Lagos - The Lagos State Ministry of Justice says certain provisions in the 2014 Sexual Offences Bill passed by the National Assembly were inconsistent, Punch reports.
The Permanent Secretary and Solicitor-General, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Lawal Pedro, stated this in Ikeja.
Pedro said the bill, if not reviewed, could lead to an increase in the incidence of sexual abuses in Nigeria.
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He added that the bill, which said in Section 9 that any person who committed the offence of rape or defilement in association with others was guilty of gang rape, and was liable to imprisonment for life, would be problematic during prosecution.
The ministry therefore urged President Muhammadu Buhari to review the bill before signing it into law.
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