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Oyo Assembly to review laws on rape, sexual violence against women

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Oyo State House of Assembly is set to review existing laws on sexual violence and input stricter punishment.

The Chairman, Parliamentary Council of the House of Assembly, Honourable Ayotunde Fatokun made the assertion while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan shortly after visiting and commiserating with the family of Barakat.

Barakat Bello, until her untimely death was a National Diploma student studying Science Laboratory Technology at the Federal College of Animal Health and Production, Ibadan.

 
Fatokun who represents Akinyele Constituency 1 in the House of Assembly stated that it was imperative for people to support government by exposing evildoers and criminals in their community to law enforcement agencies.

To check rising cases of rape and other violence against women in the state, Fatokun disclosed that there is ongoing inter-committee legislative business with the House Committee on Women to properly scrutinise existing laws and review them where appropriate.

Meanwhile, a faith-based Muslim group, Nasirulahi’L Fathi, (NASFAT) has decried the increase in violence against women and children in the country. 

NASFAT in a statement issued by its Kaduna chapter Chairman, Muhyideen Alimi Yusuf, called for action against such practices, describing as worrisome, the violence against women and children, which manifested in the form of rape and gruesome murder.



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