The Kano State House of Assembly on Wednesday commenced the process to further amend the state’s Penal Code amendment (No.12), the law of 2014, so as to make castration a penalty for rape offenders in the state, a report by PUNCH said.
The Assembly made the proposal following a motion presented on Wednesday by a member, Nuraddeen Al-hassan, seeking the review of the law.
During plenary presided over by the Speaker, Abdulazeez Gafasa, majority of the Assembly members were unanimous in the decision.
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Unacceptable. We are not savages, we are a civil society.
As much as I condemn rape, from my medical knowledge, castration won't stop male rapists from having an erection nor stop their sexual urge, but may only stop the production of sperm cells. I want to also know what will be done to female rapists? I hope they are considering the removal of ovaries (oophorectomy/ovariectomy), or bilateral tubal ligation. Then for corruption, especially stuffing of dollars in babriga, I think the culprits' hands should be amputated so that he or she will not be able to count and stuff future stollen dollars.
These are obviously a bunch of dimwits making decisions. I know more female rapists than male, I lived in kaduna for 21 years.
Death penalty or life imprisonment should also be put forward as punishment for corrupt politicians and public office holders that loot our treasury.
Sadly, no "common man" in Nigeria is a virgin, this country has f*cked them all.
What is the punishment for female offenders?
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