Community leaders pledged to expose perpetrators of child sexual abuse in Lagos

The executive director of Cece Yara foundation Mrs Grace Ketefe and the domestic and sexual violence response team (Dsvrt) equipped stakeholders in Gaskia, a community in Ajegunle, under Ajeromi Ifelodun local government area of Lagos state with information that is required in reporting child sexual abuse in their community if there is any.

Among the stakeholders that pledged to report cases of child sexual abuse was the Baale of Oridilu, Lateef Alabi Olatunji, the Balogun of Oridilu chief Ibrahim Oladimeji Balogun, Iya Loja of Oridilu and the chairman of Traditional birth attendant in the area.

Baale of Oridilu community in Ajegunle Alhaji Lateef told our reporter at the event that “It is a lovely program that should be replicated in many suburbs in Lagos where this immoral act is prevalent. Before now, some women don’t know a foundation like Cece Yara foundation exists.

Some parent forcefully abused their children sexually and physically, and because the mother does not know what to do, the issues are usually swept under the carpet. Sometimes the perpetrators were usually forgiven, who takes Care of the trauma the young girl lives with for the rest of her life. I think this is a good initiative and I encourage the foundation to keep it up”.

In the same vein, Balogun Oridilu chief Oladimeji told reporter that “I am glad Cece Yara brought this program to our community. I want to make a plea to the organizers that they shouldn’t let my effort exposing perpetrators be in vain. In the past, I have always followed cases of child sexual abused to the latter.

From gender to Mirabel to court. I usually get discouraged when perpetrators are discharged without getting a commensurate judgment. We won’t indict anyone falsely, I pledge to report real perpetrators in this community even if is a family member”.

The executive director of Cece Yara Mrs Ketefe intimated newsmen the purpose of the pledge meeting, how long the foundation was founded, the helpline 0800-800-8001 to report to when there is a case, and why Oridilu community in Ajegunle was identified as a beneficiary in the intervention.

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