Thursday, 31 October 2013

Vigilance group chief arrested for raping MAPOLY student


Liasu Oyedele

The police in Ogun State on Tuesday arrested an officer of the Ogun State Vigilance Service, Liasu Oyedele, over the alleged rape of a female National Diploma 1 Banking and Finance student of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta.

The 30-year-old VSO officer is currently detained at the Ibara Police Divisional headquarters.

The suspect, according to some MAPOLY students, who staged a peaceful protest to the office of the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Elizabeth Sonubi, was caught after he had already had carnal knowledge of the victim, who was said to be in her menstrual period.

The suspect was said to have accosted the student, who had gone for ‘Group Reading’ in preparation for the institution’s second semester examinations at Alewenu Village, Onikolobo, Abeokuta, around 10pm on Monday.

The placard-bearing protesters alleged that despite the fact that the victim was menstruating at the time, Oyedele allegedly raped her for close to two hours.

The victim, reportedly exhausted as a result of the rape, was said to have been rescued from the grip of the suspect by passers-by, who rushed her to an undisclosed hospital for treatment.

However, none of the officials of the state government was available to address the protesting students.

Addressing the MAPOLY students, the State Coordinator of the Child Protection Network, Peju Osoba, condemned the incident, describing the act as a crime against the state.

“It is a crime against the state and the Child Protection Network will ensure that justice is done,”  Osoba said.

She added that she had contacted the Ogun State Police Command to ensure a transfer of the case from Ibara Police Station to the Command Headquarters at Eleweran.

Osoba pledged that the state government would be formally informed of the incident while legal action would be taken by the CPN on the matter.

The acting Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident and the arrest of the VSO officer.

Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police said, “His case will be transferred to Eleweran for further investigation.”

Police arrest five for raping nine-year-old girl


Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Olakpe


The Plateau State Police Command has arrested five suspects for  allegedly gang-raping a nine-year-old girl, (names withheld), in Jos.

The police also said they arrested a native doctor, Emmanuel Bala, for raping his 14-year-old patient.
They said another suspect was arrested for having a canal knowledge of a seven-year-old girl.

Speaking with journalists after parading the suspects in Jos on Wednesday, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Olakpe, said the suspects had confessed to the crimes.

The five who allegedly gang-raped the nine-year-old girl are Richard John , Zere Adams, Hamza Musa, Ugochukwu Raphael,  Emmauel Ibrahim and  Sok Davou.

Davou was said to be at large. Davou and the five others, who are already in police custody, allegedly conspired among themselves and raped the girl. The underage girl was said to be their neighbour’s daughter.

According to Olakpe, three of the suspects – John, Adams and Musa  – confessed to raping the girl at the same time, while Rapheal, Ibrahim and Davou were said to have raped the girl on different days.
Olakpe said the native doctor, Bala, who resides in Rima village in Riyom Local Government Area of the state, raped 14-year-old girl, who was his patient.

According to him, the victim alleged that the native doctor had been having sexual intercourse with her since she was taken to his house in August 2013. She said the native doctor made her to believe that sex was part of her treatment.

The CP said the victim later exposed the native doctor to his wife, a development which he said led to a fight between the couple. Olakpe added that the native doctor descended on her wife, inflicting serious injuries on her in the process.

Olakpe said the victim was admitted in the hospital and that the State Criminal Investigation Department  had commenced investigation into the case.

On his part, Abdullahi Adams aged 31 allegedly lured another seven-year-old girl to his room, tied her hands, gagged her mouth and raped her several times.

Olakpe said the victim sustained injuries in her private part and that she was currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in Jos.

Pastor accused of raping 9-yr-old, two 7-yr-olds

ABUJA — A pastor, Emmanuel Mathew, 50, appeared before an Abuja High Court for allegedly raping three pupils in a primary school at Mpape, Abuja.

Mathew, who is the pastor and General Overseer of The Choice Bible Church, Mpape, and proprietor of the said school, was arraigned on a five-count charge.

The Prosecutor, DSP Stanley Nwodo, told the court that the accused raped two seven-year-old and a nine-year-old pupils on different occasions in his school.

