Lagos ‘ll not tolerate rape, domestic violence – Deputy Governor

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Lagos State Deputy Governor, Mrs Orelope Adefulire, Tuesday, said that the scourge of rape and domestic violence will not be tolerated in the state.

Addressing activists, civil society groups and advocates, who took part in a walk to create awareness on rape in Lagos State at her office, Adefulire who was represented by a Special Assistant attached to the Deputy Governor’s Office, Mr Risikat Akinyode said the menace must be put to an end in the state and indeed in the country. the deputy governor's office in Lagos
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Earlier in her address, founder of the Mirabel Centre, Itoro Eze-Anaba, the organisers of the walk, said that the aim of the rape walk with the theme, “Not in our communities” is to provide a platform where all stakeholders in the fight against rape and sexual assault, can mobilise the community to take action against perpetrators of rape and report such cases to appropriate authority.

Mirabel Centre rape walk in Lagos...
Mirabel Centre rape walk in Lagos…

She said: “Ikeja Motor Park was strategically chosen as the meeting point as this will enable us to create awareness among different sectors of the community who use the motor park including road transport workers, bus drivers, okada riders, among others.”