Fact You Never Knew: Only 18 People Have Ever Been Convicted Of R.pe In Nigeria’s Legal History


Evans Ufeli, a human rights lawyer, made this revelation yesterday in Lagos.

He said that despite an overwhelming reported cases of s.xual assaults, Nigeria has recorded only 18 r.pe convictions in its legal history.

His words:-

“The Nigerian criminal code recommends life imprisonment for ra.pe convicts and 14 years for attempt r.pe, but only 18 people have ever been convicted in Nigeria.

S.xual abuse matters in law courts are sometimes frustrated by the police and public prosecutors.”

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