News

House Of Reps Rejects Castration As Punishment For Rapists

reps1

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has voted against making castration a punishment for rapists.

The lower chamber of legislature rejected this during plenary on Thursday.

A member, Mr James Faleke, had recommended that persons found guilty of rape should be castrated, amid rising cases of sexual violence in the country.

But the motion was rejected even before it was subjected to a voice vote, the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, asked what would happen to an older female who rapes a younger male. This generated lots of laughter and noise in the house.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: