The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has just published names and photographs of some convicted sex offenders in Nigeria.
The Director-General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, shared the list on her social media page, as she stated that the agency is determined to start naming and shaming all sex offenders.
She also revealed that more names of sex offenders would be published once they are convicted.
The list contained the names of ten males, their addresses, offences and year of conviction.
A breakdown showed that six persons were convicted in 2019, while the remaining four were sentenced in 2020; they were arraigned on charges of incest and rape.
The convicted sex offenders are listed as Friday Elijah, Shehu Abubakar, Asateru Gabriel, Adenekan Adegboyega, Emeka Akile, Olaoluwa David Ajibade, Vincent Akande, Abdulkareem Yahaya Danmallam, Yusuf Francis Kyemang, and Basiru Adeyanju.
See some reactions to the list below;
@toogood2012: Is this all? 10 convicts for how many years? U are trying ma but just trying to tell u to improve on the area of prosecution. Majority are not getting justice and too many offenders are out there walking freely.
@rrgg242: Madam if i may.the sex offenders register need to be expanded.there are index crimes.most victims are ashamed to come out. create an anonymous means of http://disclosure.you will be amazed at the rise in number of cases in Nigeria.
@tersugh: Why do they even look alike (horrible)? Obviously, if evil enters into the heart of a man, he is uglified.
@AfricWomenPower: It appears that it is mostly men from a lower socioeconomic strata, who are on this list. Is justice only for POOR men ? We know that men in privileged positions are also RAPISTS. I imagine that they are able to pay their way thru the justice system.
Hence, aren’t labeled “convicted.”
@stopthecut2020: Louder please..This register must go viral, and the punishment should be stiffer too, to discourage others. We recommend adopting @James_Faleke ‘s suggestions.