Reps reject castration as punishment for rapists


House of Representatives members on Thursday June 4, rejected castration as punishment for people convicted of rape.   Hon James Faleke made the suggestion during a debate on the motion of increased sexual violence against women particularly the rape and murder of two girls in Oyo and Edo states recently.   The lawmakers who identified “weak institutions, poor enforcement, poverty and unacceptable social practices” as part of the reasons for sexual violence against women, rejected Faleke’s suggestion when Speaker of the house, Femi Gbajabiamila subjected it to a voice vote.   Gbajabiamila also asked what…

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