Nwodo said the offence contravened Section 283 of the Penal Code, which attracts 14 years imprisonment, an option of fine or both.

Mathew pleaded not guilty to the charges.

After arraignment, the Counsel to the accused, Mr. Uya Yamah, urged the court to admit his client to bail.

The prosecutor did not oppose the application because the accused had been on administrative bail.

In his ruling, Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N500,000 and a surety in like sum.

Baba-Yusuf ordered that the surety must be resident within the FCT and must produce proof of ownership of a landed property.

He adjourned the case till January 21, 2014, for hearing.

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20-yr-old accused of raping 5-yr-old girl

ADO-EKITI— An Ado-Ekiti Magistrate’s Court, yesterday, ordered 20-year-old Oluyi Oba remanded over alleged rape of a five-year-old girl.

The police prosecutor, Mr. Emmanuel David, told the court that the accused committed the offence on October 22 at 1p.m. in Iyin-Ekiti.

He said the offence contravened Section 218 of the Criminal Code Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The plea of the accused was not taken.

Chief Magistrate Simeon Ojo ordered the accused remanded in prison custody pending the receipt of legal advice from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

He adjourned the case till November 21 for hearing.

Source Vanguard

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Boy, 14, rapes nine-year-old girl to death


Rapist


The police in Lagos State have commenced investigation into how a nine-year-old girl died, after sustaining injuries caused by alleged consistent rape.
According to police authorities, the deceased was raped over five times, by a 14-year-old student, Onyi Adimabua, in the Ikorodu area of the state.
The father of the deceased, Simeon Jigo, told PUNCH Metro that Onyi is the son of the proprietor of the school his daughter attended.
He said his daughter opened up about the rape when she started having medical problems.
The 77-year-old man said his daughter died on October 3, 2013.
He said, “Up until my daughter’s death, she was a pupil of Fulfilled Greenland School, Ikorodu, and she was in primary three. One day, she came home and started complaining of pains around her vagina, stomach area. We rushed her to Ikorodu General Hospital.
“A doctor checked her and after conducting some tests on her, told us that my daughter had sustained medical complications due to forced sexual intercourse. I was alarmed by this; so, I had a private discussion with my daughter.
“She told me that it was her school proprietor’s son, Onyi, that had been raping her. The boy had threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone about it.”
The indigene of Ondo State told PUNCH Metro that after initial treatments, he took his daughter to Arogbo in Ondo State to be taken care of but her condition continued to deteriorate.
A few days after the troubled father travelled to Ondo State, Onyi, accompanied by his parents, also travelled to Ondo State, to apologise to Jigo’s family. The girl, however, was said to have died that very day.

 “On getting to the house where my daughter was, we discovered that she was dead. Onyi confessed that he had been raping my daughter prior to her death,’ Jigo said.

PUNCH Metro learnt that after the girl’s demise, irate youths in the area attempted to lynch the 14-year-old boy.

The bereaved father was said to have intervened and reported the matter to a nearby police station, where the teenager was held for safe keeping. The next morning, Onyi and his parents travelled back to Lagos.
The alleged rapist’s parents, in company with a chief in Ikorodu, reportedly visited Jigo when he returned to Lagos. The group were said to have pleaded that the bereaved father should not pursue the case but he refused.
Jigo said, “I went to the Ikorodu Police station to report the case but was surprised when the policemen on duty said I should not write any statement.  They only told me to write down my telephone number and said they would call me later.
“After waiting for many days without any call, I wrote a petition and the matter was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba.”
It was however learnt that Onyi had been taken to his father’s hometown in Delta State thereby stalling police investigation.
The teenager’s parents,  however described the incident as the handiwork of the devil.
The 14-year-old boy’s father, Andrew Adimabua, said, “I trained that boy in the way of the Lord and expected so much from him. He has confessed to the act; there is nothing to hide. He told me that he learnt about sex by watching blue (pornographic) films.

“We are not hiding him and we will cooperate with the police. On the day the little girl died, he was beaten up and made to stay in the rain for hours. As a result, he contracted pneumonia so we sent him home for treatment. When he recovers, he’ll be taken to the police for questioning.”
Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent on the telephone, expressed shock at the development.

