Breaking: House of Reps rejects castration as punishment for rapists

The House of Representatives has rejected the recommendation for castration of rapists.

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

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

The Speaker, 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 House of Representative put the prayer to vote and it was rejected by the majority.

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