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|Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by umahi88(m): 2:49pm On Jul 09|
The Senate on Wednesday expressed worry over the increasing incidences of rape of women and defilement of minors in parts of the country.
Senators resolved that application of death penalty to offenders would go a long way to serve as a deterrent to the menace.
Apart from death penalty for rape offenders, the lawmakers also underscored the necessity to review relevant laws as well as open registers for rape offenders in parts of the country.
The resolution followed the adoption of a motion on increasing cases of rape, sponsored by Senator Rose Oko.
The Cross River North Senator, asked the Senate to take the lead by reviewing existing laws to discourage the trend.
Oko called attention to several alleged rape cases, including the one allegedly by the Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo.
The worrisome trend of rape cases, she said, has become a national problem that should worry the Senate.
Senator George Thompson Sekibo, in his contribution noted that prescribing death penalty for offenders, would not only serve as deterrent but would also ensure that justice is served.
Sekibo encouraged parents to report rape cases as soon as they occur to enable relevant security agencies take the appropriate steps to apprehend the culprits.
He said: “When an abuse of such a situation takes place, let the parents report the issue to the police or you come to the Senate.
“I leant that when a rape case takes place, the private part should not be washed. They should go to the hospital and take the sample.
“To abuse a child of six months, is evil. No religion will take it. We should make it a death penalty. By the time you kill two people, people would have leant and they will stop it.”
Senator Dino Melaye agreed that drastic measures should be taken against rapists.
The Kogi West Senator noted that if stiffer penalty is prescribed, people will stop the act.
Melaye said: “This issue is not only satanic, it is also wicked. This is one of the satanic manifestations in the country. If we don’t propose stiffer punishment, people will continue to get away with it.
“When you report a case to the police, they treat it as if it is ordinary. Lecturers carry out sex for marks. I want to encourage the sponsor of this motion to go ahead and come up with amendments to deal with this barbaric act.
“There are now cases of male adults defiling small boys. These things must be cured and the Senate must take the lead in ensuring that this doesn’t continue in this country.”
Senator Oluremi Tinubu in her contribution also backed the death penalty proposal.
The Lagos Central lawmaker who was alarmed about increasing rate of the defilement of minors urged parents to take steps to educate their children on sexual awareness.
She said, “The issue is very controversial and scary. As a mother, if our children were the ones violated, we know what would have happened. If we look at the society at large, we have not done anything.
“Children are the most vulnerable group. Whoever is involved in acts like this, should face death. I think rape of a minor deserves a death sentence. This is what we need to do to stop this madness.
“Most of these acts are done by people close to these minors. This is time we stepped in as a Senate and protect this country
“Parents too should be given the orientation too on now to raise their children. Poverty is a major cause of this and we need to educate the parents to reduce this.”
Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi also urged relevant agencies to establish a sex register for offenders.
The Niger North Senator said that opening a register for sex offenders would go a long way to discourage the act.
He said: “When these offences are committed, what happens? The lack of stiffer punishment is a major issue we must look at. From examples cited, we must make progress. It is time for us to look at our laws and put sex or rape offenders on a register anywhere in the country.
“The psychological effects can’t be understood. Some adults behaving in certain manners are victims of these acts when they were minors.”
Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, prayed the Senate to look at sentencing guidelines.
Omo-Agege said, “The challenges articulated are very apt. We have enough laws to deal with the issues. The area we should look at is sentencing guidelines. There should be a minimum sentencing timeline, it will help.
“We need to look at the status regulating the prerogative of mercy. We have governors and state chief judges setting free prisoners. I believe we should focus on these areas. We should have the sex offenders register.”
The lawmakers generally agreed that urgent steps should be taken to save the country from rapists.
They also agreed that when constituted, the Senate committee on Judiciary, Police and others related, will push for the implementation of extant laws on rape of women and defilement of minors.
The relevant Senate committees, when constituted, were asked to review relevant legislations on rape.
The Senate further urged the Police to deal decisively with all cases of sexual abuse as a way to stem the tide.
The upper chamber was also worried that only 26, out of 36 states of the federation have so far domesticated the Child Rights Act.......Continue reading: https://www.newsvib.com/2019/07/rape-nigeria-senate-seeks-death-penalty-for-rapists.html
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|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by yinkus6750(m): 2:50pm On Jul 09|
Way to go.
Drastic situations , demand drastic actions.
May be , that might curb the menace.
Really getting too much.
