- The Lagos state government has revealed that it recorded not less than 138 domestic violence cases against men in 10 months
- The report was given by the Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Response Team (DVSRT)
- The team has released the mobile helpline #6820# as a measure to tackle cases of violence both domestic and otherwise
The Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Response Team (DVSRT) in Lagos on Thursday, April 19 has announced that it received 138 cases of domestic violence against men between May 2017 to March 2018.
Adeniji Kazeem, Lagos state attorney general and commissioner for justice, revealed this at the 2018 ministerial press briefing at Alausa, Ikeja to mark three years in office of governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, Premium Times reports.
The commissioner stated that 30 cases against men were reported from May 2016 to April 2017, adding that not less than 1,771 domestic and sexual violence cases were reported during the period under review.
As a measure to curb the status quo or even prevent it, Kazeem advised members of the public to dial the helpline: #6820# to report cases of violence for the immediacy of appropriate action by the authority.
Concerning the Lagos state DNA and forensic centre, established in September 2017, Kazeem reported that the centre had received 316 inquiries and had over 71 active cases bothering on homicide, rape, toxicology, child trafficking, serology and others.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had finally commissioned the first DNA forensic centre in West Africa, adding that this move would help in easy resolution of crimes, paternity and other issues through technology.
Ambode commissioned the centre located at Odunlami Street in Lagos Island, on Wednesday, September 27 saying its completion and handing over remained a significant milestone and manifestation of his administration’s policies in reforming the justice sector and make the state safe for residents and investors.
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