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Police will implement violence against persons Act – I-G


Abuja -The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Solomon Arase, has reassured Nigerians that the Police would ensure full implementation of the Violence Against Persons Act.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Force spokesperson, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, on Wednesday in Abuja.

Arase gave the assurance when representatives of the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Director-General of NAPTIP, Director, Women & Gender Affairs, visited him.

Others are; the Chief Magistrate of the FCT Judiciary, the Deputy Country Representative – UN Women and other stakeholders in the fight against gender-based violence and violence against persons.

He said that a technical team was already in place to look into all cultural inhibitions against proper prosecution of offenders in this regard.

Arase added that the Nigeria Police Force had begun the training of officers billed for Gender-based violence desks on diverse courses.

He said that an e-library would be launched in December to equip lawyers for proper discharge of their functions.

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Responding, the representatives unanimously agreed to collaborate with the Police to fight gender-based violence and violence against persons.(NAN)

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