Osun Assembly passes bill to sentence rapist to life imprisonment

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The Osun State House of Assembly has passed into law a bill recommending life imprisonment for rapists in the state.

According to the speaker of the Assembly, Timothy Owoeye, who made this known, said a 14-year jail term now awaited anyone, who attempted rape in the state.

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Owoeye said the passage of the bill into law was to assist in curtailing the spate of rape that had become rampant in the state.

He observed that the bill would charge the law enforcement agents to prosecute rape cases logically and implore the youth to desist from the ugly practice.

According to him, the bill having passed through evaluation at a public hearing was later considered by the House Committee before passing the third reading for approval.

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