• August 5, 2021

Reps Say “Nay” To Request For The Use Of Castration As Punishment For Rapists


By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Nigeria’s lower legislative arm of government, the House of Representatives,  has voted against a request by a member, Mr James Faleke, seeking castration as punishment for rapists and other acts of sexual violence in Nigeria .

The rejected motion, if passed, would have become one of the punitive measures for checking the rising incidences of sexual violence in Nigeria, the latest being the gruesome rape, mutilation and murder of Uwa Omozuwa in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the chamber, who described as sickening, the escalating cases of sexual violence in the country, called on the Inspector General of Police to expedite action on the several reported cases of sexual violence in the country, and urged the Federal Government to initiate a more effective campaign against all forms of sexual violence against minors and women in the country.


Agenda Watchdog

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