Braide said Onyi would be re-arrested in the course of investigation.

“It is appalling that a teenager could indulge in such act. The matter is under investigation and the culprit will be re-arrested.”

Farmer bags 15 years for raping minor in Jigawa

Hadejia – A Hadejia High Court in Jigawa on Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old farmer, Umar Yakubu, to 15 years imprisonment, without an option of fine, for raping an eight-year-old girl.

Yakubu was dragged before the court by the police in 2012 on one count charge of rape, contrary to section 282 of the Penal Code.

He was accused of having canal knowledge of the girl (name withheld), at Dingare Village in Kaugama Local Government area of the state.

Delivering judgement, Justice Ubale Ahmed, said that Yakubu was convicted and sentenced under section 283 of the penal code based on evidences and his submissions before the court.

The judge said the court wss convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he was guilty as charged.

Ahmed added that the court passed the verdict to serve as deterrent to others, and to check the spate of rape and other forms of abuses against children in the society.

The judge called on parents to be vigilant and monitor their wards to protect them from abuses. (NAN)

Monday, 28 October 2013

2 remanded over rape of 17-yr-old

Ibadan – An Ibadan Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting at Iyaganku on Monday  remanded   Yekini Kazeem, 18,  and Ifeanyi Ezekiel,18, for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl.

Kazeem and Ezekiel were arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and rape.

The prosecutor, Cpl. James Oriola,  told the court that Kazeem  and Ezekiel  with others now at large  conspired to  rape the victim.

Oriola  said the girl was  on an  errand for  her grand mother  when the accused pounced on her.

The offence was said to have been committed on Oct. 14  at about  8.30 p.m.  at Ijokodo Agbaje area of  Ibadan.

Oriola said the offence contravened sections  357 and 516 and was punishable under section 358 of the Criminal Code Cap. 38, Vol  II, Laws of Oyo State,  2000.

The pleas  of the accused  were  not taken.

Chief Magistrate Risikat Ebeloku-Mustapha  ordered the accused  to be remanded at Agodi prison pending the outcome of   legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution.

Ebeloku-Mustapha  adjourned the case till Nov. 26 for mention. (NAN)
Ibadan – An Ibadan Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting at Iyaganku on Monday  remanded   Yekini Kazeem, 18,  and Ifeanyi Ezekiel,18, for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl.
Kazeem and Ezekiel were arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and rape.
The prosecutor, Cpl. James Oriola,  told the court that Kazeem  and Ezekiel  with others now at large  conspired to  rape the victim.
Oriola  said the girl was  on an  errand for  her grand mother  when the accused pounced on her.
The offence was said to have been committed on Oct. 14  at about  8.30 p.m.  at Ijokodo Agbaje area of  Ibadan.
Oriola said the offence contravened sections  357 and 516 and was punishable under section 358 of the Criminal Code Cap. 38, Vol  II, Laws of Oyo State,  2000.
The pleas  of the accused  were  not taken.
Chief Magistrate Risikat Ebeloku-Mustapha  ordered the accused  to be remanded at Agodi prison pending the outcome of   legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution.
Ebeloku-Mustapha  adjourned the case till Nov. 26 for mention. (NAN)
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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Fashola, Dankwambo Decry Violence against Women

Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) and his Gombe State counterpart, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo has asserted the need for a change in rhetoric to reflect the fact that no one could stop a determined woman from attaining any desired height.

Both Governors graced the closing ceremony of the three-day conference of the 2013 edition of the National Women Conference organized by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials with the theme: “See Beyond Today: Enhance the quality of Life”.
While making his remarks at the closing ceremony of the event, Governor Fashola cited a number of achievers to back up his call for a change in rhetoric.

“How can you take more responsibility for a world that you are not only half the population but you brought the other half? There is always talk about men won’t allow us, the men don’t let us, give us 30 percent affirmation. Give us this, give us that but really and truly instead of asking what really would the men allow you to do, perhaps the question to ask is who has stopped the Deputy Governor from being a Deputy Governor, who has stopped Mrs Lola Akande from being a parliamentarian. Who has stopped Akinyemi-Obe from being a Local Government Chairperson? Who can stop ‘Iya Kalokalo’ from attending APC rallies; maybe you should change the rhetoric from, “who will let us to who can stop us,” the Governor said.

