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Police in Kwara prosecute 20 alleged rape cases in 6 monthsPolice in Kwara prosecute 20 alleged rape cases in 6 months 1

The Police Command in Kwara says it has prosecuted 20 alleged rape suspects within the last six months.

Mr Ajayi Okasanmi, Police Public Relations Officer of the command, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin that the alleged rape cases happened between February and August.

SP Okasanmi, who spoke on the sideline of a round-table meeting organised by the International Women Communication Centre (IWCC) to discuss gender issues and accountability, said that the command was not handling cases of rape with levity.

The police spokesman, who presented a paper on the role of security agencies in the prevention of Gender Based Violence (SBV), told NAN that the command was rated high in the country handling of sexual offences.

“I can tell you that Kwara is rated high in the country in the issue of fighting rape and other gender based violence.

“In the recent time, we have charged more than 20 people to court over this issue of rape.

“Before, people tend to compound the issue of rape based on the fact that we are family; he is my cousin; we are from the same community.

 

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