Jigawa State Government enacts child protection law prescribing death penalty for rapists without option of life imprisonment.

Written by on January 3, 2022

The Jigawa State Government has enacted the child protection law that prescribes the death penalty for rapists without the option of life imprisonment.

Commissioner for Justice and the Attorney General, Dr. Musa Adamu disclosed this  during an end-of-the-year press briefing in Dutse, the state capital of Jigawa.

According to him, anyone convicted of raping a child below the age of ten shall be sentenced to death with no other option.

The commissioner also lamented the delay in criminal litigation as one of the major challenges of the ministry, which he said is not peculiar to Jigawa State.

Adamu noted that the problems associated with the delay in criminal litigation can be reduced by the proper use of technology.

Seun Fakorede

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