The Akwa Ibom State First Lady, Dr. Martha Emmanuel has announced that her pet platform, Family Empowerment Youth Reorientation Path-initiative, FEYReP would embark on naming and shaming of perpetrators of rape in the State.
The First Lady announced this in an interaction with Journalists in Uyo following the growing reported cases of rape in the state.
Dr. Emmanuel who vowed to ensure the conviction of rapists through the help of law enforcement agents called on lawmakers to enact legislation with stiffer penalties on rapists, child abusers, and predators in the state.
She also called on all stakeholders and other relevant actors to rise to the occasion and tackle rape and other related gender-based violence.
“I call on all stakeholders and key actors in this fight to act now. The traditional institution, religious bodies and civil societies should as a matter of urgency act now, we cannot continue to sit and watch while evil men molest our young girls”.
“I’m always very emotional whenever I hear of these cases that I wonder what is happening in our society. How can a grown-up man take delight in molesting a small girl of only 2 years? She queried.