Convicted Rapists In Osun State To Lose Manhood; Bill Sent To House Of Assembly

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Nov 24, 2012 – Convicted Rapists In Osun State To Lose Manhood; Bill Sent To House Of Assembly

In a move to deal with increased rate of rape cases in Osun State, Nigeria, the state government has sent a bill to the House of Assembly seeking stiffer penalties for convicted rapists which include chopping off their joystick. www.naijagists.com

In a chat with journalists on Friday, Mrs Mofolake Adegboyega, Women Affairs & Social Welfare Commissioner for the state said the bill recommended additional penalties, the cutting off of the “third leg.’’

She said the Violence Against Women & Children Bill was aimed at cutting down cases of molestation and abuse in Osun State.

She expressed shock at the rapidly growing trend of violence against minors in the state and said a way of reversing the trend is the bill currently in review by the House of Assembly.

Mrs Adegboyega who cited Saudi Arabia, where legs of culprits are cut off for serious offences, said that it wouldn’t be too much to impose harsh punishment for tough crime.