A bill for the prohibition of violence against persons has passed 2nd reading, in the State. Katsina State House of Assembly.
The bill seeks to domesticate, in Katsina, the violence against persons (prohibition) Act enacted in May 2015 by the National Assembly.
Sponsor of the bill and Deputy Speaker KTHA Hon Shehu Dalhatu Tafoki said the bill if passed into law would guarantee the elimination of violence against all persons in the State and also provide protection and remedies for victims as well prescribe punishment for offenders.
Hon Shehu Dalhatu Tafoki noted that various States have domesticated the bill across the country and Katsina State should not be an exception.
The Deputy Speaker remarked that it would be the first law to redefine and expand the meaning of rape to include oral and anal sex.
The House mandated its Adhoc Committee Chaired by the House Leader to conduct a public hearing on the bill and report back accordingly.
Kabir Isa B