On Friday, the Ekiti state government named and shamed a convicted rapist, Ajewole Dada Filani, by pasting his name and photograph in public places.
Filani, a young man formerly living in Ikere local government area of Ekiti state, is at present serving life imprisonment at the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti for raping a 23 year-old lady.
Under the name and shame initiative, the names and photographs of convicted rapists are pasted on billboards in prominent public places in their communities and local government council headquarters, it is also uploaded on the website of the state Ministry of Justice and other government platforms in addition to being recorded in the sex offender’s register.
Mr. Filani joins four other convicted rapists, who had been similarly treated by the state Ministry of Justice.
The state government explained that it was publicly shaming convicted rapists in the state through the initiative in order to serve as a deterrent to would-be sex offenders and also task families on the upbringing of their members.
The state Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Mr. Olawale Fapohunda said the step was taken in furtherance of the zero tolerance of the Kayode Fayemi administration for violence against women and children.
Source: The Punch