Following the rising cases of rape and other violence against women, the Oyo State House of Assembly has commenced a review of existing laws on sexual violence and input stricter punishment.
This was as a result of the gruesome gang rape and murder of Barakat Bello in Akinyele area of the State.
The Chairman, Parliamentary Council of the House of Assembly, Ayotunde Fatokun during an interview with journalists on Friday in Ibadan shortly after visiting and commiserating with the family of Barakat stated that it was imperative for people to support government by exposing evil doers and criminals in their community to law enforcement agencies.
As a way,Fatokun who represents Akinyele Constituency 1 in the State House of Assembly disclosed that there is an ongoing inter-committee legislative business with the House Committee on Women to properly scrutinise the existing law and review it, where appropriate.
“I just spoke with the Chairman House Committee on women today to ensure that we look into the law that protects women and guaranty their security. We are working tirelessly and we are going to really come up with a meaningful outcome.
I have visited Barakat’s parents. I have called my colleagues in the house to work together. We are working with the police now and I would like to tell you that the police station in Ikereku had been abandoned for a very long time but we have now mobilised police officers there now.”