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Jigawa treats 90 rape cases, 27 for murder, 31 for sodomy — Commissioner

Anyone discovered rapping a girl under the age of ten would be punished to death, according to the Jigawa State Government.

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The state administration stated that it supports the death penalty for sex predators who abuse children under the age of 10, as outlined in the Child Rights Act.

Anyone discovered with canal knowledge of a girl under the age of ten would be punished to death, according to the legislation.

The declaration was apparently delivered at a press conference in Dutse by Jigawa State Commissioner of Justice, Dr. Musa Adamu, the VOA Hausa.

He assured reporters that anyone found guilty of the crime would face the full force of the law without mercy.

Last year, the state governor, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru, signed a legislation forbidding such molestation and violations, which includes the death penalty for rapists and a life term for those who rape a girl under the age of ten.

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The state now has 196 court cases pending, with another 178 awaiting legal advice.

There were 90 rape cases in court, 27 murder cases, 31 sodomy cases, 18 kidnapping cases, illicit sex act 2, significant rascality 2, twenty armed robbery crimes, and two traffic offenses.

According to the Commissioner, the state Ministry of Justice has 25 cases pending in Kano’s appeal court and has finished 83 important cases in the state capital Dutse, Gumel, Hadejia, Kazaure, and Ringim’s high courts.

The Commissioner, on the other hand, bemoaned the poor speed of justice dispensation, claiming that it was the greatest challenge his Ministry was experiencing.

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According to him, the problem of slow justice delivery was not unique to Jigawa and could be rectified across the board by implementing the right modem technology.

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