The Nigerian House of Representatives, during a plenary on Thursday, June 4, rejected a prayer seeking to recommend castration as punishment for rapists.
Mr James Faleke, a member of the House, moved the motion, recommending castration as punishment for persons found guilty of rape.
The Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, however asked, before subjecting the prayer to a voice vote, what would happen assuming the rapist is a female?
The House voted against castration as punishment but adopted the motion condemning sexual violence.
- Would you recommend castration as punishment for persons found guilty of rape?
- If castration is recommended, what punishment would be given to female rapists?
- What happens when a person who was convicted of rape and castrated was later found to be wrongly convicted?
- If not castration, what punishment would you recommend for persons found guilty of rape?