A grandma identified as John Victoria, has been arrested for setting her 9-year-old grandkid, John Kehinde on fire on her two hands, for allegedly eating the food that belonged to her brother in Osun State.
According to the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Osun state, Babawale, the incident happened on Tuesday around 1:45pm in Erin-Osun.
The victim is said to be a primary three pupil of Africa Elementary school in Erin osun. Kehinde was said to have lost her mother at a tender age and has been living with her grandmother since.
She has been taken to a primary health care at Erin osun for treatment. The security agency said the case is now at the Human Trafficking and child Abuse department of the NSCDC command, Osun state.
Meanwhile, a woman allegedly burned the palm of her young grandson as punishment for unknown offence in New Kru town, Liberia, yesterday.
Below is the report by Amos Sumo, National Assistant Secretary at Liberia National Children and Youth Advisory Board:
“Respect the Rights of a Child.
Now, We must end Corporal punishment!!
Some parents continue to Violet the Rights of children, due to the poor justice system they often walk with impunity. It was reported yester week that a little boy in the Borough of New Kru town was dehumanized by his Grandmother for reason best known to herself.
This is a cross violation of the 2011 Children Law of Liberia, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Maputo Protocol.
We’re calling on the Liberia National Police to launch an immediate investigation into this case.
At the same time, the victim should be seeking medical attention at Liberia’s biggest referral hospital, so as to; save his life.
And also, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Plan International Liberia, and Defense for Children International to collectively support the National Children and Youth Advisory Board in this advocacy for justice.
# We must commit our next President to Protecting the Rights of