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Reps propose rational punishment for attempted suicide

Research has also shown a strong link between suicide and mental illness/disorder, however, it continues to be treated as a crime in Nigeria. The House of Representatives is proposing a more rational punishment for attempted suicide offenders as it blames the act on harsh economic conditions. This proposal was a sequel to a Bill sponsored by Rep. Francis Waive (APC, Delta) entitled: “A Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Code Act Cap C38...

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