NEWS


28
Nov 2019
SENATE COMMENCES AN AMENDMENT OF THE CRIMINAL CODE ACT 2004

IN REFERENCE TO A BILL SPONSORED BY SENATOR OLUREMI TINUBU (APC, LAGOS CENTRAL), THE SENATE HAS COMMENCED AN AMENDMENT OF THE CRIMINAL CODE ACT, 2004. Senator Oluremi Tinubu, who raised the bill on Tuesday’s plenary in Abuja is pushing for the removal of gender restrictions on rape offences and a proposal of stiffer penalties for kidnapping. Channels TV reports that  Oluremi Tinubu in her lead debate on the bill objected to the provision of Section 218 of the Criminal Code which stated, “Anyone who has unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under......

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