Alcoholism, not indecent dressing, causes rape – Vivour-Adeniyi

  |   Nigeria News

As many concerned people and organisations continue to raise concern over the rising incidence of rape in the country, the Coordinator of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, says efforts of the group have begun to yield fruits. On the research that the DSVRT conducted among rape offenders, she said, “The result of the research showed that 80.9 per cent of the inmates were abused in their childhood, implying that they had become sexually active at an early age. This illustrates the trend of ‘abused abuser’. Eighty-nine per cent of the inmates are always under the influence of alcohol, while 10.9 per cent were under the influence of hard drugs. “None of the inmates sampled said they were aroused by what their victim wore. This further debunks the myth that mode of dressing is a ‘reason’ why people rape.”

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