Director General Lac Advocate Maximum Punishment of Life Imprisonment for Convicts of Rape Offences
The Director General of Legal Aid Council Mr. Aliyu B. Abubakar has advocated for maximum punishment of persons convicted for the offence of Rape. He made this assertion while chairing the technical session of stakeholders meeting on the reform of the laws on the offences of rape and other related sexual offences under the Criminal Code Act and Penal Code Act and Laws of the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, 2007 organised by the Nigerian Law Reform Commission on the 7th of December 2021.
The Director General opined that considering the spate of rape in our society there is a serious concern when Girls under the age of 7 years are violently molested. He reiterated that persons that commit these types of offences are not fit to live in our society and hence should be kept in Correctional Services custody for life.