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Wife-Beaters In Ogun Will Be Treated As Criminals – Says Gov. Amosun

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has declared war on men who beat their wives in the state.
The Governor on Wednesday said any man found guilty will face prosecution and be treated as criminals in the state, going forward.

Amosun gave this declaration when he spoke at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, after an advocacy walk against gender-based violence organized by Women Arise in conjunction with the state government.

The governor in his address said women play a pivotal role in nation building and democracy.

According to him, any form of violence against women is violence against humanity.

Amosun said: “Anyone that violates the rights of women is a criminal, he must be prosecuted.
“We will not tolerate violence against women.

“We say capital no to rape, women battery, assault, child abuse and kidnapping of women.

“Every day we are witnessing domestic violence against women; women being beaten to a stage of coma.

 This is not right.

“Ogun will no longer tolerate such heinous act.

“Women are our wives, they are our daughters and mothers, we must take care of them.

“When the home is okay, the local government will be okay, when this is okay, state will be okay and the nation will be okay.

“Thank God our lawmakers are here, they will expedite a bill on violence against women.

“As a government, we will support initiative like this, when there is no violence of any form in the state investors will come.

In her remark, the wife of the governor, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, described women as nation builders and thus be protected from abuse and violence.

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