I am of the opinion that castration is the only punishment that will help curb rape in Nigeria because the rate of rape in our country is becoming a serious issue that calls for immediate concern.
According to the Nigeria Police report recently, about 717 rape cases occurred in the country between January to May and about 799 suspects have been arrested while investigations on 631 cases have been concluded and charged to court.
Let us take a look at the penalty or punishment for rape in the Nigeria constitution.
According to the Criminal Code of Nigeria, rape is a serious criminal offence and if found guilty, the offender faces life imprisonment. The law says and I quote;
Under the Criminal Code of Nigeria (Section 357 & 358) , Rape is defined as "having unlawful carnal knowledge of a woman or girl without her consent, or with her consent, if the consent is obtained by force or by means of threat or intimidation of any kind, or by fear of harm, or by means of false act, or in case of married woman, be personating her husband." This offence is punishable by imprisonment for life, with or without caning.
If with a punishment like this and rapist out there still indulge in the act of raping, I think it's high time we introduce a stiffer penalty for rape. From all indications and occurrences in Nigeria, the penalty of life imprisonment is no more scaring and when a punishment is no more scaring, people are probably going to flaunt the laws of the land.
In my own opinion, the only punishment that will stop rape in Nigeria is castration. As the saying goes, "if you don't want to see cobwebs anymore, kill the spider."
Most of the rapists always say they indulge in act because of sexual urge, some said it's because of how the lady dress while some said they did it for revenge. As we all know, life imprisonment can not kill sexual urge but castration surely does.
Castration will help a lot because once one have a memory of how his manhood will never work again for life, how he won't be able to reproduce again, that devilish urge will die immediately. The thought of revenge and lustful imagination will disappear as fast as the speed of light.
Meanwhile, as for those offenders that murder their victims after having carnal knowledge of them, I suggest their manhood be chopped off after which they should be killed by electrocution.
No excuses or reasons can justify the high level of sexual harassment and rape women and girls pass through in our country on daily basis.
This are my opinions, if it varies from yours please use the comment section to express yours because we learn from each other.
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