By Wole Mosadomi – Minna
Niger State House of Assembly has advocated loss of life penalty for rapists and different sexual offenders particularly the place the particular person raped dies.
At Plenary, Honourable Binta Mamman Representing Gurara Constituency raised a movement on the matter declaring that rape has assumed an alarming dimension throughout the nation particularly prior to now few months which she stated needs to be tackled with renewed vigour by authorities and different related our bodies.
She recalled the case of late Uwa, a college scholar that was raped and killed in a Church in Edo state and one other case in Niger state the place two women had been frequently raped by their father for 10 years with a menace to kill them in case they resisted.
She additionally talked about the current case of the 85-year-old girl who was raped inside her room by an adolescent in Niger state including that there different circumstances in query.
She described rape as unacceptable declaring that the menace is underreported due to the failure of victims not reporting the circumstances to keep away from being stigmatised.
“That is why measures must be taken to stop it by setting up courts to trail rape and other sexual assault cases. I urge you, my colleagues to help address this challenge,” Mamman acknowledged.
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Most members spoke vehemently towards rape and supported the movement and due to this fact known as for stiffer penalties for offenders.
Another member, Ahmed Bello representing Gurara constituency known as on the state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello to behave swiftly on the matter and help the related our bodies in direction of eliminating the menace within the state.
He moved for the invitation of the state Commissioner of Police, Commissioner of Justice to handle members so as to collectively battle the difficulty.
Reading the decision of the House, the Speaker, Barrister Abdullahi Bawa Wuse directed the Assembly Committee on Justice to liaise with Ministries of Women Affairs, Justice and different stakeholders to look into related legal guidelines, arrange a Committee to liaise with related sections of the legislation coping with rape and different sexual circumstances.
The Speaker known as on the state Chief Justice to designate some Courts to strive rape circumstances to make sure speedy trial of offenders.
Vanguard News Nigeria.