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I support El-Rufai’s law on castration of rapist, it is the best news I have heard this year – Foluke Daramola Salako
Popular actress Foluke Daramola Salako has reacted to the new law in Kaduna State which penalizes male rapists with castration and bilateral salpingectomy for their female counterparts . The law which was signed by the Kaduna State governor , Nasir El – Rufai, will ensure that the names of rapists are published in the Sex Offenders Register .
In an exclusive chat with The PUNCH , the actress who was also a victim of rape during her teenage years expressed delight at the news , stating that , ‘ it is the best news I have heard this year . ’
She also urged the state to ensure that the law is enforced and followed to the letter.
The thespian said, “ It is a thing for them to make a law and another for them to follow it through and through. We make a lot of laws in Nigeria that we don’ t follow to the end . At the end of the day , they are just laws . Or maybe it is binding on just the commoners and not the high and mighty .
She added , “ If the law is not enforced , it is as good as just being in pen and paper . If it is followed to the letter , it will have a tremendous effect on the psychology of anybody that wants to perpetrate such an act. Such a person will think twice before embarking on such evil thought so the governor must enforce the law . ”
In a 2019 interview with The PUNCH , Foluke Daramola revealed that she was “ raped by her tenant ” because he thought she was older than her actual age .
According to the actress , “ When it happened to me , I thank God I had friends who helped me recover fast . When I came out to say it , people were shocked , but I am happy that after my interview , people started coming out to talk about their experience. It has been happening ; it is just that people don’ t talk about it . An abuser is always a product of abuse . I’ ll advise parents to always pay attention to their children and listen to them .”