Former Senator Florence Ita-Giwa has said the best way to put a stop to the scourge of child rape and other forms of sexual assault is to cut off the sexual organs of rapists.
The 70-year-old political figure popularly referred to as Mama Bakassi, made the statement yesterday at the Magenta and Black Art & Fashion for Charity, a fund raising exhibition for Mirabel Centre, held at British Council, Lagos.
She was quoted as saying: "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.”
She also commended the Mirabel Centre on their commitment to rehabilitating Child rape victims.
Mirabel Centre is a project of Partnership for Justice where rape and sexual assault victims can access free forensic medical & counseling services.