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Fashola Means Business: Lagos Opens Register for Sex Offenders

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“Lagos State Government, yesterday, signed an Executive Order empowering the state to open a Sex Offenders Register, to record cases of sexual violence against women, children and of their perpetrators.

The register will contain details of sex offenders including names and photographs among other information that can be useful for public cross-referencing.

Issuing an Executive Order to that effect on Monday, the state governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), said the registry was part of several criminal law reforms and policies in Lagos, to enhance the rights of women, children and other vulnerable people in the state.

Fashola pointed out that the current security challenges facing the country has pushed sexual offences against vulnerable member of the society to the background, adding that series of policies including the post-partum depression defence, six month maternity leave for public servants in the state as well as the domestic violence and child abuse laws were all put in place to protect women and children.

The governor stressed that successful implementation of the order requires cooperation of all stakeholders. He advised women to kick against acts which may cause their rights to be compromised in the work place, warning that it will no longer be business as usual for those who have formed the habit of harassing vulnerable members of the society…” –National Mirror Online 

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