''Cutting off Rapists' Genitals is the Best way to end rape in Nigeria '' - Sen Ita Giwa

Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, yesterday, said the best way to end rape and sexual assault in Nigeria is by ensuring convicted rapists get capital punishment which does not entail killing them but cutting off their genitals.

Ita-Giwa, who represented Cross River in the Senate and later served as Special Adviser on  National Assembly Matters to former President Goodluck Jonathan, spoke as  a special guest at ‘Magnenta and Black Art & Fashion for Charity’

She  maintained that throwing child- rapists into prison is not enough justice but cutting off their genitals will ensure they do not use them on other children. Making reference to accounts of rape by
two survivors at the event, the senator said:
“The lady said she was happy that she got justice for her  four-year-old daughter who was raped by two men but, in my mind, if I were a judge and a man is brought to court for raping a child, he will receive capital punishment. But I will say, `don’t kill him, rather let him live his life in pain, let his organ be cut off’.
He should not be allowed the pleasure of using that organ anymore. If the organ is not cut off, at the end of his term in prison, he will use it on other children. Fortunately for them, I’m no longer in the Senate  but I will find a way to get it into the chamber. This is the proper way to end the evil of rape in the society”.