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Iyalode Alaba Lawson advocates death sentence for rapists


The Iyalode of Yorubaland, Chief (Mrs) Alaba Lawson has prescribed death sentence for rapists, particularly those engaged in defilement of underage girls, an ugly development which has become a menace to the Nigeria society.

Lawson stated this in her contributions following discussions held on Penpushing Platform, over the incessant defilement of innocent girls, as well as rape of females by suspected sex maniac male counterparts which is almost becoming order of the day.

The Women leader in the South-West, further in her contributions on the Penpushing platform, declared that as a mother, she cannot close her eyes against the criminality of some of these sex addicted men, whose stock in trade is rape.

‘This act of rape or defilement has become rampant nowadays. I beg and appeal on behalf of mothers worldwide to the lawmakers to please pass a bill to execute by firing squad anyone found guilty of rape or defilement of the young female child’, she declared.

The educationist and proprietress of Alaba Lawson Group of Schools, pointed out that the act of rape and defilement is worse than armed robbery, stating that, in the alternative, any suspect found wanting in the crime should have their private part cut off completely

‘This act is worst than armed robbery. It will stop this nonsense. We need to curb this menace spreading like wild fire. Alternatively, the private parts of such men must be cut off completely. Rape or defilement ruins a life forever with psychological emotions’, Lawson emphasised.

The Iyalode was of the conviction that if Government introduced the capital punishment, the menace will completely come to a halt in the society, stressing that the rapists would be mindful of the calamity that will befall them after committing the crime.