Governor Godwin Obaseki addressing a gathering in Abuja on July 19, 2019.
The Edo State Government has launched a sex offenders register, to name and shame rapists and offenders of other forms of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the state.
Speaking at the launch, the Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Yinka Omorogbe, said the register became imperative in view of the alarming increase in SGBV, especially in Edo.
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“The alarming rise of SGBV cases, especially in Edo, calls for the employment of drastic measures to adequately tackle SGBV and to ensure that perpetrators are not only made to answer for their crimes but are made to feel the full brunt of the law.
“The sexual offender register is to serve as a tool to name and shame those convicted or reported to have engaged in sexual abuse or exploitation.
“Would-be employers, especially those working with vulnerable citizens, such as children, young adults, and persons with disabilities, are encouraged to carry out background checks for would-be applicants.”
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