Lagos state bans out-of-court settlement for sexual and domestic violence cases
- The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team announced that cases of rape, defilement, and violence against women would no longer be able to be settled out of court.
- The team coordinator met with tribal leaders to discuss ways of effective intervention when women come to them for advice on how to handle such cases.
- Officials have been trying to reroute cases from traditional settlement to judicial settlement through state legal structures.
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