Rape: Activists Urge Ondo Government To Consider Castration, Life Imprisonment As Punishment For Sexual Offenders

Rape: Activists Urge Ondo Government To Consider Castration, Life Imprisonment As Punishment For Sexual Offenders

Following the rise in rape instances throughout most elements of Nigeria, some activists have requested the Ondo State Authorities to think about castration and life imprisonment as punishment for sexual offenders within the state.

Mr Ayafe Adeyemi, a human rights activist, mentioned he was pushed to name for consideration of the state authorities following the case of a pastor, who was dragged earlier than an Ondo State Justice of the Peace Courtroom for allegedly raping a 16-year-old woman however was launched on bail.

He mentioned, “So, you possibly can think about such a case and regardless of the Lawyer Basic confirming {that a} medical report confirmed that the unscrupulous clergyman dedicated the mentioned offence, he was granted bail. 


“We nonetheless have individuals of such character strolling on our streets with out being tamed. I started to ask myself who’s the following sufferer? And is the extra purpose the federal government wanted to take immediate motion.

“Allow them to enact legal guidelines that may function capital punishment for this offenders. They are often castrated, at the very least we now have sensitized the individuals and oldsters on the necessity to additionally defend their youngsters largely the feminine of us.”

Oluwabukunmi Ayodele, an activist and psychologist, emphasised the necessity to digitalise the safety system of the nation with information with the intention to simply monitor rapists within the society.

She mentioned, “So, if the DNA of a rapist is present in a sufferer, how then do the safety company apprehend the offender or cohorts if it isn’t in any database.

“That is why we would like this authorities to completely declare battle on rapists by guaranteeing there are legal guidelines that might make anybody making an attempt to bask in such an act to have a change of thoughts.”

One other activist, Aduragbemi Adegite, decried the spate of rape in current occasions within the nation, noting that many victims have all the time had tales to inform however had been shy to take action as a consequence of stigmatisation.

She mentioned, “Some narrow-minded individuals all the time blame women for the rape due to what we placed on however that shouldn’t be a justification for raping somebody.

“That’s the reason so many ladies are all the time ashamed to come back ahead and inform their tales as a result of they know individuals will stigmatise them. That’s the reason I need capital punishment like life imprisonment for rapists.”

A feminine activist and founding father of Girls and Youngsters Proper Advocacy of Nigeria in Ondo State, Olufunmi Williams, known as on the state authorities to enact a regulation that might assist cease prison components from partaking in rape.

Supply: saharareporters.com