Kaduna Launches Registry for Rapists

The Kaduna State government has launched a registry aimed at exposing rapists to the members of society.

WikkiTimes recalled that the state government had in 2020, passed a law that would allow for the surgical castration of convicted rapists and a death penalty for anyone convicted of raping a child under the age of 14.

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Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, launched the registry on behalf of the state government on Wednesday.

She said many rape cases are still underreported or totally not reported, hence the unveiling of the registry would help publicise them to the public for recognition.

“When we get reports of rape or when the rape is done, the parents or the victims are unable to come and report it, and those who report it would be intimidated.

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“Any rapist found guilty of the crime, his name will be registered and be made public so that everyone can recognize him,” Balarabe said. She, however, called on the parents to contribute to the success of the initiative.

In 2021, a Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Gambo Sawaba General Hospital in Kaduna recorded about 652 rape cases where children below 17 years were the victims between February 2019 and August 2021.


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