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Introduce Amputation As Punishment For Sex Offenders – Justice Eberechi Wike

Concerned that the current punishment against sex offenders is seemingly not drastic enough, a judge of the Rivers State High Court, Eberechi Wike, has advocated the amputation of people found guilty of defiling minors.

Justice Wike, who is the wife of the immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Barr. Nyesom Wike stated this on the sidelines of the 2nd National Conference of Family Court Judges, Magistrates, and other Family Court Practitioners in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Tuesday.

According to her, the current punishment served to offenders isn’t drastic enough, adding that severe penalties will deter sexual offenders from molesting minors.

Justice Wike said society should step up punishments for people who defile children beyond life imprisonment or a 14-year jail term.

“We should do much more. I think we should do something drastic that will make them think twice before they do it.

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“I cannot think of anything better than having legislation that, whatever it is, whatever part of your body you use on a child while defiling the child, that part should be cut off. If it is your finger, if it is your mouth, if it is your private part,

“I think men will take it more seriously when you come up with such legislation. I hope a man in the House of Representatives or Senate sponsors a bill like that,” she stressed.

The event with the theme “Repositioning Child Justice Administration in Nigeria” seeks to find ways of protecting the rights of children in the country.

The annual conference, which started on Monday, October 23, will end on Thursday, October 26, 2023. The brainstorming sessions are expected to produce progressive methodologies for child rights protection.

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