I regret granting pardon to Bauchi serial rapist, says Mohammed
The Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed has disclosed that he regretted pardoning a convicted serial rapist during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Recall that the police in the state had arrested the rapist, Yusuf Bako, for defiling a four-year-old girl inside a mosque in Bauchi.
Bako was among several others who were granted state pardon by the governor during the lockdown.
Speaking at an advocacy visit paid by the state Action Committee on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, led by his wife, Hajiya Aisha Mohammed at the Government House late Tuesday, the Governor said, “Gender-based violence has become a pandemic and in Bauchi, unfortunately, I understand through the Ministry of Justice, that we pardoned a serial rapist.
“We must apologise to the women for doing this. It is not our wish to do that. Had it been that I was aware, he would have served his full jail term. I didn’t know, I wouldn’t have appended my signature.”
However, the Governor warned that his administration would not spare anyone found to have been involved in sexual and gender-based violence in the state, vowing that they would be made to face the full wrath of the law to serve as a deterrent to others.
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