The Speaker, State of Osun House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye has said that anyone found guilty of rape in Osun will be liable to life imprisonment.
This is even as the House of Assembly on Wednesday passed into law Osun Youth Development Commission establishment bill 2020.
The Speaker during plenary stated that the growing trend of rape cases in Nigeria has gotten to an alarming state that must be addressed by all.
He noted that hard time await rapist in the state as Osun will not tolerate rape, saying that the Director of Legal for the House of Assembly henceforth shall be present at all rape related cases in Osun courts.
He said, “Osun is blessed to have enacted law that imposes stiffer sentence on perpetrators of rape. Section 358 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. 11, Laws of Osun state, 2002 prescribes a life sentence on anyone found guilty of committing rape while an attempt to commit rape attracts an imprisonment of fourteen years.