Plateau to open sexual offenders register

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By Marie-Therese Nanlong, Jos

Worried by the increase in the rate of rape and other cases of gender-based violence in Plateau State, the State government has restated its commitment to severely punish perpetrators of such acts, so as to deter others.

The state government announced a sexual offenders register would soon be opened in the for data of convicted offenders to be recorded, their identity made public so that they are named and shamed because they are entitled to stigmatization, not their victims.

Governor Simon Lalong who spoke at an hour webinar with the topic: Tackling sexual and gender-based violence as a pathway to sustainable peace organised by the Gideon and Funmi Para-Mallam Peace Foundation stressed that the fight against sexual, gender-based violence and rape must be fought with a lot of attention to ensuring justice for victims and rehabilitating them while severely punishing perpetrators to serve as…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper