Reps kicks against castrating rapists as punishment


Following the rising cases of sexual assault and rape-related offenses in the country, The House of Representatives has vehemently rejected the recommendation that rapists be castrated.

The Nation reports that the reps voted against a prayer seeking to recommend castration for rapists at the plenary on Thursday, considered and adopted a motion on the rising cases of sexual violence in Nigeria.

A member of the house, Mr. James Faleke, made the recommendation that persons found guilty of rape should be castrated.

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

The majority of the House members rejected the prayer when it was put to vote.