The Yobe state governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, on Monday, signed into law; life imprisonment and 25 years jail term for rape of minors and adults respectively.
Gov. Gaidam during assent to the law in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital said that government took a proactive action in view of the rampant cases of rape and , kidnapping across the country.
“Whoever commits rape, where the victim is a minor, shall be punished with imprisonment for life and where the victim is an adult, shall be jailed for a term of 25 years,” he said.
The governor insist that any kidnapper arrested in the state would be jailed 14-year years.
He noted that the court will similarly award appropriate compensation to the survivors of rape as it deems fit in the circumstance of the case.
Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam reiterated his administration commitment to speedy dispensation of justice to attain a peaceful, egalitarian, disciplined and prosperous society.
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