Report by Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti
As the nation condemns the alleged abduction of a teenager, Ese Oruru, from Bayelsa to Kano State, High Court judges in the South-west have called for severe punishment for those found culpable in the saga to serve as deterrent to others.
They said the punitive measures would put an end to the rampancy of child molestation in the country.
The judges, who rued the preponderance of rape in recent times, canvassed life jail for anybody convicted for rape .
They spoke on Thursday in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, at a training workshop on Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Law organized by a Non-Governmental Organization, New Initiative for Social Development (NISD) with support from the British High Commission.