Anyone convicted of rape would be castrated as a punishment as approved newly by the Kaduna state House of Assembly.
The Assembly gave the approval following the passage of a bill to amend the Kaduna state penal court law, 2017, by the lawmakers on Thursday, September 10.
The approval was given by the assembly on its Twitter Handle but it was however deleted.
“The Bill Recommend total Castration for Rapist in the State,” the assembly’s deleted tweet read
However, the majority leader of the assembly also tweeted about the development.
“A bill to amend the Kaduna State Penal Court Law No.5 of 2017 has yesterday 09/09/2020 been pass into Law by @Kadlegislature. The Bill Recommend total Castration for Rapist in the State,” the tweet read.
Earlier in July, Nasir El-Eufai, the state governor had said that rapists will no longer be granted bail by the justice system of the state.
He made this known when some groups who advocated for justice for rape victims, staged a peaceful rally at the government house in Kaduna. According to Governor El-Rufai,
“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.” he said