Ekiti sex offenders face tough times following the state government’s announcement to subject them to ridicule including publishing their names.
The state Attorney General and Justice Commissioner Wale Fapohunda told newsmen of the stringent measures on Monday at Ado-Ekiti.
According to Fapohunda, henceforth compulsory psychiatric test will be conducted on sex offenders with their names published and photographs of offenders on the website of the Ministry of Justice.
The names of such offenders would also be announced on the state-owned radio and television stations, while the monarchs of the towns the culprits hailed from would be alerted, the commissioner explained.
“The additional measures put in place include pasting the photographs of convicted offenders in prominent public spaces in their communities and local government headquarters.
“Issuing an advisory to the traditional rulers of the offenders’ communities on the status of the offenders. Uploading the sex offenders’ photographs on the website of the Ministry of Justice.
“Showing photographs of sex offenders on Ekiti State Television, announcing their names on radio and television.
“Compulsory psychiatric test for persons of whom the Director of Public Prosecution has issued a case to answer legal advice for the offence of child defilement. This also includes persons standing trials,” he said.