El-Rufai’s wife seeks law to castrate, kill rapists

Wife of Kaduna State Governor, Hajiya Ummi El-Rufai, on Monday stormed the Kaduna State House of Assembly to advocate for law castrating and executing rapists.

The Governor’s wife who said average of five r*pe cases, especially of minors are reported daily in Kaduna, said severe penalty for rapists in the state penal code would serve as deterrent to others.

Her visit to the KSHA was coming ahead of the public hearing on the bill for a law to amend the Kaduna state Penal Code 2017 after the bill scaled through the second reading.

The bill which sought to amend section 258 of the principal law was to be amended so as to make it more effective in protecting the citizens of the state particularly women and children against r*pe and other s.e.xual violence.

According to Mrs. El-Rufai, “I am here to see how our respected lawmakers can expedite speedy passage of the amended bill on s.e.xual violence. It is happening to our children and women every day. Our children and women need to be protected and that is why I’m seeking for the speedy passage of the bill.

“Already, the Governor is doing a lot to make Kaduna a save place for all citizens irrespective of their gender and with all hands on deck, that is possible.

“We have three to five cases of r*pe from all parts of Kaduna on a daily basis. I am saying this because I am directly involved having been working closely with groups of individuals working on sexual violence here in Kaduna.

“So, I believe, if we have this bill passed into law, our children and women in Kaduna will be safer than what we are seeing now. This is why we are calling on our lawmakers if possible, to ensure hash penalties include castration and death sentence to serve as deterrent to intending and existing rapists,” she prayed.

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