Monday, 23 June 2014

Delegates Okay Life Imprisonment For Rapists

It will interest you to note that Delegates at the National Conference have approved life imprisonment for rapists. They also voted that henceforth judicial officers convicted for corruption or perversion of justice should be liable to 50 years imprisonment and loss of all official entitlements including gratuity and pensions without an option of fine.

The decision was premised on the examples of some Asian countries where delegates argued that the enactment of such laws had helped to restore sanity, reduce corruption, abuse of office, instill due process and the rule of law.

The conference also resolved that a legislation should be enacted by the Federal Government that would stipulate life imprisonment for anyone found guilty of stealing pension and any public fund.
These resolutions followed a thorough consideration of the Report of the Committee on Civil Society, Labour, Youth and Sports headed by Mrs. Bola Ogunrinade and Mr. Issa Aremu as deputy chairman.

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