Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has indicated plans to include castration of rapists in the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law.
The governor said on Thursday that he would include the clause in the law which he recently signed and send it back to the state assembly for amendment.
Mohammed made the statement while hosting the Minister of Women Affairs and Child Development Paulen Tallen at the Government House, Bauchi.
“It will be done to suite our tradition and our societal expectations, because this bill came from there. We have already discussed with the chairperson of the National Council of Women Societies and my wife,” he said.
“…Honestly, I think we better destroy the instrument of rape by going for castration because even when I pardon somebody, I discovered that he was a serial rapist.”
Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai recently signed a bill to include castration and removal of fallopian tubes for rape convicts.
On the issue of Child Rights Act, Mohammed said there are some provisions that are against some traditional perception especially the issue of early marriage.
He, however, said that his administration will soon set up an executive committee to discuss issues of child and early marriage.