Ondo Government Moves To Domesticate Child Rights Act, Violence Against Persons

The Ondo State Government mentioned it will quickly cultivate the Child Rights Act and Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act within the state.

Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Adekola Olawoye made the disclosure in an interview on Tuesday in Akure, the state capital.

Olawoye mentioned the transfer was to additional assist to curb the rising instances of sexual and gender-based violence. 

According to him, the state was additionally wanting into different related legal guidelines to prosecute these discovered responsible of rape within the state.

He mentioned the legislation would guarantee any particular person convicted will serve life imprisonment whereas any offender lower than 18 years will serve 14 years in jail amongst others.

Also talking, Chairman of International Federation of Women Lawyers in Ondo State, Mrs Bola Joel Ogundadegbe, condemned the rising instances of sexual abuse and violence towards girls within the nation.

Ogundadegbe mentioned the federal government wanted to enact legal guidelines that will deal decisively with offenders, noting that the VAPP legislation will deal with each facet of abuses within the society.

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