The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunimbe Mamora, has called for penile amputation as punishment for male sex offenders to douse the rising wave of rape in the country.
Mamora made this recommendation in an interview he granted Punchng.com.
The Minister who decried the high spate of the criminal act said it would require severe punishment to offenders to stem the tide.
“I had argued this at a forum before and I said without any reservations that if for the consideration for global approach to de-emphasising capital punishment, then what to me should be the minimum is total penile amputation because a woman that has been raped may never get over it in her entire life.
“I think that it would appear that the incident has increased within this period of COVID-19, which may just be a factor of people being kept at home because of the lockdown; socialising has greatly reduced and like it is said, an idle mind is the devil’s workshop,” the former Lagos Speaker told the paper.