Lagos - Former president of the West Africa Bar Association, Femi Falana has threatened to drag the Senate to court if the proposed sexual offences bill is passed into law, Premium Times reports.
Falana accused members of the 7th National Assembly of not paying attention to the provisions of the bill.
The bill stipulates a life imprisonment for any individual found guilty of rape or sexual intercourse with children under 11 years; 10 years for incest; 10 years for child pornography or a fine of N2 million; and 14 years for sexual abuse, among others.
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The bill appears to stipulate those incidents will not be considered crimes if the victims are older than 11 years.
Falana said since the obnoxious provision was illegally inserted by the Committee on Judiciary and Legal Matters without approval, the Senate ought to reverse itself and amend the relevant provisions of the Sexual Offences Bill, 2015.
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