Rape and sexual Assult now rising like epidemic in Nigeria while the Legislature pull down slow to give a punishment to rapist.
The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking Okah-Donli made a revelation while answering questions from newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday. She lamented that 90 per cent of rape cases were perpetrated by uncles, fathers and relations and called for parents to be extra vigilant about,
who came close to their children and wards, adding that NAPTIP would approach the Ministry of Justice to push for the establishment of
special courts to try rapists.
Julie Okah-Donli, Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, has said anyone caught justifying rape
will be arrested and treated as suspects
henceforth. The NAPTIP boss said that cases could also be
reported on social media platforms such as
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, among others.
She however, said that there was no national
template of victims’ trauma response to share
pain, adding that the duration of psychological trauma varies from individuals. Okah-Donli also called for life imprisonment instead of capital punishment for convicted rapists, adding that there was the need to educate Nigerians especially neighbours on rape issues.
NAPTIP boss also released the agency’s toll-free lines to call during distress especially as it concerns rape are: 07030000203,
0802255627847 and 08077225566.