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Reps vote against castration as punishment for rape



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Members of the House of Representatives on Thursday voted against a recommendation that those convicted for rape in the country should be castrated.

This was as the House at plenary, considered and adopted a motion on the rising cases of sexual violence in Nigeria.

However a recommendation by a member, Mr James Faleke that persons found guilty of rape should be castrated, was voted against by members.

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Before putting the prayer to a voice vote, the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, however, asked what would happen to an older female who rapes a younger male.

The comment however generated noisy outbursts in the chambers.

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