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Nigeria finally Wants to Launch an Official Register of Sex Offenders

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Professor Yemi Osinbajo – Vice President of Nigeria

As sex-related offences like rape, pedophilia, sexual harassment and assault continue to make the headlines in the country, a petition was launched in March, urging the government to implement a country wide sex offenders registry.

Looks like the government has listened, as they have announced the launch of a sex offenders’ register to put a stop to incidences of sexual violence.

The Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, in association with The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and other international stakeholders, will be officially launching “The Nigeria Sexual Offender Register” on 25th November, and the keynote speaker at the launch is Nobel Laureate Leymah Roberta Gbowee.

The register will have names of those convicted, and while conviction on sexual violence cases continues to be very low, the existence of the register, still, is a move forward.

2 Comments

  1. by_stander

    November 20, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    No objections here and I hope they don’t turn it into another rent seeking venture.

    for example: accidentally putting people’s name, then demanding money for it to be removed,only to claim typo or that there is another person with the exact same name.

    or charging people money to check it and fining them if they don’t check it. e.t.c

  2. Adamu Abdullahi

    November 25, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Good development

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