The Senate has passed a bill recognizing men as victims of rape

The Senate has passed a bill recognizing men as victims of rape


The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to rape boys and men.


The bill also proposes the imposition of life imprisonment for kidnappers.

The current maximum sentence for the crime is 10 years in prison.

The bill contains amendments to the Criminal Code Act.

The proposed law, sponsored by Senator Olurumi Tanuba, is a bill to amend the Criminal Code Act Cap. C.38, Law 2004 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria '.

It also seeks to remove the restriction on imprisonment, increase the punishment for the crime of kidnapping, and increase the gender ban on rape and other related matters.

As the victim decides to accept the case, the bill expires to hear appellate cases ranging from two months to several years.

It removes gender restrictions on the crime of rape, explaining that both men and women can be raped.

The bill was passed by a third reading on Tuesday, after which the Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Affairs Committee approved the Opmi Bemdele report.

The proposed law comes two weeks after the upper house passed a bill to prevent sexual harassment in tertiary institutions.

Bemdemale, who submitted the report, said shareholders had expressed differing views during the public hearing about the proposed amendments to the bill.

"This bill addresses the dull problems that start with border cases as well as displacement cases in rape prosecutions and it stops the threat, it is growing," he said.

"The Violence Against Persons Act, the restriction clause has been removed since 2015, the current law on the subject," the report said.

"This bill seeks to amend the Criminal Code Act of 1916 and not the states. This bill will come into force in the Federal High Court."

The bill will also be sent to the House of Representatives by amending Section 221 of the main law to protect mentally ill people from sexual harassment and rape.

An amendment to Section 357 of the main law relating to rape, without her consent, or without her consent, allows a person to choose the term 'with, without consent, or consent'. Is.

An attempt by Senator Uche Aquinif to implement an amendment defining Section 357 to define rape as "married and unmarried persons" was rejected by lawmakers during a debate on Bill Vass' section.

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