Just In: Reps Votes Against Castration as Punishment for Rape Offenders

Members of the House of Representatives had during plenary  on Thursday, voted against a prayer seeking to recommend castration for rapists.

The House, had during the plenary, considered and adopted a motion on the rising cases of sexual violence in Nigeria.

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

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

The comment according to The Punch, generated noise in the chamber. Putting the prayer to vote by the House Speaker, the nays had it.

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