Ekiti Speaker, Governor’s Wife Seek Effective Prosecution Of Sex Offenders

Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Olubunmi Adelugba and wife of the Governor, Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji has enlisted the support of traditional rulers, security agencies, judiciary, media and other stakeholders to reduce Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

The Speaker and the Governor’s wife speaking at a special plenary held at the Assembly chamber on prevention of GBV, said the epidemic of rape and other forms of sexual offences must end in Ekiti State.

Mrs. Adelugba said she was alarmed and concerned that despite a legislative and policy intervention in the state, gender-based violence, sexual and domestic violence continued unabated in communities across the state.

She therefore called for more effective prosecution of sex offenders and other violators of GBV to end the culture of impunity and foster a culture of justice for victims as well as serve as deterrent for the offenders and potential offenders.

Also, Wife of the Governor, Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji condemned GBV in Ekiti State, warning violators to retrace their steps.

Dr. Oyebanji said government is campaigning against it, noting that  said the high cases would be addressed to have a sane society.