The Kwara State Government has warned that jail-term awaits people caught in child-trafficking, child or pedophiles in the state.
The State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Doctor Ayike Saka, gave the warning during this year’s New Year party organized for orphans from various reception centers in Ilorin.
According to him, government is currently taking care of some children abused by a pedophile father as well as abandoned triplets.
She explained that the young girl that was sexually abused by her father went through depression, but currently being rehabilitated by the state government and the father arrested.
The Commissioner added that three other cases of child abuse were currently being handled in various courts.
She explained that the ministry had various departments such as the orphanage, juvenile delinquent and child-trafficking departments to take care of children’s affairs in the state.