria has seen a sharp rise in rape cases during the Coronavirus ban months.
Women’s rights groups and NGOs have called for stricter action against sexual abuse perpetrators, including the death penalty. It should be noted that this law made in the state of Kaduna in Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, is the strictest law ever.
Under the newly amended Kaduna State law, a person who rapes a girl over the age of 14 can be sentenced to life imprisonment. Earlier, he was sentenced to 21 years in prison in one case of child abuse and life imprisonment in another case.
The new law also stipulates that the male or female offender’s fallopian tubes will be removed if he or she is found guilty of abusing a child under 14 years of age.