By Violet Isek
The Programmes Manager of Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (BRCI), Mr. Kebe Ikpi has warned that it is a “jailable” offence to brand a child a witch in Cross River State.
Mr. Kebe made the position of his organization known while speaking on “The Dialogue With Agba Jalingo” on Hit 95.9 FM Calabar on Sunday.
His words, “Let me also use this opportunity to inform the public that it is against the law to brand the child a witch, it is a jail-able offence.
Mr. Ikpi also added that, it is important to protect the rights of children so they can grow up to become successful adults.
“The future we sing of everyday, If we don’t act now by protecting children, we are indirectly jeopardizing their future.” He said.
He concluded by reiterating that most parents brand their children witches ignorantly when the children exhibits signs of curiosity.
Basic Rights Counsel Initiative is an NGO that provides free legal services to children and indigent women. The NGO is based in Cross River State.
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