LATEST GIST NAPTIP DG SUGGESTS ESTABLISHMENT OF SPECIAL COURT TO TRY RAPISTS By Admin Posted on June 10, 2020 1 min read 0 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP) has proposed the establishment of special courts to try rape cases in Nigeria. The Director-General of the agency, Dame Julie Okah-Donli made this known while fielding questions from journalists in Abuja on Wednesday. According to the NAPTIP DG, the special courts will ensure speedy trial of all persons accused of sexual offences. She also expressed concerns over the non-adoption of the Violence Against Persons Act by some state governments, adding that such states are inadvertently condoning sexual violence in their states. Okah-Donli further disclosed that Nigerians who justify rape now stand at a risk of getting arrested as suspects. She also called for life imprisonment instead of capital punishment for convicted rapists, noting that there was need to educate Nigerians, especially neighbours on rape issues. ”Victim shaming and blaming must stop, culture of silence must be broken. Shame is the portion of the rapist. Empathy and Justice is victim’s. Let’s not normalise rape,” she said.