Lagos State government has warned perpetrators of domestic violence, child abuse, rape and all forms of gender abuses that the full wrath of the law would be meted on anyone caught in the act.
While leading the rally against domestic violence tagged “Walk to commit and Act,” at Alausa, Ikeja, on Tuesday morning, the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the state government would no longer fold its hands and watch people continue engaging in domestic abuses, warning that anyone caught would be made to feel the full weight of the law.
“This walk is to indicate our support for advocacy against child abuse, rape against women, domestic and sexual violence, and other vices against women and children. We are declaring zero tolerance against it,” he said.
” It is a crime against humanity if you are involved in child or sexual abuse. We are using this walk to warn people to desist from it because the full wrath of the law will be meted on whoever is caught,” he added.
He also urged victims of abuses to speak out as the government is ready to take up the issue.
” It is about time we stop this menace. It is time we have a sane environment. We want people to come out and talk and take up will take up the issue. For those that do not know how to go about it, we have phone numbers they can call to report. We will see to it that justice is done. Our government is against abuse,” he said.