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Senate condemns abuse of children

26 May 2016, 21:44

Abuja - The Senate has tasked the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, to investigate and ensure prosecution of culprits responsible for the alleged maltreatment of a Kano minor by his step mother and grandmother in Gulu town.

The minor, named as Musa Murtala, is from Rimin Gado Local Government Area.

The upper chamber of the National Assembly also mandated its committee on Women Affairs to look into the implementation and enforcement of the Child Right Act in states that are yet to comply.

They also urged the Federal government to sustain efforts to bring back all abducted and missing children safely home.

The development follows a motion on 2016 Children Day celebration, moved by Senator Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos Central) and eight others.

Also read: The law and child sexual abuse

The Day will be commemorated on Friday.

Tinubu raised concern Murtala was published only in one daily newspaper.

She expressed concern at the increase of violence against children in the country.

Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, urged the Senate to follow up on interest in the case of Murtala.

He discouraged violence against children in the country.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said the prosecution of culprits Murtala should be deter like-minded offenders. 






- CAJ News


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