• Kano Assembly approves life imprisonment for kidnappers, 15 years for rapists

    Kano Assembly approves life imprisonment for kidnappers, 15 years for rapists

    It was gathered that the Kano State House of Assembly on Monday in Kano passed into law, the bill seeking life imprisonment for kidnappers in the state.

    The Majority Leader of the Assembly, Yusuf Atta, read the Kidnapping, Abduction and Forced Labour Amendment Bill 2016 before the Assembly.

    Speaking shortly after the plenary, Mr. Atta said the committee of the whole Assembly passed the bill after considering the amendment.

    “The law has been in existence since 1963, but did not provide serious punishment […]

  • Rapists Should Have Their Genitals Cut Off – Senator Ita-Giwa

    Rapists Should Have Their Genitals Cut Off – Senator Ita-Giwa

    Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, yesterday, said the best way to end rape and sexual assault in the country is by ensuring convicted rapists get capital punishment which does not entail killing them but cutting off their genitals.

    Ita-Giwa, who represented Cross River in the Senate and later served as Special Adviser on National Assembly Matters to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, spoke as a special guest at ‘Magnenta and Black Art & Fashion for Charity’, a fund raising exhibition for Mirabel Centre, held […]

  • Man was sentenced to 425 years in prison for raping 17 girls

    Man was sentenced to 425 years in prison for raping 17 girls

    Johan Jabulani Mlombo, a sangoma convicted of raping 17 girls at his initiation school in Mpumalanga has been handed 17 life sentences for rape – an effective 425 years in prison.

    Additionally, he has been sentenced to five years each on three counts of sexual violation.

    Johan Jabulani Mlombo, 50, was sentenced when he appeared with his wife Sister Mapalase Khoza, 52, in the Nelspruit Circuit Local Division of the Eastern Circuit District Court on Friday.

    The girls, aged between nine and 17, […]

  • Governor Ambode declares War on Rapists & Women-Beaters earlier today in Lagos

    Governor Ambode declares War on Rapists & Women-Beaters earlier today in Lagos

    Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode while speaking at the opening ceremony of the 15th Annual National Women Conference organized by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), at Eko Hotel and Towers, V.I, says there is no hiding place for rapists and women-beaters in Lagos as government will go after them and ensure that the full weight of the law falls on them.

    Ambode said his administration is committed to the protection of women and the girl child against […]

  • Rapists in Nigeria now risk life imprisonment

    Rapists in Nigeria now risk life imprisonment

    It was made known that the Senate on Wednesday passed into law the Sexual Offences Bill which prescribes life imprisonment for anyone found guilty of sexual offences like rape and child sex tourism, among others.

    Some of the offences listed in the bill included, rape, child sex tourism and people who deliberately infect others with HIV/AIDS.

    Chairman of the Committee on Navy, Senator Chris Anyanwu, sponsored the bill which is expected to pass concurrence in the House of Representatives on Thursday.

    The bill […]