Sanwo-Olu Vows to Punish Rapists, Gender Violence Offenders

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reiterated his commitment to ensuring that rapists and gender violence offenders face the legal consequences of their actions.

The governor made the promise on Thursday when his wife, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu presented to him a 54-page compendium on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, compiled by the Stakeholders’ Committee set up her to give recommendations on how the fight against the crime can be won.

Sanwo-Olu, who is the Incident Commander for gender-based violence in Lagos pledged to protect the vulnerable demographics and getting justice for victims violated.

The governor said: “I am delighted by the work done by the Stakeholders’ Committee to bring attention to the problems facing voiceless adults and children in our society. Through your efforts, vulnerable people are building the courage to speak out on offences of sexual violence and heal their wounds.

“We will bring people who have been perpetrating these crimes, knowingly or unknowingly, to book. We will ensure they never walk freely without the full wrath of the law brought upon them. It is part of our responsibility to ensure that the vulnerable members of our society have a voice and have access to where they can get justice when their rights are violated.”

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