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Female Judges set to protect Child, vulnerable witnesses in sexual offences cases

By Olalekan Awojodu

Abuja

As a way of protecting the child and victims of sexual offences in the country, Female Judges under the aegis of National Association of Women Judges, Nigeria (NAWJN), have commenced a move that would guarantee the protection of child and other vulnerable witnesses in the country.

According to a statement, the effort will commence with a virtual and hybrid conference slated for December 3, 2020 in Abuja.

In a notification, the group stated further that the conference is tagged, “Child and Vulnerable Witnesses Protection in Nigeria”

The President, National Association of Women Judges, Nigeria (NAWJN), Justice Mary Peter-Odili, was quoted as saying that the proposed conference would attract female Judges, critical stakeholders as well as experts in gender and vulnerable matters from across the country.

The conference according to the eminent female Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, “is designed deliberately to give participants an overview of the protection of child and other vulnerable witnesses who may be victims of crime, accused of a crime or witnesses to a crime, particularly in cases of sexual offences, domestic violence and child abduction in Nigeria”.

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