Why Rape Victims Should Keep Evidence And Not Take Their Bath Immediately After – Police

Following cases of rape reported across Nigeria, of which only few victims have had justice because of lack of evidence to prove in courts, the spokesman of Police, Mr Frank Mba has advised rape victims to preserve all physical evidence of rape.

He advised that rape victims should not take their bath or change the clothes they wore during the rape incident.

Frank Mba who made this known in a write up. He advised victim of rape to resist the urgent urge  to  take their bath immediately after been raped.

According to him, important evidence needed to establish the case and convict the rapist are destroyed. Hence, he  added;

“Preserve all torn materials such as underwears, bras or other apparels. Similarly, all blood stained or seminal fluid-stained items should also be preserved. Personal items belonging to the suspects picked up from the scene should also be preserved. Where possible, the scene of rape also known as the scene of crime should be preserved to enable investigators review it in its uncontaminated form.”

 

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