Governor Fayemi advocates life sentence for rapists in Ekiti state

Governor Fayemi advocates life sentence for rapists in Ekiti state ekitireporters

Ekiti state Governor, John Kayode Fayemi has advocated for sentence for anyone found guilty of rape and other sexual offences in the state.

Fayemi stated that it was time to make Ekiti State unbearable for rapists and perpetrators of domestic violence so as to put a stop to the shameful act.

He made this known on the 10th of September 2019, while presenting cheques to some communities for developmental projects.

The Governor said he has the responsibility of ensuring the safety and protection of lives of citizens and his government would soon come up with punitive measures that would serve as deterrent to all. He said:

“You would see that on issues of domestic violence, we have a no nonsense approach to it and you would have noticed what I called ‘Name and Shame’ that our government is doing all across the state, because we are having increasing cases of rape, of sexual violence in Ekiti state and I don’t think any of us were ever brought up that way.”

“Those are not the values that our ancestors and our forefathers promoted in this state and there is no reason why women should be violated by anybody. So it is unacceptable to my government. I would continue to shout at the roof top and those that we convict will be gone for a long time. We are now working on increasing the number of years in the statute for rape, possibly life sentence for those who are caught for it in Ekiti state.”

“You may be aware that my wife is going round Ekiti now by paying particularly attention to this issue, female genital mutilation and many of the issues that are affecting our women, to also appeal to our traditional and community leaders to use the benefit of their closeness to government to sensitize people in their community to
address this.”

Governor Fayemi also condemned the rate at which young girls are dropping out of school as a result of pregnancy and promised to ensure adequate sensitization in his drive to bring the girls back to school.

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