President Buhari Signs Bill On Compulsory Treatment and Care for Gunshot Victims
President Muhammadu Buhari, has assented to the Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017 which provides for the compulsory treatment and care for victims of gunshots and for related matters.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters, Ita Enang announced this to State House Correspondents on Friday.
He said: “Specifically, the Act stipulates that a person with a gunshot wound shall be received for immediate and adequate treatment by any hospital in Nigeria with or without initial monetary deposit. Furthermore, a person with a gunshot wound shall not be subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment or torture by any person or authority, including the police and other security agencies.
“Anti-Torture Act, 2017 makes comprehensive provisions for penalizing the acts of torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment, and prescribes penalties for the commission of such acts.”