Abolore Akande, Nigerian singer and instrumentalist better known as 9ice, says rapist should be burnt alive so as to curb the fast-rising rate of such cases in the country.

The 39-year-old Afropop star made the statement in an interview with GoldMyne TV while commenting on the recently reported cases of sexual assault and pedophilia in the country.

He said the crime of rape is worse than robbery. The singer also said he wont hesitate to “kill a rapist.”

“Death penalty should be instantly be given to rapists and pedophiles. Why would anyone forcibly have sex with females? In this civilized era? Females are in abundance,” he said.

“If I see a rapist I will kill him. it shall not be well with rapist, they won’t prosper.

“Even if you can’t woo them, there are sex workers in Ikeja would take as cheap as ₦;5000, ₦;10,000, ₦20,000. It’s true! What is wrong is wrong. Anyone who rapes should be lynched to death.

“Rape is a worse crime than robbery. The female victims may because of trauma, face mental health problems for the rest of their lives. Rapist should have be burnt to death on a stake with tyres.”

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9ice’s comment comes amid the controversies and protests that have trailed Busola Dakolo’s rape allegations against Biodumn Fatyinbo, a senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) church.

Dave Ogbole, a Markurdi-based Nigerian clergyman, was also accused of groping and sexual assault, by Nguter Uji, Nigerian lawyer and daughter to Tor Uja, the executive secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission.

Series of similar cases and accounts have cropped up in recent times — with both prominent figures and regular Nigerians taking to social media to recount their experiences.

In a bid to curb the fast-rising number of rape cases in the country, two Nigerian senators, on July 9, advocated death sentence for pedophiles, while debating a motion on the growing rate of child rape.



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