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Group Urges Lagos CP To Join Hands In Combating Domestic And Sexual Violence Against Women

Group Urges Lagos CP To Join Hands In Combating Domestic And Sexual Violence Against Women

Eniola Awokoya

Bamigbala Adekola
A group known for frowning at abuses christened ‘Domestic and Sexual Violence Rescue Team’ (DSVTR) has urged the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Oluwole Edgar to join hands in the fight against domestic and sexual violence across the state.

The group made the urge in a courtesy visit to the police headquarters, Lagos command on Wednesday.

The team from DSVTR seeks out from the CP absolute support in combating domestic violence in the state urging police officers to stand, guard and bring to book any form of violence in the state most especially against women.

“we will not hesitate to make report of any case of violence to the commissioner of Police as long as we can trust the police force in delivering adequate support”

In his response, Mr. Edgar advised the group to report any case of Violence directly to the police force as the security agency will not hesitate to respond to such a criminal act.

“All cases of violence must be reported to the police force and we will make sure justice is adequately pursued without delay from any police officer from the senior officers to the rank and files across the state.

Meanwhile, if any police officer is found guilty of corruption in combating any violent crime, the police force through the Inspector General of Police IGP will not be slack to deal with such officer”. He said

In addition, Mr. Edgar said he has mandated all the Divisional Police Officers (DPO) to hit the ground running by facing and bringing to book any case of domestic violence noting that such cases are sensitive and needs special attention.