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Life Imprisonment For Kidnappers, Senate Passes Bill

Life Imprisonment For Kidnappers, Senate Passes Bill

The Nigerian Senate sitting today 14th July, 2020 passed a bill which condemns all has just passed a bill which prescribes life jail for kidnappers.

In the passed bill there is an amendment to the criminal code which is currently in use in the southern part of Nigeria.

The suggested legislation, which was sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu with the titile “A bill for an act of amend the Criminal Code Act (CAP). C.38 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004.”

This bill is purposed to do away with the statute of limitation on defilement, to increase the degree of punishment for the offence of kidnap and also to remove gender restrictions in the offence of rape and other rape related matters.

It also eliminates the time frame for prosecuting rape cases by increasing the time from two months to as many years as the victim of the cases decide to take up the case. The bill also explained that both male and females could be rape and therefore removed gender restrictions on the offence of rape.

More Details to come……

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