Lagos Parents May Go To Jail For Flogging Their Children

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at 02:00 PM, 8 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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If  the Criminal Law Bill currently being deliberated by the Lagos State House of Assembly sails through, then many parents in the state would face various prison terms for beating up their kids.
The bill has prescribed prison terms for various offences including the beating or flogging of children by their parents.
The bill also sees the maltreatment of animals as a criminal offence while the culprits are liable to imprisonment.
It also seeks to legalise abortion but this is limited to incidents of rape and incest.
This was made known at a public hearing on the bill for a law to enact rules on criminal conduct, regulate public order and for other connected purposes with the title: “The Criminal Law of Lagos State 2010”.
The bill, if passed into law, would also promote an orderly society, foster collective obligation and duty towards the preservation and protection of life and property.
It would also discourage and deal with conducts that unjustifiably and inexcusably inflict or threaten substantial harm to individual or public interests.
The bill also seeks to look at persons whose conducts indicate that they are disposed to commit offences.
The bill which is divided into nine parts, 48 chapters and 414 sections, classifies offences into three types namely: felony, misdemeanours and simple offences.
Section eight of the bill defines felony as “any offence which is declared by law to be a felony, or is punishable, without proof of previous conviction with death or with imprisonment for three years or more.
“All offences, other than felonies and misdemeanours are simple offences.”
However, some Lagosians who attended the public hearing advocated for the abolishment of capital punishment, life imprisonment, and called for the legalisation of abortion in cases of incest, rape, HIV/AIDS and other unusual circumstances.
According to them, the maximum prison sentence for offenders should be put at 20 years since criminals could be reformed and make meaningful contribution to the society after serving their prison terms.
Professor Adedokun Adeyemi of the University of Lagos, while commenting on the issue said, “death penalty does not affect the rate of criminality and Lagos in the 21st century should not adopt it.”
Eucharia at 02:15 PM, 8 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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hahhahhah ok
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agabs at 02:23 PM, 8 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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Madness or Advancement? My ancestors had it easier. I swear, my ancestors had it easier. Hmn!
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walerian at 02:29 PM, 8 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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lol this aint gona work in naija let alone lagos city
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kurupt419 at 02:37 PM, 8 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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this is bull s***t
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willymanny at 02:43 PM, 8 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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lets c hw it ll stand.bcos most time dey make d law n break d law
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Mozilla at 02:49 PM, 8 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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Is it in d constitution or is passin 1st readin
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Mozilla at 02:49 PM, 8 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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Is it in d constitution or is passin 1st readin
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Agatex at 03:08 PM, 8 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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4 NAIJA, E NO GO WORK
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japhethjeff at 03:10 PM, 8 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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wat about teacher flogging their student?
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Eucharia at 03:21 PM, 8 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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pls i dont think this law is for nija people, imposible
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hansgans at 03:49 PM, 8 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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i like it very good with all this strong laws i think people will be force to behave them self and learn how to talk to people
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esoo at 04:19 PM, 8 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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instead of u people to try create job u are bussy doing what is out of other
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vantheo at 04:23 PM, 8 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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Story! It wont work

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ajanni at 04:45 PM, 8 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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its no wonder , majority of those law makers grew up in motherless babies home , they lacks the parental care in the first instance , if the babies spoils right from home , theres little the teacher can do in the school, so they will have more area boys in lagos in the near future now , and probably for exports
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ajanni at 04:48 PM, 8 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: agabs on 02:23 PM,  8 Jul 10
Madness or Advancement? My ancestors had it easier. I swear, my ancestors had it easier. Hmn!


yes now , pure madness so
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5stariyz at 04:52 PM, 8 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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kai dey want to turn our naija kids into somthin else dey shud come to a place wer dat law is in practice nd see how dose kids behave.......ooops wahala
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ndjoe at 05:35 PM, 8 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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lol for Lagos? that will be the day
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meczytimber at 05:41 PM, 8 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
naija don dey spoil be that o,

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meczytimber at 05:41 PM, 8 Jul 10 (7 years ago)
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i no say make parents beat their child till dem die
but a child needs some stroking sometimes

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