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Sexual assault: Adamawa assembly passes VAPP bill

by Kunle Awosiyan
Kate Raymond mamuno

Adamawa State House of Assembly has passed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill

The bill, according to lawmaker, Kate Mamuno, comes on the heels of the rape of a six-month-old baby by an aged man.

Kate, who is chairperson, House Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development and the only female member of the house , spoke on Tuesday at the EU-UN Spotlight workshop on capacity building for enforcement of VAPP ACT

To curb rape of minors, the revised VAPP Act, 2015 prescribes death penalty for rape of minors, to wit, persons aged 14 and younger

The bill awaits assent by Governor Ahmadu Fintiri

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