Fashola also enjoined women to ensure that they plan their business well by getting professional advice, stressing that often times it is businesses that are planned that endure and that businesses that are registered stay longer and have records that are easy to track, easy to explain.
In his address, the Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo, who was the special guest of honour, said Lagos women have distinguished themselves and made massive contributions in agriculture, trade and education and other endeavours.

He said the theme, “See Beyond today: Enhance the Quality of Life” is apt considering the critical role women have been playing in enhancing quality of life and surmounting the daunting challenges  that impede the nation’s collective efforts.

“The Nigerian woman has proved their mettle to be more than mere bench warming spectators in our social economic and political life. Even in our male dominated society Nigerian women have carved a niche for themselves in various human endeavours and in many instances they have even outperformed the men.

“The valuable contribution of women to the development of the country both in the private and public sectors and their progressive prominence in national scheme of affairs have to a large extent dismantled the confusing and misleading notion that successful women constitute a threat to the society and especially to their husbands,” Governor Dankwambo said.

Earlier in his address, the First Lady and Chairman of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials, Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola urged all the participants to remind themselves of the need to continue to reflect on the key messages that had been passed across in the past two days.
Speaking on violence against women and girls, Mrs. Fashola said victims should report such cases so that the perpetrators can be prosecuted as there is a nee d to take advantage of institutions like Office of the Public Defender, the Citizens Mediation Centre and others that have been established by the government to assist vulnerable citizens in seeking justice at no personal cost.

Certificates of Appreciation were presented to elder statesman and business mogul, Sir Molade Okoya-Thomas and Dame Marie Fatai-Williams as Friends of COWLSO at the ceremony which also had in attendance the Deputy Governor, Hon (Mrs) Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, wife of the Oyo State Deputy Governor, Mrs Janet Adeyemo, members of the State Executive Council including the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye and delegates from different parts of the country.

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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Rape: Two brothers remanded in prison


Scales of Justice


An Osogbo chief magistrates’ court on Wednesday ordered the remand of two brothers for abducting and raping a 14-year-old girl.

The brothers, Feyisola Olatunji, 25, and Olabode Olatunji, 28, allegedly conspired and committed the offences on October 12, 2013 at about 9.45 p.m. at the Old Governor’s office area in Osogbo.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Wilson Mereti, told the court that the accused persons committed the offences by kidnapping their victim and unlawfully had carnal knowledge of her.

He said that the offence committed by the accused contravened Section 227 of the state Criminal Code 2003 and Section 31(1) and (2) of Child Right Law of Osun, 2007.
 
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges read out to them.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Olusola Aluko, ordered the remand of the accused in Ilesha prison custody and directed his counsel, Mr. Henry Odunayo, to file a formal bail application on their behalf.

Aluko later adjourned the case to November 25, 2013 for mention.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Pastor accused of raping 9-yr-old, two 7-yr-olds

ABUJA — A pastor, Emmanuel Mathew, 50, appeared before an Abuja High Court for allegedly raping three pupils in a primary school at Mpape, Abuja.
Mathew, who is the pastor and General Overseer of The Choice Bible Church, Mpape, and proprietor of the said school, was arraigned on a five-count charge.
The Prosecutor, DSP Stanley Nwodo, told the court that the accused raped two seven-year-old and a nine-year-old pupils on different occasions in his school.
Nwodo said the offence contravened Section 283 of the Penal Code, which attracts 14 years imprisonment, an option of fine or both.
Mathew pleaded not guilty to the charges.
After arraignment, the Counsel to the accused, Mr. Uya Yamah, urged the court to admit his client to bail.
The prosecutor did not oppose the application because the accused had been on administrative bail.
In his ruling, Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N500,000 and a surety in like sum.
Baba-Yusuf ordered that the surety must be resident within the FCT and must produce proof of ownership of a landed property.
He adjourned the case till January 21, 2014, for hearing.
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 ABUJA — A pastor, Emmanuel Mathew, 50, appeared before an Abuja High Court for allegedly raping three pupils in a primary school at Mpape, Abuja.

