President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, at the State House.
Speaking to State House correspondents after the closed-door meeting, Adamu said he updated the president on sexual and gender-based violence across the country and the efforts of the Police towards addressing the menace.
The Inspector-General of Police, stated that law enforcement agents have been dealing with all reported rape incidents and gender-based violence in the country.
Adamu disclosed that the Police had recorded about 717 rape incidents across the country between Jan. and May 2020.
He revealed that 799 suspects had so far been arrested, 631 cases conclusively investigated and charged to court while 52 cases are still under investigation.
Adding that the law enforcement agents have been dealing with these cases, where in most cases, members of the public are not aware of the actions that the law enforcement agents have been taking.
Adamu urged all Nigerians to speak up against cases of rape or any form of molestation, as the Force would continue to deal decisively with such cases promptly.
According to the Police boss, the government is going into partnership with all stakeholders within West Africa, to tackle the menace.