Minivan News reported on 17th March 2011 in the “News in Brief” that:
“The Manadhoo court has sentenced a man to four years imprisonment after he was found guilty of sexually abusing his stepdaughter, reported Manadhoo Live. The paper identified the offender as Ibrahim Mohamed, of Kinbigasdhoshuge, Noonu Manadhoo. He is now under charge of Manadhoo Council to be handed over to the Department of Penitentiary and Rehabilitation Services (DPRS).”
The People’s Majlis who is now also busy researching into the allegations of disrespectful media coverage of the institution by DhiFM has not taken up issue with the institutions and high officials of the Government and the State for failing to effectively deal with the threats and degeneration of the state of abused children in this country. We call upon the Members of Parliament to show their concern for the welfare and the protection of children through parliamentary mechanisms that hold the Government and State institutions accountable.