Parliament Passes Law against Human Sacrifice
Parliament has passed the Prevention and Prohibition of Human Sacrifice bill 2020 into law.
It provides for the death penalty for persons that finance other persons to commit offences of human sacrifice, The Prevention and Prohibition of Human Sacrifice Act now await the president to assent to it.
According to the law any persons who mutilate or cause death of another person for the purpose of performing or furthering a ritual, commits an offence.
It indicates that all the perpetrators of human sacrifice be imprisoned for life including those who injure the victims in the act of sacrifice will be liable to imprisonment for ten years.
A person who unlawfully has their possession, human body parts, unlawfully uses human body parts in medicine or concoction, whether for sale associated with human sacrifice, commits an offence and is liable, on conviction, to imprisonment for life.
The bill was moved by the outgoing Ayivu County Member of Parliament Bernard Atiku is the Mover of the Bill
The minister of state for planning, David Bahati noted that Human Sacrifice is a creeping human rights Violation which is a great danger to society.
Jonam County MP Ongiertho Emmanuel together with Adjuman District woman representative Jessica Ababiku proposed that every perpetrator be charged in court-martial if found guilty.