The Lagos State Government has resolved to begin publication of sex offenders’ details
- According to Mrs Adeniyi, the commencement of the initiative was in line with the provisions of the State’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency Law
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Lagos State government has resolved to start making public the pictures and details of sex offenders.
This was made known by the Executive Secretary of the State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA), Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi during a press briefing held in the State.
According to Mrs Adeniyi, the commencement of the initiative was in line with the provisions of the State’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency Law, particularly section 42, which provides that the Agency is to periodically publish details of sex convicts in the State.
She noted that the details of sex convicts are to be published periodically on the State Government’s website, (www.lagosstate.gov.ng), the website of the Ministry of Justice (https://lagosstatemoj.org) and the Agency’s website, (www.dsvrtlagos.org).
The Executive Secretary declared that the measure was one of many deployed by the State Government to end the culture of impunity and to serve as a deterrence to would-be sex offenders.
“The present administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is resolute to prevent incidents of sexual and domestic abuse, whilst ensuring justice for all survivors,” she claimed, as she implored residents to call the toll-free number 08000333333 to report any case of domestic and sexual violence.
Details of convicted sex offenders to be publicised include – Name, Picture of the Sex Offender, Nature of the offence and the duration of the sentence handed down by the court.
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