The state Chairman of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, Rabiatu Addra, stated this at a press briefing.
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The Lawyer made this known in a statement issued to newsmen in Lagos on Saturday on domestic violence.
This was revealed by the Chairperson of FIDA in Rivers State, Adata Bio-Briggs, during an interaction with newsmen.
The father was said to have brought the girl to court so that she could testify against her cousin, Omotosho Yahaya, and two others who allegedly conspired to abuse her sexually
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed this in an interview
International Federation of Women Lawyers, Ekiti chapter, has congratulated the winner of Saturday governorship election in the state, Dr Kayode Fayemi of All Progressives Congress and urged him to be magnanimous in victory.
The Chairperson of FIDA in the state, Mary Izam, made the appeal on Tuesday in Jos during a courtesy visit to the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Chrysantus Ahmadu.
“Cases of rape are on the rise in Gombe; in the last three weeks, an average of two cases was recorded everyday,” Dankwambo said on Tuesday in Gombe, when he received the state’s chapter of the International Federation of Women Lawyers.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, FIDA’s National President, Inime Aguma, said FIDA Nigeria recognises the essence of discipline and adherence to professional ethics
The International Federation of Women Lawyers, (FIDA) has called on the Federal Government especially the Legislature to promulgate law that will provide for the of rapists as minimum punishment.