Actress, Tonto Dikeh, has said rapists should either face the death penalty or be castrated.
The actress disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Saturday.
According to her, rape cases in Nigeria have become rampant and need urgent intervention.
In her words: “In Nigeria, cases of rape are fast assuming a threatening dimension that requires urgent intervention. Rape, like other forms of violence against women, is an infringement on women’s rights, privacy, self-preservation and dignity.
“There is little or no policy or law that protect the victims as they are most times blamed, stigmatised and humiliated by society if it is brought to the public domain. This hinders victims from embracing a mindset of reporting such an inhumane crime to the appropriate authorities.
“I believe that any person found guilty of rape should be sentenced to death either by hanging, firing squad, lethal injection or electrocution. I would also recommend castration. Rape cases and sexual molestations have become the order of the day, and the victims are not getting enough justice. Most of these perpetrators still walk freely” as she also urged victims to be vocal about their plights.
Tonto Dikeh’s submission comes days after Nigerian comedienne cum actress Damilola Adekoya, popularly known as Princess, shared details about all that transpired in a CCTV footage that captured when her colleague, Olarenwaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha allegedly raped her daughter.
Princess, alongside her colleague, Iyabo Ojo, said ‘‘I watched Baba Ijesha molest and lick my daughter non-stop for 30 minutes on the CCTV’’.
Princess also mentioned that Baba Ijesha confessed to committing the crime because he was sexually impotent.
The comedienne made the shocking revelations hours after she and Iyabo stormed State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, where the alleged perpetrator is being held.