After series of setting from different state to embark on a punishable and legal law to govern a rapist
“The statistics are very alarming on the issue of rape. You hear figures in terms of rape and gender-based violence that are mind-boggling. It’s only a deprived mind that can engage in rape. I consider the issue of rape as a pandemic. In my estimation, it’s a pandemic.”
“The issue of rape should be treated the way corona (virus) is treated. How do we treat a pandemic? There has to be a frontal onslaught. The media has a role to play. It should be in the front line. There’s a lot of work to be done from different angles.”
“In a pandemic, you look for cure. No sane man would have sexual intercourse with a 3-month old baby. The idea alone is sickening,” Mr Gbajabiamila said.
According to the wife of Kaduna state Governor Aisha-Ummi El-Rufai, while speaking with the honorable speaker,
“717 reported rape cases and 7,170 unreported ones occurred in Nigeria within five months”.
She said while over 7,000 lives have been brutalised, with some destroyed and others terminated, “perpetrators of such heinous acts are not brought to justice even as the laws appear to the lenient”.