//HOUSE OF REPS VOTE AGAINST CASTRATION OF RAPISTS…

HOUSE OF REPS VOTE AGAINST CASTRATION OF RAPISTS…

The House of Representatives has voted against a prayer seeking to recommend castration for rapists.

The House, at the plenary on Thursday, rejected the motion which was earlier recommended by a member, Mr James Faleke.

Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila who described the rise in rape cases as sick, despicable and ungodly act which cuts across all gender, urged the Federal Government to launch a more effective campaign against rape and other violence against women and girls.

The lawmakers also asked the Inspector General of Police to immediately commence an investigation into the cases of Uwa Omozuwa, Tina Ezekwe, the reported rape of a minor in Jigawa state, as well as all other reported cases of violence against women.