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LAWMAKERS CONDEMN UPSURGE OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE, CALLS FOR PUBLICIZING RAPISTS

LAWMAKERS CONDEMN UPSURGE OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE, CALLS FOR PUBLICIZING RAPISTS

Members of the House of Representatives on Thursday took turns to condemn the recent increase in the spate of sexual violence against women and girls in Nigeria.

That was after representative Rotimi Olagunsonye moved a motion of urgent public importance, during which he expressed worry over the increase in the rate of rape of women and girls.

The Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila described the rise in these cases as sick, despicable and ungodly acts which cut across all gender.

The motion as amended was referred to the House Committees on Justice, Human Rights and Women Affairs to work on the amendments and get back to the House within four weeks.

Proposed amendments include procuring and providing for appropriate infrastructure to forensically prove rape, publicizing rapists to deter the act; encompassing male subjects as victims of rape, and inconclusive rape cases to be speedily concluded by the Judiciary.