Mathew, who is the pastor and General Overseer of The Choice Bible Church, Mpape, and proprietor of the said school, was arraigned on a five-count charge.

The Prosecutor, DSP Stanley Nwodo, told the court that the accused raped two seven-year-old and a nine-year-old pupils on different occasions in his school.

Nwodo said the offence contravened Section 283 of the Penal Code, which attracts 14 years imprisonment, an option of fine or both.

Mathew pleaded not guilty to the charges.

After arraignment, the Counsel to the accused, Mr. Uya Yamah, urged the court to admit his client to bail.

The prosecutor did not oppose the application because the accused had been on administrative bail.

In his ruling, Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N500,000 and a surety in like sum.

Baba-Yusuf ordered that the surety must be resident within the FCT and must produce proof of ownership of a landed property.

He adjourned the case till January 21, 2014, for hearing.

Source: Vanguard

Thursday, 24 October 2013

18-year-old gang-rape victim commits suicide


Suicide illustration.


An 18-year-old rape victim, identified as Janet, has committed suicide in the Amarata area of Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The deceased, a native of Oduali community in Abus/Odua Local Government Area of Rivers State, was allegedly raped by three unidentified boys in the area.

Janet reportedly hanged herself due to the stigmatisation she allegedly experienced after the incident.
A family source, who craved anonymity, said Janet was gang-raped last week at gunpoint, while on errand for her elder sister. She was said to have been forced into an uncompleted building by her assailants, who were three in number before the act.

The source said, “Janet was visibly sad and devastated after the incident; she narrated her experience to her sister and sister’s husband. The sister’s husband, who is a pastor, asked her to describe any of her attackers and she described a certain boy.

“The boy was traced to his house but when they got there, they discovered that he had absconded. Her brother-in-law then assured her that he would pursue the matter to a logical conclusion.”
Unknown to her guardians, the distraught girl had decided to take her life due to the ugly incident. Janet gulped a poisonous substance known as sniper. She was rushed to the Gloryland Hospital when she was discovered to be groaning in pain.”

It was further gathered from a family member that the deceased had left behind a suicide note before taking her life.

When contacted on the development, spokesman for the Bayelsa State Police Command, Mr. Alex Akhigbe, confirmed the incident.

He said the police had begun an investigation into the alleged rape report lodged by the deceased’s family.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

20-yr-old accused of raping 14-yr-old

OSOGBO — A 20-year-old boy, Feyi Olatunji, has been arrested by the Police in Ile-Ife for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl.

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, for the state Police Command, DSP Folashade Odoro, said in a statement in Osogbo that the suspected rapist was arrested in Ile-Ife after committing the alleged offence.

Odoro said the 14-year-old girl was sent to buy an electrical bulb and food items by her guardian on October 12, when Olatunji dragged her to his mother’s shop at Ogo-Oluwa area of the town and raped her atop a table, then locked her up till the following day.

She said that the state Police Command had launched investigations into the matter and would ensure that justice is done, adding that the suspect would be arraigned in court after completion of investigations on the matter.

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Rape: 4 dragged before Ado-Ekiti court

Ado-Ekiti – The police in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday arraigned four men-Ogundola Dayo 24;  Akomolafe Gbenga, 27; Ayeni Oluwaseun, 29;  and Seye Banjo, 24-before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for alleged rape.

The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Caleb Leranmo, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Oct. 13 at Moshood road, Ikere-Ekiti.

He alleged that the first accused, Dayo, aided the three accused persons to gang rape a girl  which led to her being hospitalised.

The prosecutor  said the offence contravened section 4(d) of the Ekiti State Gender Based Violence (Prohibition) Laws of  2011.

The accused, however,  pleaded not guilty while their counsel, Mr Chris Omokhafe, prayed the court to grant bail to them.

Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye  granted bail to each of the accused persons in the sum of N100,000 and one surety  in like sum who must be a civil servant.

He adjourned the case to Nov. 15  for further hearing.(NAN)

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Pic of the man who allegedly murdered his wife with acid in Anambra


This is Mr Sunday Eze, the 33 year old man who allegedly bathed his estranged wife with acid in Nnewi on Friday 11th October 2013 along Oraifite/Ichi axis of Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State.

