FIDA Bayelsa calls on security agencies to redouble their efforts

FIDA Bayelsa calls on security agencies to redouble their efforts

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FIDA Bayelsa calls on security agencies to redouble their efforts

With the alarming rate of violence against children, the International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA Bayelsa State Chapter has called on security agencies to redouble their efforts in the proper investigation and prosecution of alleged suspects.
The call was made at the monthly General meeting of the FIDA Bayelsa with the several cases of Vacation.
According to Dise Ogbise-Erhisere, Chairperson, FIDA Bayelsa noted that in the last two weeks there are several reports of violence against children (VAC). She cited the case where two girls were given bodily injury with a matchet to the point of death. They were admitted at the Okolobiri General Hospital.
She mentioned a case of defilement of a seven-year old girl by a friendly uncle in Ayama-Ijaw in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.
Another set of four minors were defiled. The case was reported at the Akenfa Police station and the perpetrator was granted bail. She stressed shock that the parties involved are advised to settle out of court.
Similarly in Southern Ijaw Local Government area a seven-year old boy was brought in death at the Federal Medical Center after several bodily injury. FIDA learnt the boy was accused of witchcraft. He was beaten to death by his father and step mother.
According to the leader of the female lawyers in the state, these are painful and worrisome despite the campaign been carried out by FIDA in the state.

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