Rapists should either face death penalty or be castrated, Tonto Dikeh says

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Controversial Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has declared that there should be an enabling law ruling that anyone found guilty or rape should either face death penalty or be castrated.

The actress who made the declaration in an interview with PUNCH said that rape, like other forms of violence against women, is an infringement on women’s rights, privacy, self-preservation and dignity.

The actress who was reacting to the ongoing rape saga involving Yoruba actor Olarenwaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha, said that rape and sexual molestations have become the order of the day, and the victims are not getting enough justice.

She said; “In Nigeria, cases of rape are fast assuming a threatening dimension that requires urgent intervention. Rape, like other forms of violence against women, is an infringement on women’s rights, privacy, self-preservation and dignity. There is little or no policy or law that protects the victims as they are most times blamed, stigmatised and humiliated by society if it is brought to the public domain. This hinders victims from embracing a mindset of reporting such an inhumane crime to the appropriate authorities.

“I believe that any person found guilty of rape should be sentenced to death either by hanging, firing squad, lethal injection or electrocution. I would also recommend castration. Rape cases and sexual molestations have become the order of the day, and the victims are not getting enough justice. Most of these perpetrators still walk freely,” Tonto Dikeh added.

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