July 9, 2023
Under the auspices of Ubeji Youth and Employment Development Organisation, a group of youths in the Ubeji village in the Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State have taken strong measures against girls who engage in indecent dressing.
Acccording to Punch, the youth group members had begun using the cane to punish suspected violators, or they might have fined them instead.
The implementation of the “War Against Indecent Dressing” campaign among young women in the neighbourhood, which started on Monday, July 3, 2023, reportedly sparked alarm among females in the area.
Some of the victims, it was learnt, were compelled to pay fines as high as N10,000 or receive 40 strokes of the cane.
The Secretary of the youth group, Stanley Bomele, who confirmed the development, told journalists that “the exercise became necessary due to the provocative ways ladies dressed in the community.”
“Most of the girls had gone haywire in the name of fashion with some of them almost going about in nudity, which is irritating and does not tell well of the community,” he added.
Bomele attributed the major cause of assaults and sexual harassment in the area to indecent dressing among young ladies.
“The wearing of miniskirts, bummer shorts or tight (bikers shorts) would no longer be tolerated in the community,” he warned.