Mamora Suggests Total Penile Amputation as Punishment for Rape


Dr Olorunimbe Mamora, The Minister of State (Health), has prescribed what he described as “total penile amputation”, as punishment to put to check the rising wave of rape in Nigeria.


According to him, there has been multiple cases within the period of COVID-19 lockdown because socialising has greatly reduced while “an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.”


He stated that it would be difficult to prove alleged rape, which happened up 10 years ago because it would no longer be a fresh case.


However he added, “But having said that, there is no defence; don’t forget there is also the factor of stigmatisation, which may make people to just downplay or fail to report it. And you also have the situation, where the victim is probably too young to express what has happened”.


“I think it is a phenomenon that we really need to look at very critically because it has become an epidemic.”


During an interview with in Abuja on Friday, Mamora said he was prescribing total penile amputation because a woman that had been raped might heal totally from it in her entire life.


He said, “I had argued this at a forum before and I said without any reservations that if for the consideration for global approach to de-emphasising capital punishment, then what to me should be the minimum is total penile amputation because a woman that has been raped may never get over it in her entire life.


“I think that it would appear that the incident has increased within this period of COVID-19, which may just be a factor of people being kept at home because of the lockdown; socialising has greatly reduced and like it is said, an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.”

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