Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has signed the Violence Against Persons (VAP) Bill into law, to address all forms of violence.
The law stipulates about two-year jail term for those who assault their wives or partners.
Concise News understands that the bill is to also protect vulnerable members of society.
Obaseki signed the bill at the Government House in Benin City, on Tuesday.
He assured that “We will not stop here by just signing the bill into law, but will commence the much difficult work of implementing it to the letter.
“It must be noted that this bill has been in consideration for over six to eight years but the time has come for us to have a law like this VAP Law, to protect the most vulnerable and weak in our society.”