Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday prescribed a minimum sentence of 25 years for rapists, saying assault ought not be met with light condemning. Ambode made the suggestion amid a representative stroll against local and sexual viciousness at Alausa.
“It is highly recommended. We need new laws which will respond adequately to the nature and occurrences of this era. Domestic violence is a crime and should be treated as such. The Protection against Domestic Violence Law, 2007 should, therefore, be amended accordingly,” he said.
Ambode encouraged the Nigeria Police Force, which was normally the main purpose of call, to endeavor to be more professional and guarantee legitimate examination of detailed cases by preparing master officers in such manner. The representative said that a great deal of advance had been made in ensuring the privileges of ladies and the young lady tyke, and against “oppression of the female gender”, there was still such a great amount to be finished.