Lagos records 111 defilement cases in 3 months – Police - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Lagos records 111 defilement cases in 3 months – Police

A total of 111 cases of defilement were recorded between April and June, 2023, the Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Force, has said. 

The command’s spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed this in Lagos, said the command was concerned about the increasing number of defilement cases in the state.

He said that within the same period, 14 rape cases and 56 cases of domestic violence were recorded.

The Police image maker said 99 suspects were charged to court within the period.

He further said that 83 cases were currently under investigation, showing the command’s commitment to prosecuting any domestic and  gender-based violence in Lagos State.

Hundeyin said that the remodeling of the command’s Gender Unit by CP Idowu Owohunwa, was an indication of his commitment to deal decisively with gender-based violence culprits.

He said that more officers had been trained and added to the unit with a view to improving investigations on gender-based violence cases.

The Police spokesperson appealed to the public to always speak out when abused or when they witnessed gender and sexual abuses around them, and  assured that the command would rise to protect their rights.

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