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
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.
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The Day will be commemorated on Friday.
Tinubu raised concern Murtala was published only in one
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