SWITZERLAND, JUNE 10 – The Director-General (DG), National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mrs. Julie Okah-Donli, has warned Nigerians to desist from justifying rape or get arrested as suspects.
Okah-Donli made the announcement during a press conference to address the increased cases of rape across the country today, June 10.
She queried parents for not doing enough to take care of their wards and children, explaining that 90 percent of rape cases were committed by uncles, fathers, and relations.
According to her, many careless acts by parents are responsible for rape cases across the country.
She, therefore, said that the agency would approach the Ministry of Justice to push for the establishment of a special court to try rapists.
Okah-Donli also called for life imprisonment instead of capital punishment for convicted rapists, adding that there was a need to educate Nigerians, especially neighbours on rape issues.
The NAPTIP boss said that cases could also be reported on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, among others.