From, Sa’adatu MAINA, Damaturu
Governor Mai Mala Buni has tasked community leaders in the state to be extra vigilant and report any case of rape in their domains to appropriate authorities.
The governor stated this in a statement issued on Friday by Mamman Mohammed, Director-General Press and Media Affairs to the Governor.
He said, “the government will fully apply the state laws on rape which stipulates life imprisonment for rape cases involving minors and where the victim is an adult, the culprit shall be jailed for a term of twenty-five years.”
The governor charged the police and judiciary to conduct adequate investigations and expedite action on judicial process and procedures.
“Government will not tolerate any abuse deliberately caused by reckless persons who have no control over themselves.
“The full wrath of the law will be applied on anyone who is proven to have committed rape in the state” he warned.
The state law against rape, kidnapping and unnatural offences was signed in 2018, provides life imprisonment for rape against minors and up to twenty-five years imprisonment for raping adults.