Our laws creates loopholes for rapists to escape punishment ― Dr Ezinwa

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Our laws creates loopholes for rapists to escape punishment ― Dr Ezinwa

Our laws need review to protect children ― Experts

By Ike Uchechukwu – Calabar

Disturbed by the spate of cases of gender-based violence, University Don, experts have called on lawmakers and government of Nigeria to commence an immediate review of the Evidence Act and other laws for the protection of children, girls and women in the county.

The call was made during a paper presentation on “Child Right Reporting and Ethical Response from the Media at a two day Media Dialogue on Ending Violence Against Children, Women and Girls by EU-UN (European Union and United Nations) Spotlight Initiative (SI) and National Orientation Agency (NOA), Ebonyi State, in Enugu.

Dr Chidi Ezinwa, a lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication ESUT & resource person at the event, called for a review of the Evidence Act which he said was outdated and gives room for rapists to escape justice.

Vanguard gathered that findings by United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), Spotlight Initiative (SI)…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper