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Bill on free, compulsory treatment for victims of sexual abuse passed into law in Akwa Ibom



A Invoice on free and obligatory medical remedy in addition to look after little one victims of sexual abuse in Akwa Ibom State has been handed into regulation by the State Home of Meeting.

The Chairman, Home Committee on Girls Affairs and Deputy Speaker, Princess Felicia Bassey whereas presenting the report back to the home, decried the excessive charge of sexual abuse in opposition to kids within the State.

She famous that the majority occasions the victims are denied enough medical consideration whereas some instances are usually not even reported to obligatory authorities.

She stated, “the committee recommends that little one victims of sexual violence be given free and obligatory medical remedy and a sexual assault referral centre ought to be arrange.”


The committee additionally beneficial that hospitals that fail to report instances of sexual violence or abuse ought to be fined a million naira.

The committee additional beneficial that oldsters or guardians who fail to report or forestall a hospital from making a report of instances of sexual violence threat three months jail time period with out an possibility of a wonderful.

“Any authority, together with Police Officer or Safety Agent that stands by and fails to carry out his responsibility below the regulation, has dedicated an offence and is liable upon conviction to a wonderful of 5 hundred thousand naira or imprisonment for 2 years or each.” The committee added.

The Home adopted the suggestions of the committee and handed the invoice into regulation after the third studying.

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