Rape is an ethical crime in each respectable society. Raping any lady is morally repugnant and no motive can ever be adduced to atone for the crime. Rape should be handled significantly by the regulation given its psychological trauma on the victims. Rapists should be handled like murderers, armed robbers or terrorists. Worse of all, when a woman or a woman will not be solely raped however hacked to dying (typically together with her genitals ‘stolen’ in chilly blood) then the crime assumes an alarming scary dimension.
In Nigeria unusual issues occur each day. And typically it’s so chilling that the state of the union itself is known as into query. It’s not shocking lately studying on-line or listening to about marabouts or fetish clergymen caught with human heads or elements dripping with blood! Or Pastors being accused of violating their feminine church members. Or politicians taking part in Dangote by establishing phoney corporations to which they award juicy contracts and whose financial institution accounts they use to abuse energy and swindle the voters.
Few months in the past the Kogi State Commissioner for Water Sources, Abdumumini Danga, was accused of battering and raping a magnificence queen Elizabeth Oyeniyi. At present we’re nonetheless awaiting justice on the matter. And whereas we’re on it Commissioner Danga continues to be strolling free with little or no expression of regret.
Not too way back a flamboyant new-generation Pastor of the COZA Ministry in Abuja, Biodun Fatoyinbo, was sensationally accused by Busola Dakolo, knowledgeable photographer married to fashionable musician Timi Dakolo of sexual violation when she was simply 18! The matter was not resolved satisfactorily judicially. Fatoyinbo has since returned to the pulpit preaching the excellent news to the trustworthy!
In Kano the native police authorities had just lately arrested a 32-year-old serial rapist, Muhammad Alfa, in Kwanar Dangora. The person confessed to having raped greater than 40 females in a 12 months — together with women, married ladies, in addition to an 80-year-old grandma! And three armed males allegedly gang-raped a 17-year-old avenue hawker on the Oja-Oba Market, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Just lately in Benin Metropolis, Edo State (a infamous mid-western state with worldwide popularity of pimping enterprise) Miss Uwaila Vera Omozuwa, a pupil of the College of Benin was brutally attacked contained in the Redeemed Christian Church of God the place she was mercilessly raped and killed! Just lately too a youngster, Barakat Bello, who was endeavor the Nationwide Diploma programme in Science Laboratory Expertise was attacked at her house within the Akinyele space of Ibadan and violently raped and stabbed to dying!
These two ugly sexual terrorism had reignited nationwide outrage towards rape and rapists. Nigeria is degenerating quick earlier than our very eyes and implosion is inevitable with the dreadful pattern. One doubts if there may be any redemptive work that may be performed to drag the enormous again from the brink.
Behold, we’re now not going through a typical faceless enemies in terrorism however one other model of libidinal terrorism. Whereas Boko Haram are nonetheless very a lot alive and properly terrorising our compatriots up north, difficult the Nigerian army frontally and sowing sorrow and destruction one other non-military entrance appears to have been opened: unarmed mad males letting their heads overrule their primal instincts are on the prowl utilizing their libidos as instruments to terrorize younger women on the streets and even in locations of worship!
Aside from turning into the poverty capital of the world displacing India to take the ‘trophy’ essentially the most populous nation in Africa has apparently ‘toppled’ South Africa because the raping capital of the continent. As an alternative of copying nice nations of the world going to the moon, manufacturing supersonic jets and nuclear weapons we at all times emulate the ignoble, the vile.
Because the revered Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Church had mentioned just lately whereas cursing the rapists that snuffed life out of Uwa there is no such thing as a punishment too arduous or robust for culprits of rape. We’re of the opinion that harsh authorized mechanisms be put in place to dissuade and punish severely the animals utilizing their filthy libido to assault harmless women typically mutilating them and leaving their dad and mom in a state of desolation.
Like kidnapping and terrorism the governments in any respect ranges should activate judicial procedures to take care of this nationwide menace. Coming to authorized phrases with the prison pattern should be seen usually as a name of responsibility.
But, thought-about deeply the crime of rape and ritual killings in our decadent society speaks to our collective conscience and interrogates our ethical values and ethics. Why would a sane mortal not solely violate a woman however minimize off very important elements of her physique? The cruelty deserves dying sentence!
Ritual killing for functions of energy or riches has grow to be a relentless function of our wicked nationwide life. The get-rich-quick syndrome could possibly be a compelling issue or motive for the fee of the heinous crime. We reside dangerously as cash turns into a brand new ‘god’ price worshipping.
Moreover, the inordinate quest for energy constitutes one other worrying issue. Politicians go to any lenght to aqcquire energy resulting in unfettered entry to sources of the state. And as soon as they discover themselves in positions of energy and authority they play god fidgeting with the funds that might go in direction of bettering the residing situations of the folks if correctly expended and accounted for.
With Abubakar Shekau nonetheless mysteriously at giant hitting more durable and more durable and recording resounding success with piles of body-bags left for our troopers to bury in mass graves and the billionaire abductor Evans cornered and caged examples should be product of rapists and ritual killers in our midst.
Allow us to conclude unequivocally, subsequently, by saying that the libidinal terrorism of our era should be tamed forthwith. And now could be the time!