The founder, Juli Education Foundation, Joy Ogiator, has urged the Nigerian Police to ensure that the arrested 799 rape suspects in 717 incidents of rape between January and May are investigated to ensure that the perpetrators are made to face the full wrath of the law.
Ogiator while speaking to LEADERSHIP Weekend said it is only logical that the police force becomes the protector and gives the girl child safety. She also stressed that the police should also investigate all other cases of rape not covered between the period.
She said: “The girl child shouldn’t be scared when they see a police uniform, they shouldn’t have to run for their lives when a young man passes by them at any time of the day. Girls and women should be protected and given a right to live at any cost.’’
Ogiator said cases of rape and sexual abuse mainly targeted at women and minors, seemed to be on the increase.
‘’Since families of the victims have to cough out huge sums of money for test kits and to chase the case up till court, they are easily burned out and, in most cases, would discontinue the case. Some would seek an out of court settlement. So how can we fight and put a stop to these evil cultures if the end result still ensures the perpetrators have their freedom and aren’t threatened by any form of punishment?’’ she asked.
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