The Minister of State (Health), Dr Olorunimbe Mamora has recommended that rapists be served a total penile amputation punishment in order. to curb the vile act, which is increasing by the day.
In the past few weeks, many cries and cases have arisen, of father defiling months old daughters and many more of sexual penetration without consent and has become a thing of debate as solutions are sought.
In an interview with the PUNCH, Mamora noted that the cases have increased within the period of COVID-19 lockdown because socialising has greatly reduced and an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.
He then recommended total penile amputation, noting that a woman that had been raped might never get over it in her entire life. “I had argued this at a forum before and I said without any reservations that if for the consideration for global approach to de-emphasising capital punishment, then what to me should be the minimum is total penile amputation because a woman that has been raped may never get over it in her entire life.“
“I think that it would appear that the incident has increased within this period of COVID-19, which may just be a factor of people being kept at home because of the lockdown; socialising has greatly reduced and like it is said, an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.“, he said. Read also: No Punishment Is Too Severe For A Rapist – Pastor Adeboye
“It would be difficult to prove alleged rape, which took place 10 years ago because it would no longer be a fresh case. But having said that, there is no defence; don’t forget there is also the factor of stigmatisation, which may make people to just downplay or fail to report it. And you also have the situation, where the victim is probably too young to express what has happened I think it is a phenomenon that we really need to look at very critically because it has become an epidemic“, he added.