Nigeria news : Yobe govt set to implement stiff penalties for capital offences, threatens life imprisonment for rapists

Nigeria News: Yobe govt established to implement tight penalties for capital offenses, endangers life jail time for rapists Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni states his management will totally use the state’s legislations on rape which specifies life imprisonment for rape cases including minors or 25-years prison term when it involves an adult.

“Government will completely apply the state legislations on rape which stipulates life imprisonment for rape cases involving minors and also where the target is a grown-up, the wrongdoer will be imprisoned for up to a term of twenty-five years”, he cautioned.

The Yobe State regulations against rape, kidnapping as well as abnormal offences authorized right into regulation in 2018, offers for life imprisonment for the rape of minors and 25 years imprisonment for the rape of adults.

He equally charged the police and the judiciary to conduct adequate investigations and expedite action on the judicial process and procedures.

“Government will fully apply the state laws on rape which stipulates life imprisonment for rape cases involving minors and where the victim is an adult, the culprit shall be jailed for up to a term of twenty-five years”, he warned.

According to Governor Buni, the Yobe State government will not tolerate any abuse deliberately caused by reckless persons who have no control over themselves.

“The full wrath of the law will be applied on anyone who is proven to have committed rape in the state” he warned.

The Yobe State laws against rape, kidnapping and unnatural offences signed into law in 2018, provides for life imprisonment for the rape of minors and 25 years imprisonment for the rape of adults.

The law also stipulates that ”whoever commits the offence of kidnapping shall on conviction be punished with imprisonment of not less than fourteen (14) years”.