The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed has called on the Federal Government, to legalise the use of pepper spray and stun guns by women to protect themselves against rapist.
The monarch was reacting to the the rape and murder of Uwaila Omozuwa a student of the University of Benin and Barakat Bello, a student of institute of Agriculture , Research and Training, Ibadan within one week.
The Oluwo reacting in a statement issued through his media aide, Alli Ibrahim said the use of the items would serve as a form of short term defense for women against intending rapists.
“Apart from a constitutional penalty against rapists, I want to charge the government to consider the legalisation of the use of stun guns and pepper spray by females as protective items against unapproved sexual attempts,” the Oluwo said in a statement.
“Many ladies were raped and killed. I’ve strong trust that the items, when approved for females will protect them against such an unjust treatment and return sanctity to our society.
“By that, the constitutional provision is a long term punishment while pepper spray and stun gun are short term defence measures. The defence instruments could form part of females’ accessories in their handbags and purses.
The spate of recurrences is unassuming. It must be checkmated through further constitutional legislation to invite sanity to our society and respect the dignity of Nigerian females.
“There are training sessions available overseas even in South Africa for females to learn how to use it in warding off attackers. Rapists are coward animals and not human. The trauma of their victims is an eternal curse of no remedy. Raped victims are no doubt mentally disturbed and emotionally imbalanced. When done with mutual consent and agreement, the two enjoin and enjoy in merriment.”
The Monarch said rape victims should speak up and not be ashamed, so that they can get help. He also warned men to stop taking advantage of women who visit their homes.
He admonished lawmakers to come with strict legislation to protect the pride of Nigerian women,
“Doing such will speak sense to greedy sexual men and restore normalcy,” he concluded. .