Oyetola To Take Campaign Against Rape To Osun Assembly

Oyetola To Take Campaign Against Rape To Osun Assembly
Osun State House of Assembly will on Wednesday have an audience the wife of the Governor, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola in furtherance of her campaign against rape in the State.
According to the Speaker, Mrs Oyetola commended the State House of Assembly for the immense legislative work being done to ensure that the people of Osun derive optimal democratic dividend and for passing the bill against rape and sexual violence long ago in the state.
The letter of the first lady read in part, “Rt. Hon. Speaker, the incidences of rape, sexual violence and abuse in our society has assumed a dangerous dimension to our women and girls and even our responsible men.
“Reports emerge daily about the cases of rape and killing in various forms and dimensions. The situation has called for concerted efforts of all stakeholders to put a stop to these activities of some criminal elements in our society.
“A lot of work has commenced on awareness drive in our state in addition to the mobilisation and intervention programs being carried out under the office of the First lady”.
Recalled that the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. 2, Laws of Osun state, 2002 prescribes a life sentence on anyone found guilty of committing rape while an attempt to commit rape attracts imprisonment of fourteen years.
The State House of Assembly had also directed that the Director of Legal matters for the Assembly to be present at all rape-related cases in Osun courts.

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