Thursday, 18 July 2013

Man beats wife to death in Osun

Tragedy struck on Iroye Street, Ilesa in Osun State, when a young man, simply identified as Wale Agbaje beat up his wife to death over a minor disagreement.
Some residents of the area told Weekly Trust yesterday that the couple frequently engaged in squabbles.
One of the residents alleged that the man smashed a concrete block on his wife’s forehead, which made her collapse and she was rushed to a nearby private hospital by sympathizers.
He said the woman died on arrival at the clinic.
Weekly Trust gathered from the residents that detectives from ‘B’ Police Division Headquarters, Ilesa have arrest the man and   is currently assisting the police in their investigation into the matter.
The quick intervention of security operatives, however, saved the suspect from being mobbed by the residents who were angered with the incident, while the woman’s corpse has been deposited at a hospital. 
A top police officer who does not want his name on print, said   the state command is investigating the   cause of the matter, while the suspect would soon be prosecuted.


Man rapes 9-year-old girl to death

CALABAR — A 20-year-old man, Chijioke Nwakor, from Aniocha Local Government Area of Anambra State is now in Police custody for allegedly raping a nine-year-old girl to death. The suspect who is currently detained at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), state Police headquarters, Diamond Hill, Calabar is alleged to have engaged Miss Alice Eneji in a marathon love making which resulted in the girl’s death. Chijioke told the officer heading the homicide unit of the state CID, Mr. Joseph Inuyashe, that he was born in Aniocha Local Government Area, but grew up in Onistha, Anambra until recently when he relocated to Okuku-Yala Local Government in Cross River State where he is living with his parents. He said since he came to Cross River State, he had abstained from women, regretting that his first attempt to make love to a girl of his desire has resulted in tragedy. He said: “I used to see the girl everyday in Okuku-Yala, where I stay with my parents. I don’t know what pushed me last Monday to approach her. “As I saw her playing with the three boys at Saint Patrick’s Primary School, Okuku football field, I called her and asked what she was doing there. I told her to go home and meet her mother.” The advice took an amorous dimension as it started drizzling and Chijioke and Alice had to take shelter under one of the school buildings. It was then he said: “I discussed with her and she accepted so I took her to one of the abandoned buildings that has been overtaken by weeds, where I told her to remove her underwears and she complied.” Claiming there was mutual agreement between them, the boy dismissed allegation that he raped her, saying: “I did not slap her or do anything to her. “I told her to bend down because the place was too dirty. The uncompleted building is now used as a toilet, because most people living around there had no toilet.” Chijioke said he then went for marathon love-making but Alice started crying but he thought she was pretending. Few minutes later, Alice slumped and became unconscious and he decided to raise alarm calling for help. Alice was rushed to hospital while Chijioke went round the community sourcing for money to foot the hospital bill. “I was still looking for money when somebody called me that the girl was dead,” he said. When contacted, acting Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Mr. Hogan Bassey confirmed the incident, saying the culprit is in custody and that they were investigating the immediate and remote cause of such a criminal act. According to him, Chijioke will be charged to Court. Source vanguard

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) Opens in Lagos

Partnership for Justice is pleased to inform you that our sexual assault referral centre started providing services to victims of rape and sexual assault today.

Called the Mirabel Centre, the centre is a safe, friendly and private place that provides holistic and quality services and support to survivors of sexual assault in a compassionate and caring manner, in a way that respects each individual's specific need and rights to make choices about how to address these needs.

The Mirabel Centre provides the following services

A. Medical examination and treatment for illness and injuries caused by the assault

B. Counselling (face to face and telephone) to help cope with emotional and psychological effects of rape

C. Help reporting to the police

D. Information on the legal system

E. Referral to other agencies for help not provided at the Centre.

All the services at the Centre, including drugs, are provided free.

Doctors and nurses working at the Centre are trained forensic medical examiners and the counsellors have undergone training on sexual assault trauma. Confidentiality is a key principle at the Centre.

The Mirabel Centre is located within the premises of the Lagos Satate University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, Lagos. Tel: 0811 555 4877 or 0818 724 3468 or
01-295 7816.

It is open every working day from 8 30am to 5 30pm.

Please share these numbers with all your friends and networks.

What You See is What You Get! Bad Habits Don’t Just Go Away

Meeting Ola was one very weird occurrence. I had gone out to buy a recharge card that evening a few blocks away from my house and was coming back full of smiles because I couldn’t wait to finish the chat I was having with my best friend Bisi when I ran out of airtime on my phone. I was heading home when a black Toyota Avalon brushed me off the road and I fell into the gutter. I remember the roar of laughter that came out of different shops on the street as I stood in the gutter, looking confused. I believe people laughed at me hysterically because for years, I had held the title of “the undisputed street snob”. No one offered to help me out of the gutter as they were more consumed with laughter than paying attention to my plight. 
Then out of the car, a handsome hunk stepped out. One look at his smile and all the anger I had pent up for him disappeared. He was a sweet-looking young man, you know that kind of guy that shuts you up with his appearance because you would rather just look at him than utter a word. Then he began, “Hi. I’m Ola. I’m so sorry about this.” I was too carried away to hear other things he said. He gave me a hand, offered to take me home to clean-up and then go shopping in one of the finest boutiques in town. Ola was so kind to me that day. For the first time in my life, I actually enjoyed falling into the gutter because it gave me the chance to meet my Prince charming. It’s not every day you meet a man who is really good-looking. We exchanged numbers that day and became friends.

Ola told me he was an IT consultant, he had his own company and was very successful for a 27-year old young man. He had a house at Ikoyi with a garage that housed three other exotic cars. He was the kind of man every woman dreams of and he was in love with me. Within six months into our relationship, he proposed and I accepted his proposal with both hands. Everything was going smoothly until I moved in with him.

After one week of living in his house, the truth began to unfold. I discovered Ola was not your regular IT consultant; he was an internet fraudster who hacked into people’s account to defraud them. He was also a drug addict and had a habit of patronizing strip clubs. The Ola I lived with was definitely not the sweet Ola I met and fell in love with. He snaps at me at every slight provocation and has beaten me up severally. But the thing I love about him is his ability to apologize and make up for his mistakes.

The last time he gave me a black eye, he took me to Paris just to say he is sorry. He’s so sweet and I am so in love that I am beginning to get used to living with a bad guy. Ola has promised to change once we get married. He says I am the only one that can change him and I believe him. Besides our wedding is close and it’s too late to call off the wedding. I will marry him and pray he changes.
Every day, we see women whose lives are similar to this lady’s story. Many women stoop very low to accept marriage proposals from men who batter them even before they say “I do”.

Ladies, you can’t change a man simply because you are his girlfriend or wife. A man that has formed habits over the years usually doesn’t transform over night because he loves you. Your wedding day is not a day of transformation. If a man smokes, drinks, womanizes, beats women, spends recklessly, is addicted to drugs and other harmful vices, there is no guarantee he will suddenly change because he is now a married man. What you see is what you get. Domestic violence will reduce if ladies will take their destiny in their hands and choose their husbands wisely.



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