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|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by Kingosytex(m): 2:51pm On Jul 09|
Nice One from the senators!!!
All the senators spoke very well. Death penalty for rapists isn't a bad idea, but i was also expecting them to say something about those who claim FALSE RAPE
If rapists are to be sentenced, then those who raise false rape allegations should also be KILLED
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|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by Johnkay01: 2:53pm On Jul 09|
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|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by chriskosherbal(m): 2:53pm On Jul 09|
Well thats not bad at least that will reduce it ..on the other hand I don't also feel it will bad be if Senate places death penalty on looters of public funds
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|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by Kingosytex(m): 3:01pm On Jul 09|
Hahahaha!! Dino is going to sponsor that bill very soon
|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by GOFRONT(m): 3:06pm On Jul 09|
It's a No No for me......First thing first!!!
And they know what that first thing is!!!
|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by Blackfire(m): 4:17pm On Jul 09|
What of politicians rape -ing this country and her citizens?
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|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by ambivert27: 4:31pm On Jul 09|
One thing they have been able to get right after all.
|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by ChyChy17: 4:57pm On Jul 09|
Kingosytex:Are youva rapist? Just asking......
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|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by Xisnin(m): 4:59pm On Jul 09|
Kingosytex:Who are those who raise false allegations?
How do you know it is false allegation?
How many people are convicted of rape each year?
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|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by Kingosytex(m): 5:00pm On Jul 09|
I don't understand your grammar
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|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:42pm On Jul 09|
BILL OF THE CENTURY......
And what will be the final judgement of someone who lied he/she was raped?
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|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by ForeThinker: 6:41am On Jul 10|
Lol .. corruption fa
|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by Nobody: 6:41am On Jul 10|
Only if it involved pedophiles . Women go begin lie if u dump them later
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|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by Kendumazy(m): 6:41am On Jul 10|
They had better be careful with this bills. While it's a good bill. Some ladies will capitalize on it and see it as a rich quick scheme, police too etc. There should be also be a bill for any false rape allegation.
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|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by holllandis: 6:42am On Jul 10|
They Wan jail pastor coza
|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by lonelydora: 6:43am On Jul 10|
But not when the Accused is tried and convicted on social media.
|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by pickatyou: 6:44am On Jul 10|
Death should not be the judgement for now.
Since there are a lot of fake rape going around. This might be the only thing girls will easily use to destroy a man she has fallen out with.
Unless it goes both ways if its found out that you lied or its a frame up, death should be your judgement also.
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|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by Korllami007: 6:45am On Jul 10|
It should be for male and female pedophile.
|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by Alamu1111: 6:45am On Jul 10|
Instead of youth job so they will be busy
|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by ornicus: 6:47am On Jul 10|
singing to the gallery as usual like the fools they are
nowhere in the world rapists get the death penalty
if they were focused on death penalty for kidnappers, one would understand
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|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by Korllami007: 6:47am On Jul 10|
Oga, there are countless of false rape accusations in which the people accused were jailed.
Unless you want to pretend you left the earth during Neymar saga.
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|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by Omoslim26: 6:48am On Jul 10|
Nd also for false rape allegations too: we go dey very careful wit dis galz make evil peeps no go dey use dem set trap for person oo
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|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by NLSavage: 6:49am On Jul 10|
ChyChy17:are you blind? Just asking.....
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|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by slowice(m): 6:49am On Jul 10|
Stupid bunch of criminals... How about death penalty on looters, how about slashing their jumbo salaries and allowances by 60%, how about they focus on good governance for once, how death penalty for false rape accusations?
|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by kelvxyn(m): 6:49am On Jul 10|
Issokay. I hope some ladies doesn't take this as an advantage against men. Maybe their crush and men who has refused to date or marry den. Out of jealousy...
Death sentence suld b strictly for pedophiles
|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by 989900: 6:50am On Jul 10|
Stoopid, have they taken into consideration false allegations and borderline consent/boderline forced sex/female fetishism/BDSM, etc.?
So, technically, we're all going to need email/token/text messages/WhatsApp chats, etc. confirmation before 'panashuku'? And if that gets deleted or lost, you're fxcked (pun unintended).
Stiffer-stiffer penalties? Yes.
Special trial for underage rape cases? Yes.
Anonymous reporting and police officers reorientation about handling rape cases? Yes.
Death penalty? No.
|Re: Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists by Niccoloimhotep: 6:51am On Jul 10|
Same death penalty should be enacted for politicians that loots our common wealth.
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