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RAPE: Iyalode Lawson Vows To Lead Protest To National Assembly


Iyalode Alaba Lawson

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - The Iyalode of Yorubaland, Chief Alaba Lawson has vowed to lead Nigerian women to the National Assembly to lobby the lawmakers on need to consider capital punishment for rapists, a crime noted to be rampant across the country.

Lawson made this known while featuring as a guest on a live radio programme in Abeokuta.

"I am ready to lead women to the National Assembly to lobby our lawmakers to promulgate law that, will give room for stiff and drastic penalty for rapists. The law against rapists in this country is obsolete, and it is high time the law is reviewed’, Lawson emphasised

The Iyalode who expressed worry over the rape menace pointed out the obsolete law against rape has been responsible for the increase of rape cases, emphasisng the need to review the law, to accommodate stiff penalty for the offenders.

She noted that, the victims of rape and their families should also not keep silence over such incidents, but should cried out for justice, adding that, the family should henceforth disabuse their minds from the ‘family affairs’ colouration, which she said encouraged rapists to continue the bad habit.

The patron of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ogun State Council commended journalists for roles being played towards fighting the menace, but noted that, for the work to be fruitful, the authorities should implement a stiffer penalty  against the criminals.

She declared that, the best way to get rid of the menace is passing death sentence on the culprits.

"For me the best solution to this menace is sentencing criminals to death. I can assure you if this is put in place, the criminals will desist, and let me also say this, the law on rape is obsolete, and it is high time it is review".

Lawson while reacting to police challenge of short of funds to investigate and prosecute rape cases, called on Nigerians, corporate bodies and individuals to support the funding of the unit responsible for the case in the Nigerian Police.

The Iyalode who gave latest rape cases as at the time of the interview, said 80 women/girl child have been raped in Nigeria, within a period of six months, lamenting that, the new ugly development introduced by the rapists is the killing of the victims after forceful sex with them.

She called on parents on need for them to properly monitored their children, and teach them morals at home, as being practiced in schools.

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