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Nigeria Govt opens sexual offenders’ register, Osinbajo demands action


The Federal Government on Monday inaugurated the Nigeria Sexual Offender Register. It will contain the names and pictures of persons convicted of sexual abuses.

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons unveiled the register in Abuja on Monday in conjunction with the European Union and the Nigeria Police Force, among other partners.

The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who was represented at the event by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mr Dayo Apata, said Nigerians must report cases of sexual harassments and abuses to the police for prompt action.

The NAPTIP Director-General, Julie Okah-Donli, said anyone arrested for rape would have their information displayed on the register. Punch

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