The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Donli-Oka has called for the creation of special courts in Nigeria to prosecute and punish sex offenders within the country.
Donli-Oka who made the comments at a media briefing in Abuja expressed concerns of how some Nigerians justify rape within the several communities in Nigeria.
She also queried parents for not doing enough to take care of their wards and children, explaining that 90 per cent of rape cases were committed by uncles, fathers and relations. According to her, many careless acts by parents are responsible for rape cases across the country.
Mrs Okah-Donli also called for life imprisonment instead of capital punishment for convicted rapists, adding that there was need to educate Nigerians, especially neighbours on rape issues.