43-Year Old Father Faces Prosecution For Abusing Children

A 43-year-old father of three, Christopher Sule, is to face the wrath of law under the Child’s Right Act for physically assaulting two of his children, resulting in bodily injuries and scars on the bodies of the minors.

The case has been reported at the Jos South Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau State and the authorities have promised to prosecute the accused.

The Management Committee Chairman of the LGA, Mr Augustine Pwakim, told Channels Television that Mr Sule would be prosecuted for violating the Child’s Right Act.

The Coordinator of the Child Rights Protection Network in the state, Mr Tony Obemeasor, noted that with the domestication of the act in Plateau State, the accused would face the wrath of the law for violating the rights and responsibilities of the minors.

The Chief Welfare Officer at the LGA, Ancha Jonathan Adik, also disclosed that the children have been subjected to such maltreatment for three years before a teacher in the school where they attend reported the case to the local government authority.

Mr Sule was said to have subjected the minors who are eight and six years old respectively to sever beating and punishment for various offences which he accused them of and inflicted serious injuries on their backs and faces.

He said that he was trying to correct the bad behavioural attitude of the abused children.

However, the mother of the children who was under the bondage of silence until the matter was reported, also explained what she has been going through with the molestation of the children by their father.

Authorities said the accused would be charged 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”.

Jefferson Obuseri

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