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Nigeria-Gender Security: S A On Gender And Development To Cross River Governor Synergises With State Attorney-general, Director Public Prosecution To Fastrack Trial Of All Pending Rape Cases

By Emmanuel Daudu/Abuja-Nigeria

The Special Assistant On Gender And Development to the governor of Cross River state in Nigeria, Ms. Blessing Ekpo synergises with state Attorney-general, Director Public Prosecution to Fastrack trial of all Pending rape cases in the state.

Hon. Blessing, the energetic activist disclosed this to Africa Security Investigation correspondent recently via electronic chat.

In her words, “today I had an emergency meeting with the State Attorney-General and commissioner for Justice, Hon Tanko Ashang Esq., The Director Public Prosecution, F I. Ititim Esq., and the Senior State Council one (1), Barr. (Mrs) Blessing Egwu to suggest ways of possible synergy and assistance in other to fastract the trial of all pending cases of rape in the state amidst the pandemic”, she said.

Revealing the outcome of the meeting, she said, “in the meeting, the trio assured me of their total commitments to the course as the level at which people are being raped in recent times is unbecoming and also increasing at an increasing rate; a situation they described as unacceptable and promised to do all they can to fight the scourge to a stand still in the state”.

However, she admonished the federal government to make hastily measures to curb the menace.