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Thursday, 4 June 2015

What!! Senate To Make 11 Years The Legal Age Of Sexual Consent In Nigeria?


On Wednesday, the senate passed the Sexual Offences Bill, 2015 which prescribes life imprisonment for rapists and those who have sexual intercourse with children under 11 years.

The passage of the bill was reportedly followed by report of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Chaired by Sen. Umaru Dahiru (APC Sokoto-South). And Hon. Dahiru said the passage of the bill would give legal backing for the prosecution of sexual offenders, as

rapists and those who sexually abuse children would bag life imprisonment while other sexual offenders would also be sentenced to serve various prison terms if it is successfully passed.

Like seriously???? This is really a shocker! Thank God it wasn't passed.

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