Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola recently signed an executive bill to open a register for all sex offenders in Lagos.
Leadership reports that the register will complement the already existing crime data register to ease the processes by which law enforcement officials prosecute sexual offenses, including rape, sexual harassment, defilement of children, etc.
Speaking at a brief signing ceremony, Fashola advised all sexual offenders to desist from such heinous acts, warning that they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law irrespective of who the offender is and the way the issue is settled.
“…and very soon, we would start deploying people to the data rooms in the police stations across the state to gather the bio-data of offenders including their photographs and others.
He also noted that the register would enable employers know whether prospective employees’ have a criminal record.