Mai Mala Buni, the governor of Yobe State is ready to implement the States laws on rape which stipulates life imprisonment for rape cases involving minors or 25-years jail term when it involves an adult.
This was made in a press release issued on Friday in Damaturu by the Director-General Press and Media Affairs, Mamman Mohammed.
Community leaders in the state is tasked by Governor Mai Mala Buni to be extra vigilant and report any case of rape in their domains to the appropriate authorities.
“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 for up to a term of twenty-five years”, he warned.
The Governor stated: “The full wrath of the law will be applied on anyone who is proven to have committed rape in the state.”
Governor Buni concluded, ”whoever commits the offence of kidnapping shall on conviction be punished with imprisonment of not less than fourteen (14) years”.