Anambra Inaugurates Special Court To Checkmate Violence Against Women

The Anambra State Government has created a family court to checkmate violence against women and against the girl child.

The State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Children Development, Mrs Ify Obinabo, inaugurated the court in Awka.

She explained that the court was established to facilitate quick prosecution of violent crimes against women and the girl child ranging from rape to wife battery, among others.

She called for sensitisation of women to avoid family violence to various degrees as many women died unavoidable deaths due to lack of knowledge.

Mrs. Obinabo charged women to report any form of abuse, verbal, emotional or physical to the ministry for proper attention.

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“Since my assumption of office, I have received more than 100 cases of violence against women perpetrated by fellow women,’’

She said the court had handled about 40 cases since its creation two months ago.

The cases were some of the 85 cases of family violence received by the ministry, she added.

We take reported cases of violence to this court to achieve the right attitude in the state and to ensure fair treatment of all.

She stressed that women needed to be spoken to not to be party to the abuse of fellow women for whatever reason.


Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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