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)