The Sex Offender Register contains the details of anyone convicted, cautioned or released from prison for sexual offences. The register is kept by the police with information of the sex offender such as passport number, national insurance number, bank account details, DNA, fingerprints and photographs. If your relative or friend has been accused or convicted of a sex offence, their details will be held on the Sex Offender Register. This may have some implications for you and other members of your family, particularly anyone under the age of 18, who live in your home.
In Lagos State, Nigeria, the Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has signed an executive bill to officially open a register for all sex offenders in the state. This is the first in Nigeria and it is expected to complement crime data register which is already in place in the state to make it easier for law enforcement agents to prosecute sexual offences, such as harassment, defilement of children and rape. According to him, “I will like to tell those perpetrating the act in these local governments-Alimosho, Kosofe, Agege and Oshodi-Isolo to desist now because we would be coming after them. We will combat these crimes so that they do not become big crimes in the state.”
His Excellency Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN, Governor, Lagos State during the conference state that “SGBV is a crime against women and children who traditionally are the most vulnerable members of any community. We will combat this crime with all the energy we have. To the criminals out there, you are warned to change your ways… We are coming for you”