Gov Fintiri signs anti-violence bill, 2 others into law
Governor Ahmadu Fintiri has signed three bills from the state House of Assembly into law.
They are the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Law, Adamawa State Environmental Protection Agency (ADSEPA) Law, and Adamawa State Limitation of Actions Law.
The state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Afraimu Jingi who briefed newsmen in Yola on the development, said the VAPP law will prohibit all forms of violence against persons and will guarantee maximum protection, remedies for victims and stiff punishment for offenders.
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He said the VAPP bill comes with provisions for compensation of victims, the appointment of protection officers at the local sexual offender database/register, as well as registration and access to service providers.
He enumerated kidnapping, rape, abandonment of children, spouse and other dependents without sustenance, forced isolation and separation from family and friends and harmful widowhood as the most common forms of violence around the state.
The Commissioner called on all persons to utilize the VAPP law by monitoring and promptly reporting all cases of violence against all persons to appropriate authorities.
Jingi explained also that the ADSEPA Law is aimed at protecting the environment against degradation.
On the Limitations Actions Law, the Attorney General said it aims to ensure that all claims are diligently presented and potential plaintiffs pursue them to guarantee finality in litigation.
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