Fida National Pressident, Rhoda Prevail TyodenFida National Pressident, Rhoda Prevail Tyoden

By Uthman Siraja.                 

The Chairperson of Federation of Women Lawyers, (FIDA), in Niger State, Barr.Christy Barau has advocated for castration of rapists in order to serve as deterrent to others. She noted that castration of the rapists will serve as an option to curtail the increasing rate of rape- related offences and other violence against girl-child and vulnerable in the society.                                                         

She disclosed that FIDA under her leadership is proposing a bill to the State House of Assembly to legislate a law to make castration as a punishment to rapists in the state.                            Speaking with Newsmen shortly after a sensitization programme held at Maryam Babangida Girls Science College in Minna, Barr. Christy Barau stated that such punishment will render the perpetrators of the evil act against the defenseless girl-child.                                 

According to her, FIDA as a non-governmental organization saddled with the protection of girl-child and women as well as the vulnerable in the society was worried and disturbed as the defenseless and innocent girls are been subjected to rape and other  sexual abuse.

The FIDA Chairperson who is a sitting senior Magistrate in the service of the state Judiciary, noted with dismay, that most of the rape suspects have not been punished to serve as deterrent insisting that if the bill receives the blessing of the lawmakers and passed into law; would reduce to the barest minimum menace of rape in the state.

Barr. Christy, who was visibly disturbed while fielding questions from newsmen described the perpetrators as evil and wicked who should be not go unpunished.                                                                  “We as FIDA are advocating for castration of all rapists in the state because ordinary convicting them to prison was not enough. By the time they get good lawyers that will defend them in court you will see them out or if there was a prison visit by the chief judge the lucky ones among them will go out of prison. By the time these evil men are castrated they will not be useful not to even think of engaging in rape throughout their lives.” she asserted.