Kano: Female University don advocates for public execution of rapist
By Abdulgafar Oladimeji
University don , Farida Shehu last Saturday during the International Women’s Day celebration held in Kano has clamored for the public execution of rapist, stressing that the adoption of such capital punishment will bring an end to the incessant cases of rape and other forms of sexual violence that are on the rise across Nigeria.
Farida, who is a lecturer at the department of Banking and Finance, Bayero University Kano, BUK, decried that the situation of Nigerian women folk in all facets of life even after the convergence of the renown Beijing Womens Conference , which has rarely transformed the lives of Nigerian women folk.
Speaking at a one day symposium in commemoration of International Women’s day organized by WHEEL and AIHI held at 10 to 10 restaurant in Kano, Farida said the narratives all over the media has continued to indicate that cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence subsists and increases in all fronts with scarcity of justice for victims being on the fore front of the matter..
According to her, the stories of kidnapping, raping of children, murder of innocent women and children has remained steady on the news stable, calling for urgent measures to curb what she described as a societal menace
Dr Farida then posit that these crimes against women and children had persist due to lack of diligent prosecution of the perpetrators of the heinous accts.
“if those caught are prosecuted, those having similar intentions will refrain, but because they have not seen those that were caught been severely punished, that is why they keep doing it, we need stiffer punishment to change the narratives
According to her, in some instances the punishment handed to perpetrators of sexual and gender based offences is nauseating , adding that the current pattern of punishment of the convicted perpetrators will not help resolve the worrisome problem.
Farida then opine that “if those convicted for these crimes are executed publicly, others will learn their lessons and they will not harbor the thought to commit similar crimes, they will stop doing it.”