Rape cases should not be settled out of Court, Says Mrs Udom, Akwa- Ibom Governor's Wife - THE BUSINESS PACKAGE


Saturday, July 18, 2020

Rape cases should not be settled out of Court, Says Mrs Udom, Akwa- Ibom Governor's Wife

There is no doubt that  the  time has come  all stakeholders to pay critical attention to the increasing  cases of rape which  has jeopardized the future of many victims apart from affecting the mental health of many people especially women and the girl child who no longer feel secured as a result of the demonic act against  humanity. 

The First lady of Akwa Ibom State,  Her Excellency , Deaconess,Martha  Udom Emmanuel came up with  this while  interacting with women and other stakeholders in an online  campaign  tagged "War Against  Rape"  put together  by Reverend  Fola  Achudume  of  Victory  Life Bible Church's "Save  Her  Foundation" .
Informing that spouses of governors are throwing their weights behind the campaign against sexual harassment, violence against women, defilement, molestation and rape, the  Governor's wife harped  on concerted efforts by religious organisations, traditional institutions, security agencies and professional  bodies to ensure prompt report of rape  cases,  adding that no rape case should be settled out of court while  culprits should be apprehended. 

 Posting that the whole world will be a better place and rape cases reduced if not  eradicated, Rev Victor  Adeyemi of Global Havest International Church saw the need  for  the  re-orientation of the boy child just as he underscored the need  for men who  engage in the immoral act to re channel their  energies to  fruitful ventures. 
According to him,discipline, values and the fear of God must return to every home , explaining that the society should start  treating  the  female  gender rightly with  total  respect, love ,care,passion  tenderness and desist from seeing them as sex toys that could  be handed  anyhow  just for pleasure.

 Speaking  in  like  manner, Professor  Olubunmi Ashinmolowo of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta  frowned at lack of prompt justice on rape cases  describing it as a challenge  that  those in positions of authorities should  proffer solutions to without  future  delay.
On her part, the lead  facilitator  of the online  campaign against rape Rev Fola Achudume wants mothers  to  be alive to their  responsibilities,  saying  that a situation  where toddlers  and babies  apart  from women and grandmothers are being raped  is demonic,dehumanising and cruel.

The Save Her  Foundation   founder also saw the  need for victims to speak out, government to empower and protect  the  vulnerables in the society,justice system be strengthened to bring  rapists to book  and stakeholders to  intensify awareness on  the  evil associated with every  form  of sexual immorality and the way  out to put  an  end to the ugly trend. 

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