Tag Archives: Rape

Pakistan Approves Chemical Castration, Death By Hanging For Rapists

To curb increasing rape incidents in Pakistan, the federal cabinet on Tuesday approved in principle two anti-rape ordinances that “change the definition of rape” and are aimed at awarding exemplary punishment to rapists, including chemical castration and hanging, but not in public. The meeting of the cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, endorsed the law…

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Update: Harvey Weinstein Reportedly Facing Six New Sexual Assault Charges

According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Harvey Weinstein has been charged with six more counts of forcible sexual assault. The disgraced Hollywood producer, who is now a convicted rapist after being accused of alleged Beverly Hills attacks between 2004 and 2010 was hit with three additional forcible rape felonies and three forcible oral copulation…

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Kaduna Approves Law Allowing Castration, Fallopian Tube Removal As Rape Penalty

Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna has signed a Penal Code (Amendment) Law that recommends the surgical castration for male rapists and removal of Fallopian tubes for their female counterparts in the state. According to Daily Post, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser on Media and Communication to the governor noted that these new provisions also updates the penalties…

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Kaduna State House Of Assembly Passes Bill Prescribing Castration For Rapists

The Kaduna state House of Assembly on Thursday, September 10 a bill that recommends total castration as punishment for anyone convicted of rape in the state. The Assembly reportedly gave the approval following the passage of a bill to amend the Kaduna state penal court law, 2017, by the lawmakers. The assembly announced the approval…

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#JusticeForUwa: Police Parade Alleged Suspects Involved In UNIBEN Student’s Murder

The Edo State Police Command has paraded six suspects in connection with the brutal rape and murder of Uwaila Vera Omozuwa, a 100-level student of the University of Benin, whose death caused an uproar on social media. Recall reported how the 23-year-old victim was attacked and beaten within the premises of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Ikpoba…

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Drama As Segalink Accuses Kiki Mordi Of Threatening Him & D’banj’s Rape Accuser

Nigerian investigative journalist, Kiki Mordi has been put on blast on Twitter after Nigerian realtor, Segun Awosanya, popularly known as Segalink – alleged in a accusatory tweet that she “played the role of the hitman” and sent threats to him and the woman who accused D’banj of rape, Seyitan Babatayo because he had intervened in the police case. This escalated after…

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D’banj Cleared Of Rape Allegation As Accuser Withdraws Petition

Seyitan Babatayo, the young lady, who accused Nigerian singer, Oladapo Oyebanjo popularly known as D’Banj, of rape has notified the police of withdrawing her petition. Recalled that the music star made headlines back in June after Seyitan made rape allegations against D’banj. The statement claimed he reportedly raped her in a hotel on December 30, 2018. In a letter dated July…

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Tiwa Savage Scores A Feature On The Guardian, Talks Rape Culture & More

Nigerian pop star, Tiwa Savage has been tapped for an exclusive interview with British daily newspaper The Guardian, where she discussed rape culture and toxic stereotypes against women in the music industry. Speaking to Tochi Louis, Tiwa opens up on using her influence to tackle rape culture which she refers as the country’s own “#MeToo moment”. She says, “Rape culture is so rampant in…

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Senate Passes Bill Proposing Life Sentences For Kidnappers

On Tuesday, July 14, the Nigerian Senate passed a bill which proposes life incarceration for kidnappers, as against the current 10 years maximum sentence. According to PUNCH, the bill contains amendments to the criminal code which is currently in operation in the southern part of Nigeria. The proposed legislation was sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu, with the title,…

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Nigeria Records Over 3,000 Rape Cases During COVID-19 Lockdown

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Pauline Tallen, has stated that no fewer than 3, 600 cases of rape were recorded during the lockdown while condemning the crime’s upsurge nationwide. She made this known in a statement by the Media Office of the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, when she paid him a…

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