Katsina Proposes Death Penalty For Child Rape

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    A technical committee working on the domestication of ‘Child Rights Act’ in Katsina State has said that pedophiles would be sentenced to death if found guilty of the crime. 

    The Secretary of the committee, Hajiya Fatima Jibo, made the disclosure in katsina on Monday while presenting the final draft of the bill known as  ‘Katsina State Child Protection Bill’ to the Commissioner of Women Affairs, Dr. Badiyya Mashi, for onward delivery to  Governor Bello Masari.

    Hajiya Jibo explained that the death sentence is applicable where the sexually abused child is under the age of nine.

    Quoting from the draft, She said, “Whoever sexually abuses a child commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to be sentenced to death.”