- The minister of state for the FCT, Ramatu Aliyu, has called for a graver punishment for those who molest people
- Aliyu said that such persons should not only be served a death sentence
- The minister suggested that the criminals should be castrated
Cases of molestation and abuse on the female folk are fast becoming a recipe for much worry all over the world, including the government and people of Nigeria.
In response to the global issue, the minister of state for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Ramatu Aliyu, said that more grievous punishment should be meted out to persons caught engaging in the crime.
In fact, Aliyu suggested that molesters should be castrated as a definite way to deter others from condescending to such a dehumanising act, PM New reports.
The minister went on to reveal that the FCT administration is working closely with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP) on this disturbing issue.
She said: “In conjunction with all the security outfits and NAPTIP, we are on the watch, and for any offender that we get, we will take it to any length to ensure that he is not fit to live.
“It is not enough to just jail such person, definitely punishment like castration will do. When we kill them, they die and not remembering anything. Therefore, they should be castrated and roam the streets and remain inactive."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the police command in Lagos had arrested young man, Adeyeye Oluwatosin Babatunde, who was caught kissing a molesting a minor in a video that has gone viral on social media.
According to a press statement made available to Legit.ng by the force' spokesman in the state, DSP Bala Elkana, Babatunde who was seen kissing his three-year-old step-sister is a student of the Lagos State University (LASU) of the Department of Botany.
Elkana disclosed that the incident happened on Tuesday, June 2, in the culprit's residence at Shagamu, Ogun state.
After a close analysis of the video by a team of detectives deployed by the Lagos police commissioner, CP Hakeem Odumosu, Babatunde was arrested on Friday, June 5, and handed over to the state criminal investigation department in Yaba for prosecution.
Expressing his gratitude to Lagosians for helping the police with needed information that led to the arrest of Babatunde, Odumosu said: "Together we can stop rape, stop child abuse and crime against our women and children."
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