Sex Offenders in Trouble As Lagos Government Announces New Sanctions

Sex Offenders in Trouble As Lagos Government Announces New Sanctions

  • Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration is not letting its guard down when it comes to putting women first
  • This is as the government has begun publishing details of convicted sex offenders as part of measures to check sexual violence and create public awareness of such misdeeds
  • Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, the executive secretary of Lagos state domestic and sexual violence agency (DSVA) made this known on Thursday, March 10, through a statement

The Lagos state government has begun the publication of pictures and details of sex offenders.

At a media briefing, the executive secretary of the State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA), Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, said the commencement of the initiative was in line with the provisions of the state’s domestic and sexual violence agency law.

Details of convicted sex offenders to be publicized include – name, picture of the sex offender, nature of the offence and the duration of the sentence handed down by the court, Daily Trust reports.

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Lagos Begins Publication Of Sex Offenders’ Pictures, Details
The name and picture of the sex offender, the nature of the offence as well as the duration of the sentence handed down by the court would be published. Photo credit: African Feminism
Source: Facebook

The details of sex convicts, she said are to be published periodically on the State Government’s website, (, the website of the Ministry of Justice ( and the Agency’s website, (

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She revealed that letters of advisory have been issued to local governments and traditional rulers of the communities where the convicts previously resided.

The Executive Secretary declared that the measure is one amongst many deployed by the State Government to end the culture of impunity and to serve as a deterrence to would-be sex offenders.

Gov Sanwo-Olu grants scholarship to two out-of-school girls he saw by the roadside in Lagos

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday, February 3 gave hope to two out-of-school girls he met on his way to official duty.

This was revealed by his spokesman, Gboyega Akosile, in a post seen by on his Facebook page.

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Akosile wrote:

“The governor was heartbroken to see the girls on the road during school hours, with buckets on their heads, stopped his convoy, inquired why they were not in school. They told him their parents couldn't afford tuition fees."

Issue a circular on hijab, MURIC tells Lagos state government

Meanwhile, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has reached out to the Lagos government, demanding the issuance of a circular on the permissibility of using hijab in public schools in the state.

The demand was made in a statement by the director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.

MURIC hinged its request on incidents in the state’s public schools in which some teachers allegedly maltreated female Muslim students who use hijab.


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