In a bid to further strengthen the effectiveness of law against sexual violence, Ogun State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, has affirmed that all cases related to sexual violence will continue to enjoy speedy dispensation of Justice in the State.
Hon. Justice Dipeolu made this known while receiving members of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC), Ogun State Branch in her office while on their advocacy visit as part of the activities marking the Commission’s 2021 Annual 16 days Activism and International Human Right Day which holds every 10th of December.
The Chief Judge who described all kinds of sexual violence act as unacceptable in the society, promised to join in the struggle to eradicate the menace, adding that prevention of gender based violence and child abuse should not be handled with levity.
“I think the society will soon be rid of the criminals, so we don’t have to wait until we are affected directly before we react expeditiously by some unscrupulous people carrying out this act” His Lordship emphasized
Hon. Justice Dipeolu thereby called on all parents and leaders in the society to always encourage all sexual abuse victims, to speak out whenever they are being ill-treated.
All parents were also enjoined to endeavour to engender equal rights especially when assigning tasks to both their wards in other to avoid being subservient.
Enlightening members of the NHRC on the Multi-Door Court Houses across the State, the Chief Judge, encouraged the Commission to patronize the Court Houses for mediation on divorce cases as an alternative to litigation.
Earlier, in his address, the Coordinator of the National Human Rights Commission, Ogun State Branch, Mr Oluwaponmile Shodeinde, appreciated the Chief Judge for his Lordship support at ensuring that justice is been dispensed speedily with respect to sexual related offences. He solicited for more support to fight against the menace in the society through justice.