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Lawmakers Consider Death Sentence For Rape

George Sekibo, the member representing Rivers West in the upper chambers of the National Assembly, has moved a motion for the review of the Nigerian law on rape, as a result of incessant rape case going on in the country.

The visibly unhappy lawmaker went on to charge the federal government to implement penalties for rape crimes.

He added that If a man commits sexual abuse on a six-month-old baby, it is criminal, adding that such persons be killed not to be sentenced.

His words:

“We should review our laws and make it a death penalty and by the time we kill one or two persons, those who are raping will control that thing that is making them to rape.”

“If a man commits sexual abuse on a six-month-old baby, it is criminal. That person ought to be killed not to be sentenced. It has been happening in this country and perpetrators are not punished. Are there no laws? don’t we have departments of governments that are handling these laws?

“No religion accepts that. We should either review our laws and make it a death penalty and by the time we kill one or two persons, those who are raping will control that thing that is making them to rape.

“The problem is, when issues are reported, people take it for granted. Parents may be poor people who may not be able to push the matter to a higher level and then the matters will die there.

“My appeal is, when abuse takes place, let the parents report and if they can, run to the Senate. If the police cannot handle it, I’m sure the Senate through its committees will address the issue,” he said.

Senator Dino Melaye while contributing to the above subject matter during the plenary session described rape as not only evil but “satanic, nefarious, barbaric and outrageously wicked”.

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