Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Why Rape Cases Are Increasing – Police

Mrs Sybil Akinfenwa, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of  Sango, Ibadan, on Tuesday said  rape cases had been on the increase because victims’ families fail  to report the incidents to law enforcement agents.

Akinfenwa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the Force was   ready to deal with any case of rape reported.

“It is so sad that cases of rape and child defilement have continued to be on the increase because relations of victims do not report such incidents to the police,’’ she said.

Akinfenwa  said that in some instances when such cases were reported to the police, relations of victims would not want the law enforcement agents to continue with the trial of  suspects.

“The relations of rape victims will come to the police and say they are discontinuing with the case because they are feeling shy or afraid of public ridicule,’’ she said.

Akinfenwa said the police authorities were ready to apply the relevant laws of the land in dealing with rape suspects and urged members of the public to report any culprit.

She  also called on parents to deploy  moral measures to address the problems of  rape and child defilement.

Akinfenwa further  urged parents not to send female children to the streets to hawk, saying  that this could expose them to  danger.  (NAN)

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