SEXUAL VIOLENCE: Kano CJ Recommends Stiffer Penalty

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Kano CJ, Sexual violence, SGBV

Kano State Chief Judge, Justice Umar Nura Sagir has decried the alarming rate of cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) ravaging the country, noting that violators should be severely punished to deter others.

According to him, reported cases of SGBV are growing at alarming rate, noting that there is immediate need for judicial action to stem the tide.

Justice Sagir,  in a goodwill message at the flag off  of the  sitting of the  special investigation panel on SGBV North West zone, held at Tahir Guest Palace on Monday, disclosed that in the year 2018, 1, 142 (One Thousand One Hundred And Forty Two) reported  SGBV  cases were recorded in Kano.

He further disclosed that in 2019, 741 cases (Seven Hundred and Forty One) were reported.

The Chief Judge, who was represented at the occasion by Chief Magistrate, Mariam Sabo Ahmed (mni) averred that the judiciary would continue to expedite actions on cases of gender based violence.

He stated that stiffer punishments would be meted out on those found guilty, explaining that such measures would serve as a deterrent to those nursing similar evil intent.

Justice Sagir noted that a special medical facility has been established at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital to cater for the medical needs of SGBV victims.

In his goodwill message, the chairman, Kano state Public Complaint and Anti Corruption, Muhyi Magaji disclosed that reported cases of SGBV in North West Nigeria has a distinct dimension from those recorded in other parts of the country.

He therefore appealed to the panel to take discreet notice that most victims in the NorthWest not only suffer from physical violations, they also suffer  psychological trauma, urging the panel to recommend solutions that would tame the rampant gender incited forms of  violence, describing the situation as disturbing and alarming.

According to him, reported cases of SGBV are growing at alarming rate, noting that there is immediate need for judicial action to stem the tide.

Justice Sagir,  in a goodwill message at the flag off  of the  sitting of the  special investigation panel on SGBV North West zone, held at Tahir Guest Palace on Monday, disclosed that in the year 2019, 1, 142 (One Thousand One Hundred And Forty Two) reported  SGBV  cases were recorded in Kano.

He further disclosed that in 2019, 741 cases (Seven Hundred and Forty One) were reported.

The Chief Judge, who was represented at the occasion by Chief Magistrate, Mariam Sabo Ahmed (mni) averred that the judiciary would continue to expedite actions on cases of gender based violence.

He stated that stiffer punishments would be meted out on those found guilty, explaining that such measures would serve as a deterrent to those nursing similar evil intent.

Justice Sagir noted that a special medical facility has been established at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital to cater for the medical needs of SGBV victims.

In his goodwill message, the chairman, Kano state Public Complaint and Anti Corruption, Muhyi Magaji disclosed that reported cases of SGBV in North West Nigeria has a distinct dimension from those recorded in other parts of the country.Muhy Magaji

He therefore appealed to the panel to take discreet notice that most victims in the NorthWest not only suffer from physical violations, they also suffer  psychological trauma, urging the panel to recommend solutions that would tame the rampant gender incited forms of  violence, describing the situation as disturbing and alarming.

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