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Nigerian lawmakers reject anti rape bill

Nigerian lawmakers have rejected a bill that seeks to impose sanctions on anyone found guilty of rape in the country.

It is understood that lawmakers took the action in Thursday’s session, after one of them, Mr James Faleke, demanded that the rapists be held accountable.

But lawmakers urged the Inspector General of Police to expeditiously investigate the killing of a university student in Edo state, Uwa Omozuwa, after being raped.

They also demanded the prosecution of some men who raped a 12 year old girl in Jigawa State.

Child rights activists in Nigeria feel that child rape cases in the country will continue to be a problem if the government does not start punishing perpetrators of such crime.

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