ABAKALIKI- Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi yesterday demanded for the records of ongoing rape cases from the security agencies, particularly, the Nigeria Police Force.
Umahi who made the demand, during his weekly statewide broadcast to update the citizens on the fight against COVID-19, said “I want to get involved”.
According to him, it’s a very terrible crime and we have to ensure that we treat it as such.
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The Governor directed the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Bar. Cletus Ofoke and his counterpart in the Ministry of Border Peace and Conflict Resolutions, Mr. Stanley Okoro Emegha, to meet with security agencies in order to avail him of the records of the ongoing rape cases in the State.
He ordered the security agencies to keenly study the law on rape, saying, “it is not a bailable offence”.
He said, “we had a very serious discussion on the issue of rape in the various States in our recent meeting.”
“I want security agencies to look inward and check the law, I’m not sure that rape case is bailable. It is not bailable. I want the HAG and the Commissioner for Bother Peace to meet with the security people. I want to know the cases that are ongoing on rape. I want to get involved. It’s a very terrible crime and we have to ensure that we treat it as such”.
Source : independent.ng