From Muawuya Bala Idris, Katsina
The Special Adviser on Girls Child Education and Development in Katsina State, Hajiya Amina Lawal Mani has advocated for death punishment for rapists.
Mani spoke at a women summit with the theme: ‘The Way Out To Rising Rape Cases in Katsina,’ organized by Ministry for Local Government and NGO, Al-Ummah Support Initiative.
She lamented on the rising cases of rape in the state, saying majority of rapists escape without punishment.
She said death punishment is the only solution to end the problem and save the lives of rape victims.
According to her, the department of Girl Child Education received cases of rape everyday across the 34 local government areas, adding that most of the rape victims are between one month old and four years of age.
Mani explained that to minimize the problem and ensure rapists are punished; the department had employed the services of competent lawyers to pursue cases of rape at various courts.
“The lawyers will pursue all cases of rape at court to ensure verdicts are given against the rapists,” she stated.
Earlier, the state Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Gambo Isah said the state had recorded 287 cases of rape, 22 sodomies in the year 2020.
Isah said out of the 287 reported cases, 236 are under investigation.
In his speech, the state Commissioner for Local Government, Alhaji Ya’u Umar Gwajo-Gwajo called for prayer for God’s intervention to end the problem.
Gwajo-Gwajo commended organizers of the summit, calling for organizing similar summit at local government levels.