Edo: Court convicts 91 for rape, defilement

No fewer than 91 persons have been convicted for rape and defilement in Edo State.
President of Child Protection Network, Jennifer Ero, said 215 cases bordering on rape were taken to court.
According to her, the convictions were secured in courts between 2010 and 2019.

Ero stated this during the graduation of Ceremony of over 100 trainees from Society for the Empowerment of Young Persons (SEYP).
The activist decried high level of vulnerability of young persons in society.
The CPN President said: “Irregular migration and Human Trafficking are difficult to stop, but with sustain campaign, it would help require to put the menace at bay.
“When a Child is sexually assaulted at home, there is a tendency for them to take any offer like trafficking and irregular migration.
“If our women are empowered economically, they will be able to train their Children in schools and prevent them from been vulnerable to vices.” Ero said.

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