UPDATE: Rapists now for castration as Kaduna gov signs penal code into law


Malam Nasir el-Ruafi has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020 which provides stiff penalties upon conviction for the rape of a child, including surgical castration for male convicts and bilateral salpingectomy for female convicts on Wednesday.

Under the castration law, seven punishments were released by the government for the perpetrator(s) and they are as follows:

a. Whoever commits rape of a child below the age of fourteen (14) years shall on conviction, be punished with Surgical Castration and death.

b. Whoever has sexual intercourse with a male child below the age of fourteen years shall be punished with surgical castration and death

c. Where a female adult is…

Source: Nigerian Tribune