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Child Protection Alliance Condemns Alleged Abuse Of A Minor

The Child Protection Alliance has condemned the alleged abuse of a minor at a settlement within West Coast Region.

The suspect is seen in a video hitting the minor with a pestle leading to severe injuries. CPA describes the alleged act as criminal and a gross violation of the rights of the minor.

Section 22 of the Children’s Act clearly challenged parents or guardians to administer domestic discipline in a manner consistent with the child’s inherent dignity of the child; thus leaving no room for any form of physical or mental abuse of children.

We, therefore, condemn the alleged act in totality and urge the public to desist from such brutal and gruesome acts against children.”

CPA demands the suspect be punished under the law if found guilty of committing the alleged crime and requires a thorough investigation of the matter by the Police.

On Tuesday, the Police arrested the Woman allegedly seen beating the girl child with a pestle in a video that has gone viral.

Adama Jarju, a 30-year-old resident of Lamin Kerewan, is arrested today, Monday 20th September 2021. Her arrest came following a viral video currently in circulation on social media. She was seen abusing and beating an eight-year-old girl with a heavy pestle, causing severe injuries.

Police preliminary investigations revealed that the girl is not a biological daughter of Adama, but her sister’s daughter placed under her care.

Adama explained to the Police that she was angered by the girl when she assigned her to do some remedial work which she failed to do. According to her, this was the reason for such inhumane treatment meted on her.

Meanwhile, the Police urge the public to be vigilant and report suspected child abuse cases at the nearest station or call the National Child Helpline on 199.





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