The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, on Sunday, published the names and photos of persons convicted for sexual offences, including rapists.
NAPTIP published the names and photos of the convicted persons via its Twitter handle.
A list of the published names showed that six offenders were convicted in 2019 while four others were convicted in 2020.
A further breakdown of the published names showed that the offenders are from Ekiti, Abuja, Kano, and Lagos states.
But while two of the offenders were convicted for incest, others were punished for rape.
Among the sex offenders identified is a former supervisor at Chrisland School, Adegboyega Adenekan, 47, who is serving 60 years sentence for defiling a two-year-old child.
The agency assured Nigerians that it was committed to bringing an end to rape and sexual abuse in the country.
NAPTIP tweeted, “Here are the identities of convicted sex offenders as seen on the Nigeria Sex Offender Register. @naptipnigeria is determined to naming and shaming all sex offenders. More names will be published as the convictions keep coming in.”
Earlier, NAPTIP Director-General, Julie Okah-Donli, urged Nigerians to report cases of rape within their vicinity to the agency or the nearest police station.
She said reporting cases of rape was the only way to curtail the abominable act, stressing that the agency would act on reported cases.
Okah-Donli said, “Rapists are now getting away with their illicit acts along with murder; these cases of domestic servitude are cases that take place behind closed doors.
“Our job in NAPTIP is to protect Nigerian men and women, we are not going to compromise our work if they report such cases and we will ensure justice is done.
“Rape cases are not reported because of stigmatisation of the victims and this makes the cases rise. And very soon, the names of rapists will be published with their pictures in the media.”