In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 19th, August, 2020

Plateau To Open S3x Offender Register

Plateau To Open S3x Offender Register

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Governor Simon Lalong

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has given a directive for the opening of a intercourse offender register.

Talking at a webinar on addressing sexual, gender-based violence and rape in Nigeria which was organised by Gideon and Funmi Para-Mallam Peace Basis, the Plateau State Governor who regretted that the issue of sexual violence and rape has taken alarming and disgraceful dimensions in Nigeria, mentioned the intercourse offender register is aimed toward guaranteeing extreme punishment for the perpetrators and in addition to function deterrent.

He Mentioned;

‘One factor we take very significantly as a authorities is the prosecution of rape and sexual offenders. Following improve in rape instances within the nation, I’ve directed the Legal professional Basic and Commissioner for Justice to step up vigorous prosecution of offenders irrespective of their standing.

‘Very quickly, we will open a Sexual Offenders Register the place the info of convicted offenders shall not solely be deposited, however their identification made public in order that they’re named and shamed. I imagine that they’re those which can be entitled to stigmatization not their victims.’

Governor Lalong additionally directed the Plateau State Peace Company to step up engagements with communities on the risks of sexual and gender primarily based violence notably throughout crises, whereas declaring that sexual and gender-based violence finds incubation in battle areas the place most girls and youngsters are on the receiving finish.

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