35.1 C
Sierra Leone
Friday, January 27, 2023

Aftermath of August 10 Fracas: 24 Children in Police Custody

HomeNewsAftermath of August 10 Fracas: 24 Children in Police Custody

Aftermath of August 10 Fracas: 24 Children in Police Custody


Related stories

ReNIP to Hold Lower-Level Elections This Weekend

The Republic National Independent Party (ReNIP), will tomorrow 28th...

Ministry of Basic Education, SMEDA train 1,000 Adult Learners on Entrepreneurship Skills

The Directorate of Non-formal Education in the Ministry of...

ACC Engages Over 40 Trainees, Administrators of Sierra Agro-Based Industries in Bo

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has on Saturday 14th January...

ACC North-East Region Reaffirms Commitment to Fight Corruption

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), North-East Region, Sierra Leone, has...

A total of twenty-four children, ageing between twelve and seventeen years, apprehended during the August 10, 2022 insurrection in various parts of the country, are currently in police custody waiting to be identify by their parents or guardians.

This was according to the Minister of Internal Affairs, David Maurice Panda-Noah, who said government acknowledges and respects the fundamental rights of persons, particularly children, whiles assuring that such rights will continue to be guaranteed while the children are in the custody of the Family Supports Unit (FSU).

He said as a means of demonstrating such commitment, his ministry has contacted and invited the relevant ministries and agencies that deal with children to partner with the FSU so that the children would be adequately taken care of as prescribed by law and other conventions and protocols dealing with children.

He said the FSU team has put together the personal details of each child in their custody, including names, addresses and contact telephone numbers of their parents or guardians.

The minister said the objective of identifying their parents or guardians is to assure them that their children are in the custody of the FSU of the Sierra Leone Police and also to work out mechanisms to reunite them with their parents.

He called on parents, guardians and family members not be afraid to come forward to identify their children or wards and that their safety is guaranteed.

Business News


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

NPPA Releases First Quater 2023 Public Procurement Price Norm

The Board, Management and Staff of the National Public Procurement Authority (NPPA), with appropriation to the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of...