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P1020523The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria is a Non-Governmental, Non-Profit Organization made up of women lawyers which was formed in 1964....

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FIDA condemns Spate of Rape in Yenagoa

Ogbise-Erhisere bayelsa chairBarrister (Mrs.) Dise Ogbise-Erhisere, chairperson, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Bayelsa State Chapter has condemned the spate of gang-raping in Bayelsa State, she reacted to some reported cases of rape over the weekend in the state capital, Yenagoa.

Dise Ogbise-Erhisere made the condemnation while speaking with journalists in her office in Yenagoa.

According to her,

a 15-year old girl was raped at uncompleted building along the D.S.P . Alamieyeseigha Expressway and another case of a group of four boys ganged raping a girl of 16-year-old to the point of death recent.

The chairperson expressed her displeasure over the act against the innocent girls in society who go about their lawful duties and call on relevant security agencies to be alert to curb the increasing cases of this social vice.

She called on parents to advice their male children to desist from the shameful act which attracts the wrath of God and life-imprisonment sentence in our laws.

The chairperson expressed disappointment over a ridiculous settlement proposal made by one of the suspect’s parent in one of the reported cases over the weekend to offer the victim N1000 and a rubber of rice to close the case.

Ogbise-Erhisere vehemently discourage parents not to settle rape cases outside of the court in order for offenders to face the full weight of the law as well as serve as a deterrent to others.

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