The amendment updates the penalties for the offence of the rape of a child, a statement by Muyiwa Adekeye, the governor’s spokesperson said in a statement Wednesday.
These new provisions include the punishments of surgical castration and bilateral salpingectomy for male and female convicts of child rape, and death.
In addition, such convicts will be listed in the Sex Offenders Register to be published by the Attorney-General of the state.
Following Mr El-Rufai’s assent to the amended law on September 11, 2020, the new law has come into effect in Kaduna State.
Malam Nasir @elrufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020 which provides stiff penalties upon conviction for the rape of a child, including surgical castration for male convicts and bilateral salpingectomy for female convicts pic.twitter.com/m86UXi4dEg
— Governor Kaduna (@GovKaduna) September 16, 2020
It introduces stricter punishments than the previous law which carried a maximum penalty of 21 years imprisonment for the rape of an adult and life imprisonment for the rape of a child.