Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong says he has directed the state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice to open a sex offenders register in the state.
Lalong said this during a webinar on addressing sexual, gender-based violence and rape in Nigeria, organised by Gideon and Funmi Para-Mallam of Peace Foundation.
“One thing we take very seriously as a government is the prosecution of rape and sexual offenders. Following increase in rape cases in the country, I have directed the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice to step up vigorous prosecution of offenders no matter their status.
‘Very soon, we shall open a Sexual Offenders Register where the data of convicted offenders shall not only be deposited, but their identity made public so that they are named and shamed. I believe that they are the ones that are entitled to stigmatization not their victims.’