Lagos Starts Naming & Shaming Of Sex Offenders

In furtherance of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s zero tolerance to all forms of domestic and sexual violence, the State government has begun the publication of details of sex offenders in the state. 

This was disclosed to journalists by the Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA), Mrs Titilola Vivour Adeniyi, during a news conference at the Agency’s office.

According to the Executive Secretary, the details include; the name and picture of the sex offender, the nature of the offence, and the duration of the sentence handed down by the court. 

Mrs Vivour Adeniyi noted that this was in line with the provisions of the Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency Law, particularly section 42, which provides that the Agency is to publish details of Sex convicts in the state periodically. 

She also said advisory letters had been issued to local governments and traditional rulers of the communities where the convicts previously resided. 

This measure is one amongst many deployed by the state government to end the culture of impunity and serve as a deterrence to other sex offenders.

As further provided in the law, the details of sex convicts are to be published periodically on the State Government’s website, (www.lagosstate.gov.ng), the website of the Ministry of Justice ( https://lagosstatemoj.org) and the Agency’s website; ( www.dsvrtlagos.org) 

The Executive Security reiterated that the State government’s stance is unwavering in preventing sexual and domestic abuse incidents whilst ensuring justice for all survivors. 

She added that Lagosians are to call the toll-free number 08000333333 to report any case of domestic and sexual violence.

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