The Nigerian Police Force says there is no time limit for reporting cases of rape and other sexual assaults to the security and other appropriate agencies nationwide.
The Police maintained that irrespective of how long it takes a rape victim to report the case, the Police and the state owe him or her a responsibility to carefully investigate the complaint and bring offenders to book.
The Force Spokesman, DCP Frank Mba added that although it does not matter how long it takes before the reports are made, the sooner a victim calls the Police, the easier it is for it to collect the evidence needed to prove the charge.
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Mba explained that the Police have adopted a multifaceted approach in tackling the challenges associated with rape and other sexual offences.
He lamented that the Police is faced with fundamental challenges in their efforts to bring justices to rape victims and also punish and bring rape suspects and pedophiles to book, one of which is the reluctance on the part of rape victims to report rape incidence to the Police and other law enforcement agencies.