The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other related offences has expressed  concern over the rising cases of rape and child abuse  in the country.

The body called  for convicted rapist to be castrated.

The NAPTIP Director-General, Julie Okah-Donli, said at a press conference in Abuja on Friday they  would open a sex offenders register  where convicted rapists would be “named and shamed, and their details shared with embassies and popular workplaces nationwide.”

The DG said, “Nigerians must report cases of rape and violence. They must speak up and get justice. Nobody should be ashamed to expose suspected rapists. When  rape suspects are arrested, we don’t allow families to settle rape cases out of court.”

“There is a law somewhere in the United States where it was agreed that  rapists would begin to be castrated. I just pray that we can push that law so that we can begin to castrate rapists. This is so that they will never rape again.”

“We are going to open a sex offenders register. This register will be for convicted rapists and the details of  their  backgrounds will be published and sent to embassies and popular workplaces in the country. This is so that everyone will know about their backgrounds and be wary of them.  Concerning  foreign nationals, we will share the details with their home countries for the appropriate actions.

“As part of the  measures to minimise  rape and sexual violence in the country, NAPTIP has concluded plans  to commence advocacy visits to state governments and other partners to adopt and domesticate the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act.’’
“Two, we have set up state task forces against human trafficking whose roles shall include ensuring protection of vulnerable children in all states.”






 – Copyright PUNCH

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