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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN LAGOS, 4000 CASES REPORTED

The Lagos State government in a statement released recently
revealed that no fewer that 4000 cases have been filed by the states
crime departments. Putting the exact figure at 4,035, the Attorney
General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem,
in a news conference yesterday also revealed that so far the state had
handled 192 cases of domestic abuse. All ranging from rape, attempted
rape,domestic assault, child neglect and even child abuse cases.
All in the past year. He further added that over 90 cases were
currently being heard in court.
During the conference held In Ikeja, Lagos to speak on the
activities of the states Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team
(DSVRT). He emphasised that no one was above the law, and anyone found
guilty of domestic or sexual violence will be duely prosecuted in
court under the strict guidance of the rule of law. He added that the
Lagos State government had no accommodation for perpetrators of the
act, and that while using every unit at its disposal to hunt them
down, consideration and rehabilitative provisions are being made for
victims.
One of these according to Mr.Kazeem, would be to ensure that every
victim of sexual violence receives the needed health care.
It should be remebered that during the family celebrations in the
state last in May 2016, Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode,
identified the dysfunctional family as one of the main reasons for the
increase of domestic violence in Nigeria.
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