NAPTIP Wants Domestication Of Anti-Violence Law
NAPTIP Wants Domestication Of Anti-Violence Law – The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has urged states to domesticate the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act (VAPP) to address sexual violence in various states of the country.
Director General of the agency, Julie Okah-Donli, gave the charge in Abuja at the weekend when the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) visited the agency.
Okah-Donli also disclosed that the agency has commenced the compilation of a sex offenders’ register following the incident that led to the death of Elizabeth Ochanya Ogbaje in Gboko, Benue State recently.
According to the DG, those who threw caution and dignity to the winds and sexually violated helpless children under their care have no reason to hold public offices, adding that the particulars of such violators will feature prominently in the register.
Lamenting the late Elizabeth’s incidence, she said: “We strongly believe that the likes of the father and son who sexually violated a helpless child under their care have no reason to hold any public office. Their particulars should feature prominently in the said register.”
She disclosed that information reaching NAPTIP indicated that the matter had been charged to court by a law enforcement agency.
“While vigorously working to ensure justice for the gentle soul of the late Elizabeth, NAPTIP wishes to use this medium to appeal to stakeholders to join hands with the agency in its renewed sensitization and awareness to end sexual violence and rape in the country,” she said.