Abuja - A new law has been passed that bans children under
12 years from doing domestic house help, those that do not comprehend with the
law will spend two to ten years in jail, Punch reported.
The law called, trafficking in Persons Enforcement and
Administration Act 2015, which was passed by President, Goodluck
The Director-General of the National Agency for Prohibition
of Traffic in Person, Beatrice Jedy-Agba expresses the new law will impose
tougher penalties on human trafficking offenders.
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Children under 12 will now not suffer from abuse and
exploitation, those who do not respect the law will be jailed for not less than
Agba further expressed that alleged cases of trafficking of
children in refugee camps have been ruled out but if there would be a case then
a full investigation will be conducted.
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