The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, has urged the Federal Government to legalise the use of stun guns and pepper spray for females as protective measures against rape.
Oba Akanbi gave this advice at the weekend against the recent wave of rape across the country.
The monarch said if the female folks are armed with stun guns and pepper spray it would stem the rising tide in gender based violence.
According to him: ‘The reported cases of raping in the country in recent times is alarming and calls for serious concerns by responsible stakeholders. Apart from constitutional penalties against rapists, I want to charge the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the legalisation of the use of stun guns and pepper spray by females as protective items and measures against rape.
‘Many ladies have been raped and killed. I believe strongly that the items, when approved for females, will protect them against such an unjust treatment and return sanctity to our society.’