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Akwa Ibom: Child Abductors Faces Death Sentence – Gov Akpabio

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The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill
Akpabio, has said that anybody found guilty of
abducting a child in the state will face death
sentence like a kidnapper under the state
Child’s Rights and anti-Terrorism Act.
He made this known on Sunday, during the
50th birthday celebration of the state’s
Commissioner for Special Duties, Emmanuel
Enoidem.
Akpabio said, “The trauma parents go through
in such incident is always heart breaking and
assured that every child abductor would be
brought to book.”
He also used the medium to warn teachers to
desist from abusing school children in the state
because offenders would face stiff punishment.
He said, “We have made direct phone numbers
available to school children and their parents
so that they can call or send text messages
and report any molestation.
“I assure them that I will not only punish the
teacher in question through dismissal, I will
also punish the principal of the school if it
comes to my notice that the Principal did not
take action to stop the child from being
molested. Parents, take care of your wards and
ensure that they are not abused and taken into
child labour and trafficking.”
Akpabio, who described Enoidem as a man
with abundant initiative, advised leaders at
various levels to borrow a leaf from him.
He said, “For some of you who have the chance
to be managers of resources for Akwa Ibom
State, try and develop initiatives, have it in
abundance and then move the state from one
point to another.”

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