Senate passes bill to recognize males as rape victims

Men Too: Senate passes bill to recognize males as rape victims
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The Senate has passed a bill amending the criminal code, to remove gender restrictions in the issue of rape, and recognise males as rape victims too.
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Another provision of the bill is to remove the statute of limitation, which means there would be no time limit for when a rape matter can be decided.
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The bill is also changing the jail term for kidnapping from 10 years to life imprisonment.
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It seeks to eliminate time frame for prosecuting cases of sexual abuse by increasing the period from two months to as many years as the victim decides to seek action.
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The bill titled, “A bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Code Act CAP C.38 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004” is sponsored by Oluremi Tinubu.
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The passage of the bill comes about a week after the lawmakers passed the anti-sexual harassment bill.

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