Rape is a state, not a family problem in Nigeria. This is what the police told me when I visited the Family Support Unit building at the Sango Ota Area Police Command in Ogun State on Friday, October 16 this year.

Of course, I know this to be true. But, in Nigeria, with around 80 million of the estimated 203 million people living below the poverty line and all kinds of cultures and customs, how many people know this? Your guest is as good as mine.

The truth is that rapists seem to be on the rampage in the states of our beloved country and the police are obstructed, ill equipped, underfunded and unmotivated by the federal government to address rape, desecration, child abuse and sexual violence. , head

In Ogun State, for example, in June this year, Dapo Abiodun, the state governor, told the world that his state will be ruthless in rape cases.

Abiodun dropped this big news when Bamidele Abiodun, his wife, led an anti-sexual and gender-based rally at his office at Oke Mosan in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The governor assured that cases related to violence and rape could be expedited by the public prosecutor’s team and violators could be held accountable.

Five months later, on Monday Agbonikan, deputy commissioner of police and commander of the Sangota police command with the permission, support and approval of Edward Awolowo Ajogun, the state police commissioner, has erected a family support unit building for the police under his command. .

The building, according to my findings, is 80% functional and Bamidele Abiodun, wife of Dapo Dapo Abiodun, governor of the state. Kabiyesi from Sango Ota, as well as the chairman of the Ado-Ota local government area, have supported the project.

It is scheduled to be officially commissioned in October this year, even as work has begun on the serious business of the police clearing Sango Ota of rapists and other criminals.

Also speaking, Yemisi Alli-Yaunaduo, the officer in charge said that in the past month, a man who raped a 6-year-old girl and the girl’s father tried to bury the case under the pretense of being a family. problem, he now he is cooling his feet in one of the correctional centers of the state.

Justice was also served in some rape cases where the victims were traced to Ijebu Ode, Akute, Ifo, Lagos etc.

Sango FSU Police Command, has a well-equipped interrogation room, reception, offices, amenities, marked toys, etc.

The truth is that the police attached to the unit are spending their money on logistics and well-being of the victims and suspects for now. Therefore, non-governmental organizations as well as other civic-minded individuals must come to the aid of the police at Sango Ota Command with vehicles, financial and other support to get the job done.

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