Legislate against rape, noise pollution, cleric urges Senate

A cleric has called on the Senate to legislate against rape and noise pollution, which he described as heinous crimes against the victims.

Making the call on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of his church, Christ Apostolic Advent Church, Molete, Ibadan, Oyo State on Sunday, Reverend Dr Joseph Kayode, noted that rapists have messed up the social and marital lives of their victims while sound pollution in churches and mosques have led to sleepless nights and hypertension among members of the society.

According to the man of God, rapists should “be punished accordingly because they have wickedly destroyed the lives of those they raped, especially infants.”

Reverend Kayode also urged government not to take the issue of rape lightly.

On noise pollution, the cleric said before the advent of sound instrument in the country, people prayed to God and God hearkened to their prayers, adding that using horn speaker to pray was hypocritical.

His words: “People that are using horn speaker, especially in the midnight, are propagandists. Praying to God does not require shouting and the use of horn speaker.”

The cleric, however, called on Christians to move closer to God and do His will always.