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Reps Reject Castration As Penalty For Rape

The House of Representatives has voted against a prayer seeking to recommend castration as penalty for rape.

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In a plenary session on Thursday, the lawmakers adopted a motion on the rising cases of sexual violence in the country.

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James Faleke had recommended the punishment.

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Countering him, Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker, asked what the punishment would be for a female who rapes a male.

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The prayer was later put to a voice vote with the nays having it.

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