Kano State House of Assembly members have adopted castration as punishment for anyone caught in the act of rape in the state.
This decision was made after a member of the House of Assembly, Nuraddeen Alhassan (APC-Rano) presented the motion on Wednesday. July 15 2020, asking for the review of the law.
Mr Alhassan called for the review of the law to further reflect a harsher punishment for rapists in the state, as according to him, the present 14 years jail punishment was not enough for the criminals.
“Therefore, I am calling on the House to recall the law and amend it, to provide castration punishment for rapists.
“I believe this is the only measure to be taken to end the rampant cases of rape in our society, as it is so worrisome.
“I also want to appeal to the House to look into the security issues, so as to strengthen their efforts in tackling the rape cases in the state,
He went further to advise parents to quit sending their children to hawk as it was an easy way of exposing them to the rapists who use such opportunities to prey on them.
He also appealed to the House to delve into how the courts in the state were tackling rape related issues.