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Ondo witnessed increase in domestic violence, rape in 2022: NSCDC

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it handled no less than 150 domestic violence and rape cases in Ondo last year. 

Olayinka Olatundun, the NSCDC commandant, disclosed this to reporters in Akure and stated that the figure showed an increase in domestic crimes in Ondo. 

“The Anti-Human Trafficking, Irregular Migration, and Gender Unit handled 150 cases which goes to show that the rate of domestic violence, rape, and other domestic crimes are on the increase,” Mr Olatundun said on Wednesday. 

Aside from the domestic crimes, he identified other criminal cases handled and reported to the para-military outfit as robbery, vandalism, cybercrime, and illegal mining, among others. 

Between January and December 2022, 1,900 cases were incidents with the following statistical details: suspected dealing in adulterated petroleum products (14), vandalisation of transformer (12), stolen prepaid meters (14), malicious damage of farm by herders (35), cybercrime (10), robbery (10), illegal mining (4) amongst many others, the NSCDC boss in Ondo explained.

“The statistics above show a higher number of reported cases as against 2021, which was put at 1,725, and this could be due to an increase in public confidence in the Corps,” Mr Olatundun stated. 

The NSCDC commandant added, “It is also worthy of note that our 25 Grievance Management Centres cut across the state entertained 510 cases in the year under review with 406 cases resolved using Alternative Dispute Resolution.”

Source: GazetteNGR

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