Tags : Rape

Senate Recommends Life Imprisonment For Kidnappers, Removes Time Limit On

The Senate has amended the Criminal Code Act which recommends life imprisonment for kidnappers and deletes the statute of limitations on cases of rape. Channels TV reports that Section 218 of the Criminal Code Act (amended) removing the statute of limitations implies that the defilement cases can remain open for as long as possible against […]

International Day For Elimination Of Sexual Violence In Conflict: Oyo

The wife of Oyo State Governor, Engr Tamunominini Makinde, has declared that the State Government would harmonise all efforts to ensure that justice is served to all victims of sexual violence in the State. Mrs. Makinde, who gave this position in a statement commemorating the June 19 International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence […]

NGF Charges Governors To Domesticate Child Rights Act, Others

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has called on its members to domesticate the Child Rights Act, updated Penal Code, and Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act. The charge was contained in a communique issued at the end of the 10th COVID-19 teleconference of members of the Forum which held on Wednesday. According to the communiqué the […]

Senate Moves To Protect Rape, Insurgency Victims

A bill, titled ‘Rape and Insurgency Victims Stigmatization (Prohibition) Bill 2019’, has scaled through second reading during Wednesday’s plenary session of the Senate. The bill sponsored by Senator Mohammed Musa, seeks to enact critical legislation to protect victims of rape against any form of stigmatization in the country. Leading the debate on the bill, Senator […]

Oyo Women Affairs Ministry Joins Nigerians to Demand Justice For

Oyo State Ministry of Women Affairs and social Inclusion has joined other Nigerians demanding justice for Barakat Bello, Azeezat Shomuyiwa and other victims of Rape across the Country. According to the State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Fausat Joke Saani, the Ministry is working effectively with the Police and other Security Agencies […]

“Rising Cases Of Rape, Other Sexual Crimes Are Mostly To

Former Chief Judge of Oyo State, Retired Justice Badejoko Adeniji and a Social Worker; Comrade Kehinde Akinyemi have attributed the rising cases of rape and other sexual crimes to the get-rich quick syndrome through diabolical means. According to them, most of the cases of rape and other sexual crimes in the society are being perpetrated […]

Nigerians Protest Against Sexual Violence

Human rights campaigners have rallied in the federal capital territory to raise awareness about violence against women after a series of high-profile rape cases sparked an outcry in the country. More than 200 protesters marched around police headquarters in Abuja, chanting slogans and holding banners that read “Justice for all Nigerian girls and women” and “No means […]

Man, 25, Arrested For Allegedly Raping 70-Year-Old Woman

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old man, Wasiu Bankole for allegedly raping a 70-year-old woman in her house. The command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Thursday made this disclosure in a statement in Abeokuta. According to the PPRO the suspect allegedly broke into the septuagenarian’s house at 8 […]

IG Deploys Squad To Investigate UNIBEN Undergraduate’s Killing

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has intervened in the on-going investigation of the death of a 100-level student of the University of Benin, Uwaila Omosuwa, by the Edo State Police Command. The Inspector-General of Police, has deployed investigation and forensic support to aid on-going probe of the circumstances surrounding the death of Uwaila Omosuwa. […]

Police Arrest 11 Suspects Involved In Raping 12-Year-Old Girl

Police authorities have arrested eleven men for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl in Jigawa state. The spokesperson of the States’ police command, Abdu Jinjiri, confirmed the incident. Jinjiri said it occurred at Limawa Quarters in Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa State. The suspects were arrested after the 12-year-old narrated that they raped her on […]