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Atiku seeks review of law on rape

By Matthew Ogune, Abuja
05 June 2020   |   3:43 pm
Former Vice President and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has called for the review of law on rape to ensure that rapists are adequately punished.

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Former Vice President and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has called for the review of the law on rape to ensure that rapists are adequately punished.

Atiku, who spoke against the rape and subsequent death of the University of Benin 100 level student, Miss Uwa Omozuwa, inside a church building in Benin, in his verified twitter handle, canvassed for stiffer punishment for anyone caught raping women.

He said: “It is time we reviewed the laws on rape to ensure that there are no escape routes in the investigation, prosecution, conviction and adequate punishment for this heinous crime.”

Atiku also commiserated with the family of late Omozuwa. “I just spoke to the family of the late Uwa Omozuwa. I expressed my deepest condolences over her rape and murder. I feel their anguish. Sadly, rape is now a pandemic in our country,” he said.