Reps Reject Castration As Punishment For Rapists

The House of Representatives has voted against a prayer seeking to recommend castration for rapists.

 

The House, at the plenary on Thursday, considered and adopted a motion on the rising cases of sexual violence in Nigeria.

 

A member, Mr James Faleke, had recommended that persons found guilty of rape should be castrated.

 

Just before the prayer was subjected to a voice vote, the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, however, asked what would happen to an older female who rapes a younger male.

 

The comment generated noise in the chamber, The PUNCH reports.

 

Putting the prayer to vote, the nays had it.

 

Details later…

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