Domestic Sexual Violence has become a law in Oyo State with five years jail term attached.
News Rain Nigeria reports that Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday 24th November 2020, during its plenary passed into law Domestic Sexual Violence Bill 2019.
The newly passed law Bill will help the State to manage any cases related to Domestic Sexual Violence, with defaulters to be for the period of five years jail term.
The State House of Assembly reaffirms its commitment to the protection of Child’s right and sexual abuses, maintained that any person who engages in domestic sexual violence with a child is guilty of an offense is liable on conviction to a minimum of five years imprisonment or a minimum of N500, 000 or both.
Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin the Speaker of the House, while briefing the House on the development stressed that the rising cases of child abuse in the society, noting that the just-passed bill is an effort towards ending rape, child abuse, and other sexual offenses.
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The Speaker noted that the Oyo State government is obviously committed to nipping rape and other sexual offenses in the bud and relevant laws are needed to ensure offenders are duly punished.
Ogundoyin said aside from offenders of domestic sexual violence, any person who causes pornographic materials to be sent to public space or cyberspace to which a child may have access is guilty of an offense and also liable on conviction to five years imprisonment or fine of N5, 000, 000 or both.
“Likewise, any person who stigmatizes a victim of sexual offenses under this just-passed bill is guilty of an offense and liable on conviction to a maximum of two years imprisonment and a maximum fine of N200, 000.
“The committee on women affairs and community development has done a commendable work and we trust the executive will assent the law in no time for proper implementation and effectiveness.”