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First Lady applauds determination of Judiciary in handling rape cases
Buhari was reacting to a video she shared on Friday through her tweeter handle (@aishambuhari) showing a clergy who was convicted for raping a 14-year-old girl
She expressed her view through a hashtag (#TheJudiciaryIsWorking, #JusticeForRapeVictims).
According to the Police Prosecution Counsel, Mr Simon Lough, in the video footage, said the convict was a pastor to whom the girl being his church member looked up to as a father.
Lough said, the court sentenced him to 12 years imprisonment.
” For the first-count of rape is was giving seven-years imprisonment while for second-count of attempt to commit abortion he was giving five-years imprisonment ” he said.
Buhari recently stressed on the need for relevant stakeholders, especially the Police to get involved in tackling rape cases in the society.
She particularly called on the Inspector-General of Police and other stakeholders to ensure that stiffer penalties were meted on perpetrators of rape, especially on those who are fond of raping minors
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