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Rape: Centre calls for criminal justice against perpetrators | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

News Summed Up 2020-06-05 05:30:00

The Mothers, and Marginalised Advocacy Centre, MAMA Centre has called for criminal justice, stringent punishment and sincere policy to address the poor response to reported cases of rape with subsequent maiming and killing of victims. Making this call in a press statement made available to The Guardian recently, the Executive Director, MAMA Centre, Barrister Ola Onyegbula decried the horrific trend in rape prevalence across the country. She regretted that despite the increase in cases of rape, the response by various remains disproportionate. “We are perturbed that such traumatic and injury-inflicted moments are allowed to drag or go unpunished in most cases without adequate policy response to sanction and bring the perpetrator(s) to justice,” Onyegbalu said. Onyegbalu, however, urged the Federal government to provide effective rehabilitation, recovery and reintegration programmes through medical, psychological and legal services for survivors of rape.