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Nigeria to Launch the Sex Offender Register …Amina Salihu Spits Fire on Rape Issues

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Sandra Ukele

Amina Salihu has said that Nigeria is about to launch a tool the ‘Sex Offender Register’ that will name and shame rapists and sexual offenders.

The tool which is a sexual case register created to examine the intersection between gender and corruption using rape and violation of bodily integrity as a means will enter the details of rapists and expose them to public scrutiny.

According to Madam Salihu, who is the Senior Program Officer, MacArthur Foundation Nigeria, the tool is going to be a name and shame tool  where cases that have been convicted in court will be captured on the database. This is going to be digital and linked to the NAPTIN website.

In her words, “what this means is that when you take a court case that has been concluded, you check the person's name, you have their location, their peculiarities whether they have tribal marks, whether they are dark or fair.

“Even if you changed your name or grew a beard  we will still know because your biometrics will…