Minister advocates capital punishment for rapists

Minister advocates capital punishment for rapists

From Our Correspondent in Abuja

Women Affairs Minister, Mrs Pauline Tallen has called for capital punishment for rape offenders

Tallen, who was also a former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, made the call as a guest at a Forum in Abuja.

She said that only capital punishment and other forms of punishment commensurate with the inhuman crime of rape would act as a deterrent to rape.

The minister, who expressed the commitment of her ministry to the protection and promotion of women’s rights, said that rape had ravaged many women.

Tallen, however, blamed the slow judicial system as responsible for continued rape and other forms of violence against women.

She urged the judicial system to rise up to the occasion of rapid justice dispensation to not only eradicate rape but restore confidence in the judiciary.

“Slow justice system is responsible for persistent violence against women and girls,” She said.


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