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Native solution will curb rape, other vices – Runsewe

The Director General (DG) of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has said that adopting “native solutions’’ will go a…

The Director General (DG) of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has said that adopting “native solutions’’ will go a long way in curbing rape cases and other vices.

He said anybody found guilty of vices such as rape, advance fee fraud and other related crimes should be taken to his or her family house to dance by the village square.

Runsewe said, “We have to use local and native approach to tackle issues of rape, advance fee fraud and other vices.

“Many of our people go abroad, come back and give us bad name because of their crimes, yet they come back to celebrate and promote these vices.

“So, what I think we should do from now is that once somebody commits a crime, the person should be taken close to the family house. Let them dance by the village square.

“I’m telling you that you will be shocked that you won’t get anyone committing crimes.”

Runsewe explained that the major reason why crimes had continued was that somebody that committed crime would get bail from one top person.

He further said, “So, let us put it this way: both the person that committed the crime and the man standing for his bail should go to jail. You will see that nobody will go again.

“Once they know that they can’t buy off the security agents on issues like these, I can assure you that a lot of changes are around the corner.” (NAN)