Lagos State Chief Judge, Kazeem Alogba Warns Perpetrators Of Sexual Offences

The Chief Judge of Lagos, Justice Kazeem Alogba, has issued a clear warning to sexual offenders and perpetrators of domestic violence in the state to desist from such indecent act, stressing that offenders will face the full wrath of the law. 

The Chief judge issued the warning against the backdrop of the increase in the numbers of sexual offences and domestic violence across the country.

The Head of Lagos  judiciary reiterated its commitment to join hands with relevant agencies eradicate violations of sexual and domestic violence.

Justice Alogba maintained that the present administration will curb the indecent act while ensuring that all offenders are sanctioned in tandem with the dictates of the laws of the State.

He stated this while receiving members of the National Human Rights Commission on a courtesy visit to his office at the Ikeja High Court.

He said that the lockdown occasioned by the Coronavirus pandemic is not a legitimate reason for ungodly acts.

He noted further that women are not the only victims associated with sexual violence and rape.

The Chief Judge assured that government is carrying out mass advocacy against the dastardly acts in all parts of the State.

He, however, urged the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC to go further by taking the campaign to the rural areas for greater dissemination of information.

The Lagos State Coordinator, National NHRC, Lucas Koyejo  who led his team on the visit remarked that the visit was to create awareness against the menace, as well as solicit support in finding ways that the Judiciary can impact positively on the fight against the increase in sexual offences.

He acknowledged that Lagos has been at the forefront in the dispensation of justice in the country and assured that the Commission will continue to offer proper support and logistics to ensure that justice is served without fear or favour in Nigeria.

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