205 CHILDREN SEXUALLY ABUSED IN LAGOS


Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor, Dr. Dolapo Badru

Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor, Dr. Dolapo Badru

At least 205 children were abused sexually and physically in the last one year in Lagos.Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Youth and Social Development, Dr. Dolapo Badru made the revelation today at a press conference in Lagos. He said the figures were those brought to the attention of the Lagos State Government and registered.

He said 233 matrimonial cases were recorded during the year, 72 cases of denial, 838 relating to maintenance, 335 on issues relating to legal custody, 63 cases of negligence and 20 cases of pre-marriage counseling.

Badru explained that 493 juvenile cases were recorded in the last one year adding that 35 cases were registered, 34 transferred to other states, 30 repatriated to other countries,  24 committed to correctional homes, 55 children released on supervision while 147 cases were closed.

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