Governor of Osun State, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola has mentioned the state will quickly release the maiden edition of sexual offenders register.
Oyetola who condemned the menace of rape additionally reiterated that the State has zero-tolerance for something succesful of undermining the human sanctity, dignity and proper to life.
The governor made the disclosure Wednesday in a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Ismail Omipidan made obtainable to newsmen in Osogbo.
He described rape and different types of sexual assault and gender-based violence as a criminal offense towards God and humanity, disclosed that the State would quickly release its maiden edition of Sex and Gender-Based Offender’s Register.
He mentioned the Register would amongst others assist to blacklist offenders and forestall recurrence.
The Governor averred that the state authorities was decided to deploy the total weight of the legislation towards perpetrators of rape and all different crimes towards girls and kids, including that laws towards the ‘heinous acts’ can be strengthened by the federal government via its assist to the legislature.
“Rape and sexual violence towards girls and kids are assuming an unacceptable prevalence fee within the nation. As a accountable authorities, we roundly condemn this barbarous act in its entirety. Indeed, we have now zero tolerance for them. Rape attracts life imprisonment whereas an try to commit the offence will earn the offender upon conviction 14 years imprisonment.
“As half of our zero-tolerance resolve, the State is compiling the maiden edition of Sex and Gender-Based Offender’s Register. This Register will amongst others assist to blacklist offenders and forestall a recurrence”, he mentioned.
Oyetola appealed to mother and father, guardians and academics to counsel their male kids, wards and pupils on crimes towards girls and kids simply as he advocated huge sensitisation and enlightenment programmes that might assist to battle towards rape and sexual violence.