Ekiti State Government in the western zone of Nigeria Monday announced new measures aimed at curbing sexual violence, especially child defilement and rape in the state.
The State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Wale Fapounda at a press conference to announce the new measures disclosed that persons currently standing trial for offence of child defilement and those whom the Director of Public Prosecution had issued a ‘case to answer’ legal advice for the same offense will henceforth undergo compulsory psychiatry test.
Other measures according to the Commissioner include pasting of photographs of convicted sex offenders in prominent public spaces in their local government headquarters and uploading the sex offenders’ photographs on the website of the Ministry of Justice.
Such sex offenders, according to the Justice Commissioner would also have their photographs shown on the state owned Television station and their names announced on state radio, in an apparent move to name and shame them.
Fapounda said the state came up with these new drastic measures when previous measures, which included aggressive prosecution of sex offenders, opening of sex offenders register and disqualification from prerogative of mercy appeared not sufficient enough to curb the scourge.