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Minority leader seeks women protection law

ASABA—The Minority Leader in Delta State House of Assembly, Princess Pat Ajudua, has called on the relevant authorities in the country to, as a matter of urgency, enact a law prohibiting vulnerable violence against women.

Princess Ajudua made the call when she led some members of Delta State Chapter of  International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, on a condolence visit to the families of some women in Ibusa who were recently murdered in their farms by yet-to-be-identified persons.

The lawmaker, who is a staunch member of FIDA and representative of Oshimili-North constituency, condemned the gruesome killing of seven women within three months in the area under similar circumstances.

She described  the ugly incident as an affront on womanhood, saying that explained the reason FIDA members rose to the occasion to prevent future occurrence.

Ajudua added that as a lawmaker, she had moved a motion on the issue, including condemnation of incessant cases of rape in the State Assembly, and urged the bereaved families to take heart.

She also assured them that steps were being taken to forestall any further occurrence.

Assistant Public Relations Officer of FIDA, Barrister Elvina Ogunbor, said the visit was in line with the constitutional operations of the group as a non-governmental organization, which caters for the welfare of oppressed women in the society as well as fight against violence, humiliation and intimidation of women.


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