Disturbed by incidents of rape, Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has tasked community leaders in the state to be more vigilant and ensure the reporting of rape cases for necessary action.
A statement by the Director-General, Press and Media Affairs to governor, Mamman Mohammed, said in a press statement on Friday that Buni was committed to implement fully the law on rape on anyone found quity of the crime.
“The governor said 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 upto a term of twenty-five years.
“Governor Buni charged the police and judiciary to conduct adequate investigations and expedite action on the judicial process and procedures.
“The Governor warned that government will not tolerate any abuse deliberately caused by reckless persons who have no control over themselves,” Mohammed said in the statement.
The Yobe state law against rape, kidnapping and unnatural offences which was signed in 2018 provides life imprisonment for rape against minors and up to 25 years imprisonment for raping adults.
The law also stated that whoever commits the offence of kidnapping shall on conviction be punished with imprisonment of not less than fourteen (14) years.