Federal Government okays the establishment of a specialized court for child offenders

The Federal Government has okayed the establishment of a specialized court for child offenders. This was disclosed by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

The decision is coming barely a month after a nine-year old girl was identified as the culprit behind a fire incident that razed down a popular supermarket in Abuja.


Malami, while inaugurating the Justice for Children Coordination Forum, an European Union- UNICEF programme aimed at enhancing access to justice for vulnerable children, said there was need for an urgent reform of the juvenile justice system in Nigeria.

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