Monday, 13 February 2017

Crime: [Photos] Father arrested and prosecuted for assaulting his two children

43 year old father of three, Christopher Sule, has been arrested and prosecuted under the Child’s Right Act for physically assaulting two of his children and causing the minors' serious bodily injuries.

According to the Management Committee Chairman of the Jos South Local Government Area, Augustine Pwakim, Christopher will be made to face the law for violating the Child right act which has been enacted in the state. See photo after the cut...

The children

The accused had subjected two of his children aged eight and six years old, to serious beating for various offences, inflicting injuries on their face, back and legs.

A teacher in their school reported the state of the children to the Local government authorities who investigated the matter and got him arrested by the police. When interrogated, Christopher said he was only trying to correct the wrong behavior of his children.

Their mother who lives in the same house with him, said she had to be silent in the face of the maltreatment so that she would not suffer same from him. Christopher had been arraigned in court for violating the ‘right to dignity of the child’ which states that “every child is entitled to respect for the dignity of his person and accordingly, no child shall be subjected to physical, mental or emotional injury, abuse, neglect or maltreatment”.

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