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Dino Melaye should be jailed for his threat on Senator Oluremi – APC Women


The Women of Osun State chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC, have requested that the lawmaker representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye should be sent to prison for his threat to impregnate and also beat up his colleague, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, because it is not just an attack on her alone, but on all female in Nigeria.

It could be recalled that Senator Melaye who is also a member of APC threatened to beat up the wife of the party’s National leader, Senator Oluremi because she called him a dog and a thug when they went into an altercation during a closed session meeting of the Legislature.

In a statement by the Women Leader in the state, Alhaja Kudirat Fakokunde, the group described Melaye’s behaviour as unruly.

The statement reads, “Our attention has been drawn to the widely reported attack on Senator Oluremi Tinubu, a Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District of Lagos State by Dino Melaye, the senator misrepresenting Kogi West District.

“Even though the direct victim of the primitive attack of Senator Melaye was Senator Tinubu, a fellow woman and leader of our party, we women of the APC in Osun, consider the attack as a collective attack on women in Nigeria.

“It is lamentable that a senator could reduce our Senate to a platform of abuse, physical and verbal assault, sexual harassment of a woman and consequently against the people whose interests he ought to protect.

“Senator Melaye’s attack and threat to beat up Senator Tinubu and impregnate her, were uncouth, indecent, demeaning, humiliating, sexist and criminal. It is a clear violation of the law which the same Senate passed in 2015, to protect our people.
“The provisions of the Violence Against Persons Act of 2015 are so clear that no woman and decent people would allow the heresy of Senator Dino Melaye to go unchallenged.

“In sections 4, 5, 14, 18 of the law quoted above, acts of verbal abuse and sexual threats are taken as attacks which must be prevented against any Nigerian especially women. In section 14, the law states, “a person who causes emotional, verbal and psychological abuse on another commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a term of imprisonment.”

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