Sunday Eze is on the run after bathing his late pregnant wife with acid and forcing some down her throat. 23 year old Ebere Eze was rushed to the hospital where she died. (Read the story HERE)
Sunday is still at large and according to the relatives of the deceased, he usually calls them claiming that he was manipulated to murder Ebere and would also beg for forgiveness. Meanwhile angry youths of Edoji Uruagu Nnewi of Anambra state which is the native community of the deceased have burnt down the house of Sunday Eze. Sunday hails from Obiofia Nnewichi Nnewi of Anambra State.

 Source: lindaikeji

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Father of one defiles neighbour’s six-year-old daughter


A 32-year-old father, Glory Egbenanalujo, was on Monday paraded at the Edo State Police Command headquarters, Benin, for allegedly defiling the six-year-old daughter of his neighbour.

Parading Egbenanalujo along with 54 other suspected criminals, Commissioner of Police, Foluso Adebanjo, said the victim’s mother (name withheld), reported the case to the police.

He said, “On October 7, a six–year-old girl was allegedly defiled by one Glory Egbenanalujo ‘m’ aged 32 years. The little girl’s mother, who discovered blood stains on her daughter’s underwear, reported the matter to police.

Investigation revealed that the little girl was defiled by the suspect. He has confessed to the crime and will be charged to court.”

Other offenders, paraded by the police, included a landlord, Victor Iyen, who allegedly raped one of his tenants and the duo of Austin Ogbebor, 20, and Lucky Ekhator, also 20, for allegedly raping a housewife.

Iyen, who admitted sleeping with the tenant, however, claimed they had an affair.

He said, “I raped a girl, she’s my toaster. We live in the same house. Just like I was drunk; I did it.”
A dismissed soldier and an alleged gun manufacturer, Edobor Osarekemwen, 52, who was arrested for carjacking and impersonation, for parading himself as a uniformed man, were also paraded by the command.

Osarekemwen, however, said his activities were genuine.

He said, “I am from Okokhuo village in Ovia North East. I only service guns, both local (locally) and English-made, for local hunters. Thieves do not buy from me and I know my people. I do not sell to or deal with criminals.”

Items recovered from some of the criminals included various brands of vehicles and motorcycles, double and single-barrelled guns, ammunition, locally-made pistols, military gears, live cartridges, hammers, saws, master key, cutlasses, BlackBerry phone, mattresses and electronic equipment.
Adebanjo reiterated the command’s determination to reduce crime in Edo State.

He said, “While the command remains focused and determined in reducing crime to its barest minimum, particularly as we celebrate Eid-el-Kabir in the state. The command calls on all and sundry to collaborate with the police in intelligence gathering aimed at fishing out undesirable elements in the state.”

Source: Punch

Monday, 14 October 2013

Man allegedly murders wife with acid in Anambra

A 33 year old man is on the run after murdering his wife with acid. On Friday October 11th, a man named Sunday Eze from Obiofia Nnewichi Nnewi in Anambra State, went to his father-in-law's house at Edoji Uruagu to see his estranged wife, 23 year old Ebere Eze (Nee Agwuncha) who had moved back to her father's house after falling out with her husband. The victim's in-law said Sunday came to the house that Friday and claimed he had recently bought new plots of land he wanted his wife to see. He managed to convince Ebere to go with him to go see the land. As they approached Oraifite/Ichi axis in Ekwusigo Local Government, Sunday Eze turned on his wife and attacked her. He beat her with iron and poured acid on her. He then forced some of the acid down her throat.

The lady's screams attracted some policemen who were passing by the area but by then, her attacker was long gone. The policemen rushed her to Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi where she later died.

According to the victim's in-law Sunday called his wife's family yesterday Sunday 13th demanding for forgiveness for what he did, but not really saying why he attacked his wife so viciously. Sunday Eze is wanted by the Nigerian police. See the graphic pic after the cut...




Source: LindaIkeji

Friday, 11 October 2013

Butcher rapes 11-yr-old girl

ABUJA— An Upper Area Court in Mararaba, NasarawaState, yesterday, sentenced a 27-year-old butcher, Mu’azu Lawali, to four years imprisonment for raping a minor.

