- Police/public conflict might soon become a thing of the past
- This is based on the new operational guidelines by the IGP
- Also, measures to deal with gender-based violence was also released
The Inspector-General of police Mohammed Adamu has taken steps to end incessant police/public conflict by unveiling new operational guidelines.
Also, the IGP realed out measures to deal with emerging incidents of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and more.
This was disclosed in a tweet by the police force on Monday, June 8.
Meanwhile, Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun on Monday said that his administration would stop at nothing to punish cases of sexual violence and allied offences.
Abiodun said this when he received in his office an antisexual and gender-based rally led by his wife, Bamidele Abiodun.
The governor assured the team that all cases that affect the safety of women would not just be expeditiously tried, but culprits would be dealt with.
He added that the state government had charged its public prosecution team to ensure that all cases relating to violence against women were fast-tracked and offenders brought to book.
Abiodun said that the state government had also directed its Violence against Persons Prohibition Committee to ensure sensitisation and education of the public on issues surrounding the illegal acts.
He also said that the state executive council including the state Attorney-General had met to consider all issues pertaining to the girl child, women deprivation and all other forms of abuses against women.
“On May 13, we set up a committee: the Violence against Persons Prohibition Committee.
“There is a law that was passed in 2017, but nothing happened.
“What we did was to sit down with our Attorney-General and the rest of our team and this committee was charged to look into all the issues that have to do with the girl child and all forms of abuses against women.
“This, we did, even before the incident of the girl in Edo,” he said.
Abiodun described the walk staged by the high-profile women in the state as “profound and a move in the right direction”.
He assured them that violence against women in any form, either domestic violence would not be condoned in the state.
Earlier in her remarks, the First Lady, Bamidele Abiodun, who convened the rally, called for collective condemnation against cases of violence against women.
“There is an urgent need to speak up against such heinous crime in the society,” she added.
She added that her office was working with the Violence against Persons Prohibition Committee to ensure an effective, comprehensive and coordinated response to cases of sexual and gender based violence in the state.
Abiodun also called for more involvement of men in national conversation on violence against women.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the federal government is not leaving any stone unturned in the fight against abuse and assault on the female folks which is becoming a disturbing trend in the country.