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The punishment for rape in Abuja is life imprisonment

The punishment for rape in Abuja, the federal capital territory, following the assent to Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015, is life imprisonment!

And if the case against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion accused by Busola Dakolo of rape ever goes to court and he’s convicted, life imprisonment is the punishment listed. But since the alleged rape occurred when she was a teenager many years back before the passage of VAPP, 14 years as proscribed in the Criminal Code may be considered.Upon the passage of VAPP in 2015, the scope of rape was expanded to include homosexual and heterosexual acts.

And women were even listed as capable of rape against men. VAPP also expanded the crime to include oral and anal sex!



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