The Kaduna State Government has forwarded a new Child Right Bill to the State House of Assembly proposing life sentence for child rapists.
This was revealed on Monday by the Deputy Director, Civil Litigation in the state’s Ministry for Justice, Irimiya Samson in an interview with NAN in Kaduna.
He said the incessant cases of rapes of minors in the state necessitated the bill.
“The incidences of rape have become very rampant in the state. It is particularly disturbing that the offenders are mostly elderly men whose victims are toddlers, minors within the age range of three to six.
“In curbing this abominable act, the state government has decided to invoke a stiff punishment for offenders in the child right law.
“As such, when the bill is passed, anyone caught would remain behind bars for life,” he said.