Lagos DSVA Calls For More Mandated Reporting As Man Is Arrainged For Defilement. 

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency received a  report of defilement allegedly perpetrated by one Mr. Ife Adekoya at Imota, Ikorodu.  

The case was immediately incidented at the Imota Family Support Unit Police Station for investigation and was subsequently transferred to the Gender Desk Department of the Lagos State police command. 

The Executive Secretary DSVA,  Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi said the mother of the Survivor  narrated that on the 16th  of june, her neighbor called her to inform her that her daughter ( 12 years old) had been defiled by a neighbor that lives next street. The mother of the survivor asserted that she was informed the following day having  just returned from a trip with her husband leaving the Survivor under the care of her  father-in-law. 

 The mother also alleged that a neighbour alerted her of the incident after engaging the survivor and noticing the suspicious act of the perpetrator who was spotted with blood stains on his trouser. 

 Further questioning by the neighbor revealed that the alleged perpetrator  lured the survivor to the bush and closed her mouth and proceeded to sexually assault her by penetration. 

The matter was charged to court 2 and the perpetrator was arraigned before Magistrate Amope Layinka on the 26th of July, 2023.  He has since been remanded at kirikiri maximum prison  pending DPP’s advice and the matter has been adjourned to September 19, 2023.

We wish to reiterate that all forms of abuse,  neglect,  domestic and sexual violence are crimes against the State and perpetrators would be made to face the full wrath of the law,  we implore all to break the culture of silence by reporting these cases through our toll free line – 08000-333-333, or visit our office at Novel House, plot 3, Jobi Fele Way,  Alausa,  Ikeja. 

Joke Ladenegan–Oginni

Lagos DSVA

3/8/2023

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