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El-Rufai signs into law bill ordering castration of convicted rapists

El-Rufai signs into law bill ordering castration of convicted rapists

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Wednesday signed into law an amended Penal Code 2020 that will see to the surgical castration rapist upon conviction.

The law will also see the convicts’ names listed on the Sex Offenders Register that will be published by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

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This follows the passing of the amended bill into law last Thursday by the Kaduna State House of Assembly.

“Malam Nasir @elrufai 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,” the state government tweeted late Wednesday.

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