Thursday, June 4, 2015

Life Sentence For Rape And HIV Passage (New Senate Bill)

Posted By: young kizzye - 3:11:00 AM


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The Nigerian Senate bill passed into law has stated that anyone found guilty of rape, knowingly infecting another person of HIV/AIDS and child s*x tourism will face life imprisonment.
This was among the Sexual Offences Bill sponsored by Senator Chris Anyanwu which was passed into law on Wednessday.
The bill insures that rape offenders will get life imprisonment while incest will get 10 years , another 10 years imprisonment for child pornography or more and a fine of N2 million as well as 14 years jail term for sexual offences.
The Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Umaru Dahiru presented the report and said that the law was meant to consolidate existing laws on immoral acts.
Senator Anyanwu who represents Imo East was visibly delighted that the bill has been passed after being pending in the senate since since 2013.

Anyanwu said the law will “seeks to make a comprehensive legislation on sexual offences by criminalising certain acts such as sexual tourism, child pornography and cultural and religious sexual offences in our criminal jurisprudence.

For witnesses, too
     “The new law also provides for effective witness protection programme to protect victims and witnesses in trial for sexual offences.

    “It also provides for compulsory documentation, supervision of sexual offenders and medical treatment for victims, which is in line with the global trend and finally, and most importantly, it provides for adequate and stringent punish-ments to perpetrators.”
The new law also goes hard after criminals who drug people to later sexually abuse people, prostitution of persons with mental disabilities, among others.
This law will go against criminals who drug women to take advantage of them, like in the case of Cynthia Udoka Osokogu who in July 2012 was drugged and killed by men she met online

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