TRIBAL MARKS ON A CHILD IS UNLAWFUL

TRIBAL MARKS ON A CHILD IS UNLAWFUL

This is unlawful and criminal and the perpetrators of this act whether in the name of tribal mark or whatever are liable to be sentenced to prison. Section 24(1)(2) of the Child Rights Act, (Nigeria) 2003 prohibits making any form of skin mark on a child. The said Section provides thus: “No person shall tattoo or make a skin mark or cause any tattoo or skin mark to be made on a child.
A person who tattoos or makes a skin mark on a child commits an offence under this Act and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding five thousand naira or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month or to both such fine and imprisonment”.
If you know the parent or guardian or whoever did this to this child, please inform CRACO so we can invoke the the full wrath of the law against such person(s).

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