The presiding officer, Mr. Vincent Gwehemba, did not give the convict an option of fine.

The convict, who lives in Angwan Ganda Masaka, was arraigned for having unlawful carnal knowledge of an 11-year-old girl.

The prosecutor, Inspector Joseph Ahua, told the court that the matter was reported by the victim’s parents at Masaka Police Station on October 4.

Ahua said the convict confessed to committing the offence, which contravened Section 283 of the Penal Code.

“Whoever has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 14 years and shall also be liable to fine,” the Penal Code reads.

The accused, however, pleaded guilty to the charge.

Source: vanguard

Pastor abducts daughter, assaults lover


Ujiatolor


A man, who claimed to be the pastor of Prayer Mountain Ministries, Lagos, Olusola Adewunmi, has been accused of aggravated assault against his lover, Queen Ujiatolor, in the Onipanu area of Lagos State.

Although not legally married, the couple are said to have two children together. Their five-year relationship is said to have been fraught with domestic violence.

When PUNCH Metro visited the victim in a hospital, her legs and hands were bandaged while she was also placed on drip.

She said, “I met Adewunmi in 2009; he had just returned from Pakistan where he was said to have served a prison term. He told me he was a changed man and a pastor; I believed him.

“Soon after, we had a marriage introduction and our two families met and subsequently, we started living together.

“However, months into the relationship, he started beating me. Sometimes, he would use a belt or any object he found. After the beating, I would report to his parents and they would come begging me to forgive him.”

The victim alleged that even during pregnancy, Adewunmi did not stop the beating.

Ujiatolor said she was driven out of their home six months after she had put to bed.  A member of Adewunmi’s church allegedly took her place as the pastor’s new lover.

She said a year later, in 2012, the pastor came back to her for reconciliation and promised to wed her legally. However, this was not to be as the physical violence allegedly continued.

Ujiatolor claimed to have sustained a fracture in the process and was rushed to Regina Mundi Hospital, Mushin in Lagos.

The victim said their relationship got worse when the pastor told her that she must change her last name but she refused because they had not done a proper wedding. She was forced to move out of the home after the birth of the second child in May 2013.

Things allegedly took a turn for the worse on September 22, when Adewunmi forcefully abducted one of their children in her absence.

She said, “On that day, I was at a seminar in Ilupeju when he called me on the telephone, calling me a prostitute. He told me he had taken our older daughter and that I would never see her again. So, I went to his church and attempted to take her away. He hit me from behind and pushed me into a glass door. After he saw the extent of my injuries, he fled.”

The doctor, Gani Yahaya, said the victim sustained lacerations on her calf muscle and had splinters of glass in her wounds.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the incident was reported at the Alakara Police Division and later transferred to the Area D Command.

A non-governmental organisation, Project Alert on Violence Against Women, which took over Ujiatolor’s case, called on the police to take the case seriously.

The Director, Dr. Josephine Effa-Chukwuma, said, “We are appalled at the situation and no one should condone any form of domestic abuse. The police should also take the matter seriously rather than regarding it as a family affair.”

When contacted on the phone, Adewunmi said, “I cannot tell you if it is true or a lie. I have no comment and I don’t want to get involved in press matter.”

The Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Damasus Ozoani, confirmed that the matter had been reported to the police and investigations were ongoing.

Source: Punch

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Man, 35, in court for raping 9-yr-old

IBADANAn Ibadan High Court, yesterday, remanded a 35-year-old man, Segun Majeed, in prison over alleged rape.

The prosecutor, Mrs Olumide Ojo, told the court that the defendant allegedly raped a nine-year-old girl on May 29, 2012, at the ArmyBarracksPrimary School, Iwo Road, Ibadan.

She told the court that she was yet to respond to the application filed by defence counsel, Mr. Olaniji Olabinjo.

Ojo said she had just been served, that the court should give her time to respond.
Justice Mashud Abas ordered that the defendant be taken back to prison and adjourned the case till tomorrow.

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Man docked over alleged rape of 13-year-old

The police Thursday arraigned a 27-year-old man, Justin Ikyem in a Makurdi Chief Magistrate’s  Court, Benue State for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.

