Niger Governor’s wife canvasses life sentence for rapists

Niger Governor's wife canvasses life sentence for rapists

Wife of Niger state governor, Doctor Amina Sani Bello has advocated a life jail for convicted rapist.

She said the present punishment is not stringent enough to deter potential rapist.

Speaking on the issue, while receiving top officials of the state justice ministry in her office in Minna, she expressed concern over the rising case of rape in the state.

On daily basis, the Niger state’s first lady said, she receives between one or two cases of rape in the state.

She decried the present punishment for offenders, saying, “It is not stringent enough to deter people from committing the crime.”
According to her, “If life sentence is the maximum punishment for rapists those involved will think twice before committing the offence.”
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