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Adamawa DNA Forensic Lab records 16 samples  in 7 months 

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Adamawa DNA Forensic Lab records 16 samples  in 7 months 

The Adamawa DNA Forensic Laboratory, dedicated to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) cases, recorded 16 samples for analysis between January and July 2023.

The Laboratory Technician, Mr Usman Adamu, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Sunday.

He said that the analysis is for investigation to get evidence for the conviction of GBV perpetrators in court, especially rape cases.

The UN has defined GBV as any violence committed against a person because of his or her sex or gender, forcing another person to do something against his or her will through violence, coercion, threats, deception, cultural expectations, or economic means.

Some examples of SGBV are rape, physical assault, forced marriage, Female Genital Mutilation.

The technician, therefore, said out of the 16 samples, 13 were negative and one turned to be positive, while two are awaiting analysis.

He told NAN that the laboratory recorded 87 samples since inception in 2021, aimed at accelerating access to justice for GBV survivors.

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He said that the samples were brought for analysis by Police CID, Civil Defence and the HOPE Centre, which at the end would help prosecution in courts.

According to him, the laboratory does not accept samples from individuals.

VMT NEWS reports that the laboratory is being run by the Modibbo Adama University, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA Nigeria) and the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative.

It is an effort to provide forensic result to prove a rape case or otherwise beyond every peripheral submission.

Adamawa DNA Forensic Lab records 16 samples  in 7 months 

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