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Ekiti circulates photos of convicted rapists

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Ekiti State Government has publicly shamed two convicted sex offenders in its renewed onslaught against rape and other sexual offences to serve as deterrence to others .
It pasted the photographs of the two convicted sex offenders , Basiru Adeyanju and Abiodun Olusola , in public places in the state and as well on various online platforms for the crimes they committed which earned them prison sentences .
They are the third and fourth convicted sex offenders publicly shamed through publishing of names and photographs .
A public notice released by the state Ministry of Justice on Thursday stated that “ the two had been registered in the ministry ’ s sex offenders ’ register and as well published on all social media platforms of the ministry ” .
A statement from the office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice , Mr Olawale Fapohunda, read , “ The step was in furtherance of the zero tolerance policy of the Fayemi administration to violence against women and children ” .
The action , according to Fapohunda, “ is aimed at discouraging sexual violence against women and minors which has reached alarming rate in the state ”.
Adeyanju, formerly of Irona Street , Ado Ekiti , was convicted and currently serving a 14 – year prison term at the Nigerian Correctional Centre , Ado Ekiti for the attempted rape of a 17 – year -old girl .
Abiodun , on the other hand , formerly of Ijero Ekiti , is also currently serving a 10 – year prison sentence in the same facility for the rape of a 61 -year – old woman.
Recall that a former Anglican priest , Gabriel Asateru , and Ajibade Olaoluwa , who were both convicted for raping minors , were earlier publicly shamed .
The Ekiti State Sex Offenders Register was opened in 2013 while the public shaming started in 2019 .

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