Should This Woman Face Murder Charges For Accidentally Killing A Man Who Was About To Rape Her


With the rate of rape in Nigeria and the attitude of law enforcement agencies over this menace, many women are learning to protect and defend themselves against rapists in any way they can.

Should a victim who unintentionally or even intentional kill her rapist while trying to defend herself, face murder charges? Should there even be any punishment at all?

These questions emerged from the story of a 22-year old lady, Rebecca Tina, who killed her uncle to stop him from raping her.

Punch reported that Tina said her uncle had been trying to forcefully have sex with her for a very long time until the night she ‘mistakenly’ killed him.

Tina explained that she hit a stone on her uncle’s head because he did not let her go.

“It was not my intention to kill him. I never intended to do so. He had been disturbing me for sex. I killed my uncle when he tried to rape me,” Tina said.

Tina was arrested and is in police custody in Enugu

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  1. Umm Ammaar

    Umm Ammaar

    November 4, 2017 at 10:05 am


  2. Folakel Ibitoye

    Folakel Ibitoye

    November 4, 2017 at 10:08 am


  3. Adaobi Joy Ani

    Adaobi Joy Ani

    November 4, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Its killing in self defence, even if she faces charges(manslaughter not even murder), she should been set free even given award for her bravery

  4. Chinenyenwa Ugochinyere Alaneme

    Chinenyenwa Ugochinyere Alaneme

    November 4, 2017 at 10:18 am

    No!…that’s self defense.. If the guys corpse can even be sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labour…better!!!…

  5. Ugwu Chiamaka

    Ugwu Chiamaka

    November 4, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Absolutely NO

  6. Moses Onyinyechi

    Moses Onyinyechi

    November 4, 2017 at 10:52 am


  7. Omoosumi Modupeola

    Omoosumi Modupeola

    November 4, 2017 at 12:39 pm


  8. Dada Josephine Kehinde

    Dada Josephine Kehinde

    November 4, 2017 at 5:54 pm


  9. Iftisan Rukky Sadiq

    Iftisan Rukky Sadiq

    November 4, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    No punishment necessary

  10. Helen Okonta

    Helen Okonta

    November 4, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    No …. That is self defense the guy deserve it ooo
    Pls free the girl

  11. Halima Suleiman

    Halima Suleiman

    November 5, 2017 at 2:08 am

    Not at all, she should even be given award of eliminating a criminal!



    November 5, 2017 at 8:21 am

    No, she shouldn’t. If our law enforcement agencies were competent she would not have had to defend herself in the first place

  13. Okorie Jane

    Okorie Jane

    November 5, 2017 at 9:15 am


  14. Tina Nekky Akamaka

    Tina Nekky Akamaka

    November 5, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Y would dey even punish her d rapiest got wat he deserves so no punishment for her

  15. Efekimo Jacinta

    Efekimo Jacinta

    November 6, 2017 at 11:16 am

    In law if the facts are correct .Its self defence .She will be set free.She needs to get a lawyer.Brave girl .No woman deserve such treatment.

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