…Sanwo-Olu’s wife Joke protests rape cases in the country
On Friday, Mrs. Joke Sanwo-Olu along with some other prominent women in the state including the wife of Deputy Governor Mrs. Oluremi Hamzat condemned the rampant rape cases in the country.
Sanwo-Olu’s wife said that the state has zero-tolerance for rape. She condemned the act as she says that only beasts do such things. She described the rape incidents as abhorrent and heinous and says that “together we must fight to stamp out rape in the state”.
This is following the recent rape of women in different states.
First was the case of Uwaila Omozuwa, a 22-year-old young lady and 100-level student of Microbiology, University of Benin who was attacked with a fire extinguisher in a church where she was studying, raped and killed.
Not long after the assault on this lady, another case of a young lady, 18-year-old, was reported. Barakat was said to have been a student of the Federal Institute of Animal Production Technology, Moore Plantation, Apata, Ibadan, Oyo State. She was also raped by some group of men and then killed.
Similarly, a young salesgirl in Lagos here was raped by a 45-year-old dispatcher in a shop where he had gone to pick up goods. He saw that the girl was alone in the shop and took the opportunity to sexually assault her.
These various incidents have prompted various forms of protests from various corners of the country.
Notable people such as the President of the country and his wife have also condemned the crime.