National Association of Seadogs (NAS), also known as Pyrate Confraternity, has urged Federal Government and states to extend the severe penalty placed on kidnapping, armed robbery to domestic violence against women, saying it has become a critical issue where men, women and children lose their lives.
Justice Abiola Soladoye of a Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, Ikeja, yesterday, sentenced a middle-aged man, Adewale Ibitoye to life imprisonment for having sexual intercourse with his 14-year-old daughter.
If the incidence of domestic and sexual violence in Lagos State is symptomatic of the wide prevalence of the vice countrywide, then there is cause for alarm. Unfortunately, the country suffers from dearth of reliable information and statistics on the issue.
Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency have revealed that 4860 domestic and sexual violence cases have been recorded, with 11 women dying from domestic violence incidents in the 20 months.
Winner of the Most Gorgeous Girl in Nigeria, Queen Ruqayyah Adeboye, has advised women to take both practical and legal actions against men who perpetrate sexual and gender-based violence against them.
Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to directly take charge of the investigation of the circumstances surrounding the unexplained death of the wife of the now suspended Chairman of Nnewi North Local Council.
Anambra State government has established family court to tackle issues relating to domestic violence in the state.
Lagos State Government has expressed readiness to introduce compulsory marital effectiveness preparatory counselling for intending couples to ensure they are aware of domestic and sexual violence status of the state.
Germany defender Nico Schulz is under criminal investigation for domestic violence, after the Borussia Dortmund player’s ex-partner filed a police complaint.
The federation envisions a drug-free society, free from rape, domestic violence, drug abuse, addiction, misuse, depression and other related health and mental issues.
Domestic violence is prominent in Nigeria as in other parts of Africa. Cases of domestic violence are on the high and show no signs of reduction in Nigeria, regardless of the age
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