Punishment was raised by the senate government on Tuesday for anyone who was found guilty of kidnapping from 10 years to life imprisonment
Gender restrictions,limitations on defilement was also removed by the upper chamber on the offences of rape
These resolutions of the Senate followed the third reading and passage of “A bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Code Act CAP. C.38, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004.
The Bill that was sponsored by ‘Senator Oluremi Tinubu’ ( Lagos Central) demand to remove statue of limitation on defilement and to also increase punishment for the offence of kidnapping.
It was also stated that the removal of gender restriction on the offence of rape should take place.
The Bill also eliminated the present time frame for reporting and prosecuting defilement cases in the country.
It also removed gender restrictions on the offence of rape by explaining that both male and female could be raped.
If the Bill becomes law, defilement cases can be actionable at any time.