Falana – “Sex offenders’ register can’t stop rapists”

Mrs Funmi Falana, A human rights lawyer and the founder, Women Empowerment and Legal Aids has said that the opening of offenders’ register was not enough to curb incidents of rape and gender-based violence in the country.

She noted that concerted efforts to ensure prosecution of sex offenders would go a long way to deal with rapists.

Falana, who lamented the rising rates of rape and GBV in the country, said mismanagement of rape cases by the police had been responsible for why some victims developed cold feet in reporting rape cases and thus allowed offenders to go scot-free.

 The women’s rights activist, who is the wife of human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), said this at the Erelu Angela Children Home at Iyin Ekiti in the Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti State during her yearly to visit  the children and donate gifts to them.

Falana lamented that the refusal of rape victims to speak out had ensured that most offenders escaped prosecution, hence people continued to perpetrate the evil act.

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