This Day (Lagos)

20 January 2014

Nigeria: Kano Courts Record 100 Cases of Rape in Two Months

The Kano judiciary has recorded 100 cases of rape in its courts between November and December last year.

The state Commissioner of Justice, Barrister Maliki Kuliya Umar, who disclosed this said that more than 40 offenders have so far been convicted and are currently serving prison terms.

Maliki told reporters on Monday in Kano that the cases reached that number because people were now familiar with reporting such cases to police, unlike before when the victims' parents or guardians remained mute for stigmatization reasons.

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