Senate passes bill to amend Criminal Code Act 2004

The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill to amend the Criminal Code Act 2004.

The Amended Bill eliminates limitations on gender and age restrictions in offences of rape and defilement.

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This development comes exactly a week after the Senate considered and passed a bill that prohibits sexual harassment of students in Tertiary Institutions.

The Amended Criminal code also proffers a life sentence for persons found guilty of kidnapping as against the provisions of section 364 of the act, which proffers imprisonment for a term of 10 years.

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