House of Reps kicks against castration as punishment for rapists
Following the rising cases of sexual violence in Nigeria, a member of the House of Representatives suggested that rapists should be castrated.
The House, at the plenary on Thursday, rejected the motion recommended by a member, Mr James Faleke.
Faleke had recommended that persons found guilty of rape should be castrated.
Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, described the rise in these cases as sick, despicable and an ungodly act which cuts across all gender.
The House was reacting to a motion of urgent public importance by Representative Rotimi Agunsoye, on the need to condemn the rising cases of sexual violence and other social vices against women and police brutality.
The lawmakers also urged the Federal Government to launch a more effective campaign against rape and other violence against women and girls.
The lawmakers also asked the Inspector General of Police to begin investigation into the cases of Uwa Omozuwa, Tina Ezekwe, the reported rape of a minor in Jigawa state, as well as all other reported cases of violence against women.