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Ambode unveils special courts for sexual offences, economic crimes


Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode

The governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has vowed to make the state uncomfortable for sexual offenders while bringing perpetrators of economic crimes to quick justice. He said this at the commissioning of special courts to try corruption, economic crimes and sexual offences in Ikeja.

The governor, represented by his deputy, Dr. (Mrs.) Idiat Adebule, noted that economic crimes and sex-related offences had become too rampant, hence the establishment of dedicated courts, to handle such matters for quick dispensation of justice.

Ambode disclosed that the state was collaborating with the British Council and other agencies charged with investigating and prosecuting corruption offences.He added that there is a coordinated strategy to prevent violence against women, children and men, through the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT).

Wife of the vice president, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, commended the state for implementing the Chief Justice of Nigeria’s directive, by designating four courts as special offences courts, stressing that it would aid speedy hearing and prosecution of such cases.

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