Lawmaker laments child trafficking in Abia

The Deputy Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly Allwell Asiforo has expressed worry over the increasing complaints from members of the public on the activities of child traffickers in the state.

The lamentation is coming on the heels of the recent murder of a 4-year old boy recently in Obingwa local government area for ritual purpose.

Asiforo, who is also the Chairman of the House Committee on Information, told Sunday Trust that several petitions were received by the State House of Assembly from victims of the traffickers.

He claimed that some of the traffickers used their victims for ritual purposes, pointing out that the lawmakers had concluded plan to introduce a bill that would mitigate the activities of the traffickers.

“It is obvious that Abia State is becoming a safe haven for traffickers. But the lawmakers would initiate bill that would curtail them,” he said.

On the 2013 appropriation law presented recently to the executive arm of government, Asiforo said, “the lawmakers would monitor it to avert any digression by other arms government as well as to ensure timely completion of ongoing projects by state government”.

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