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Rapists to face 14 years jail term in Kano, says Govt

By Abdulsalam Muhammad

KANO—Kano State government has raised the bar from  two  to  a minimum of 14 years jail term for convicted rapist in the state to check rising cases of rape.

The State Solicitor-General, Mukthar Sani Daneji, who disclosed  this yesterday, said the punishment would come with option of fine for culprits.

Addressing a packed hall of legal and para-legal personalities, tagged ‘’Justice for all in Kano’’,  yesterday, the Solicitor-General disclosed that the punishment had been repealed from two years or fine to life in prison maximum.

Deneji explained that most parents now come forward to complain about their children being raped as a result of awareness campaign put forward by the state.

He disclosed that so far, the government had disposed of hundreds of cases, adding that many people had been convicted after being found guilty.

In his speech, the Country Director of the Justice for All, Mr Bob Arnot, said his organisation was working in collaboration with Police and Judiciary to increase safety, security and justice reform aspect of sexual gender violations.

Bob Arnot revealed that the J4A was assisting NGOs and CSOs to establish referral centers for victims of HIV and other sexual abuse problems.

He expressed worry that out of over 1000 cases they have recorded still what they have disposed in terms of having justice on it is nothing to write home about.


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