SP Benjamin Hundeyin
The Nigeria Police Force has disclosed that it recorded 111 defilement cases in Lagos State, between April and June 2023.
The Lagos State Command’s Spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday.
Hundeyin said that the command was concerned about the increasing number of defilement cases in the state.
He said that within the same period, 14 r*pe cases and 56 cases of domestic violence were recorded.
The Police image-maker said 99 suspects were charged to court within the period.
He further said that 83 cases were currently under investigation, showing the command’s commitment to prosecuting any domestic and gender-based violence in Lagos State.
Hundeyin said that the remodeling of the command’s Gender Unit by CP Idowu Owohunwa, was an indication of his commitment to deal decisively with gender-based violence culprits.
He said that more officers had been trained and added to the unit with a view to improving investigations on gender-based violence cases.
The Police spokesperson appealed to the public to always speak out when abused or when they witnessed gender and sexual abuses around them, and assured that the command would rise to protect their rights.