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We’re unaware of law against female genital mutilation

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Conventional ruler of Umunna in Orlu Native Authorities Space of Imo State, Okwarachukwu IV, Eze (Dr) Douglas Okwara, has stated that the group isn’t conscious of any legislation banning feminine genital mutilation (FGM) within the state.

 

Talking on the backdrop of the marketing campaign by the United Nations Worldwide Youngsters’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to finish the unwholesome follow within the state, Okwara advised Each day Belief that the follow was optionally available and members of the group had the selection to reject the follow.

 

The monarch who maintained that he is not conscious of such public announcement, nor had he heard of a legislation towards it, added that because it’s a follow that he noticed proper from childhood, he’s neither in assist or towards it.

 

Okwara stated; 

 

“It is a follow we grew as much as and it has not been stopped by anyone. It’s our Omenala (custom) in Umunna. Nevertheless, it’s as much as people to both lower the genitals of their kids or not. Now we have not stopped it and we don’t have the ability to cease it. It’s not in my energy to cease it as a result of you’ll be able to solely take a horse to the river however can not power it to drink water” 

 

Commenting on the dangerous facet of the follow, Eze Okwara stated that no unfavorable impact of the follow had been reported to his palace, nor had anyone died from such follow.

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