OPD in the last four years recorded about 12,120 rape cases.


I am still wondering what a man enjoys in raping a woman. According to THE NATION, Lagos State Government recorded no fewer than 12, 120 rape cases and other sexual violence matters in the last four years.

State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Mr. Ade Ipaye, disclosed this on Monday. He said the government in the last one year also convicted about 140 sex offenders.

Ipaye explained that one of those convicted was a notorious rapist that bagged life imprisonment. Stating that the government established the domestic and sexual violence response team to improve the safety of vulnerable persons and ensure offender are prosecuted.

Ipaye said the team facilitated the signing of the Executive Order that established the Sex Offenders’ Register. He also informed that the Office of the Public Defender (OPD) in the last one-year recorded 526 rape cases, with 227 still pending in court., while adding that at least 15 judgment were made, ranging from life to seven years imprisonment.

Ipaye further stressed that OPD in the last four years also recorded about 12, 120 rape cases

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