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BREAKING: Senate passes new bill into law

 The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill which prescribes life jail, as against the current 10 years maximum sentence, for kidnappers.

The bill contains amendments to the criminal code which is currently in operation in the southern part of Nigeria.

It seeks to delete the statute of limitation on defilement, increase punishment for the offence of kidnapping, and remove gender restrictions in the offence of rape and other related matters. The bill eliminates time frame for prosecuting defilement cases by increasing the period from two months to as many years as the victim decide to take up the manner.

It also removes gender restrictions on the offence of rape by explaining that both male and female could be raped.

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