The police prosecutor, Sgt. Gabriel Ebonyi told the court that, one Terhemen Ade reported the case at ‘E’ Division Police Station on September 19.

The complainant had told the court that Ikyem had allegedly lured the girl to his room when she went out to play with her friend in a neighbour’s house.

He claimed that the accused had lured the girl to his room and forcefully had canal knowledge of her after promising to settle her school fees.

Ebonyi said the accused was arrested in the course of investigating the case, which contravened section 284 of the penal code of Benue, 2004.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Dan Ogo, however, ordered that Ikyem be remanded at the Federal Prison, Makurdi, and adjourned the case to October  28, for further mention.

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Court remands man, 27, for alleged rape

Two men, Segun Olagbebi, 37, and Tokunbo Olukoya, 38, were on Thursday arraigned in Lagos, over the alleged rape of two daughters of their neighbours.

The victims were aged 11 and 13 years, respectively.

Segun and Tokunbo are standing trial at an Abule-Egba Magistrate  Court in Lagos, on a four-count charge of rape.

The accused, who reside at No. 85, Akinpelumi Close, Oko-Paki, Kola Bus stop, Agbado-Ijaiye, are both carpenters.The prosecutor, Insp. Racheal Williams, told the court that the offences was committed on July 12 and August  4, respectively, at their residence.

According to the prosecution, on July 12, the accused raped an 11-year-old daughter of one of their neighbours in the room of the first accused.

“Also, on August  4, the first accused, Segun raped the 13-year-old daughter of the second accused in his (Olukoya’s) room.

“It was the screaming of the girl that attracted the neighbours and the first accused (Olagbebi) was arrested. It was at the police station that Segun told the police that both himself and Olukoya had previously raped an 11-year-old daughter of one of their neighbours,” she said.

The case was adjourned till October  15, for mention.

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Man, 25, remanded in prison for abduction, rape

MARARABA (NASARAWA STATE) — A Grade 1 Area Court in Aso Pada in Mararaba, Nasarawa State has ordered one David Monday, 25, to be remanded in Keffi Prison on charges of abduction and attempted rape.

The presiding officer, Mr. Albert Maga, gave the order after the Police Prosecutor, Mr. Friday Adaji, prayed the court to order that Monday be remanded till October 24.

Maga then adjourned the case to October 24 for hearing.

Earlier, Adaji told the court that one Esther Patrick of Aso in Mararaba, lodged a complaint against the accused on October 3 at the ‘A’ Division Police Station, Mararaba.

Source: vanguard

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Brothers in court for raping 50-year-old woman

Two brothers, Uba Emehelu and Nnanna Emehelu, have been arraigned before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly raping and assaulting a 50-year-old woman.
The incident was said to have occurred at the Orile area of Lagos.
It was learnt that  the victim, whose husband is based in the United States and has a grown up son, had lived in the same flat with the defendants for many years.
She was said to have sub-let two rooms to the brothers when she could no longer afford the full payment of the apartment.
While the victim deals in phone accessories, the two Enugu state indigenes sell textile materials at the Oshodi Market.
Around 10pm on September 4, 2013, the victim was said to have arrived from her shop and settled down in her room to eat.
She became pressed and went to ease herself in the toilet.
But on her return, it was alleged that the 33 year-old Uba pounced on her, forcefully removed her dress and raped  her.
The police told the court on Wednesday that Uba further squeezed her neck to keep her from shouting.
After the act, the police said the victim held Uba to stop him from escaping and began calling for help.
His brother, Nnanna, 32, however assaulted the victim “with fist blows in an effort to free Uba from her grip.”
The brothers were arraigned on three counts of rape and assault.
The charges read in part, “That you, Uba Emehelu, on the 4th day of September, 2013 at 10pm, at 34 Coker Compound, Orile, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did by force have unlawful sexual intercourse with one (name witheld), female, aged 50 years, without her consent.”
The prosecutor, Adebesin Shamsideen, a legal officer from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, said the offences were punishable under Sections 258 and 170 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges and elected summary trial.
The brothers were represented by three lawyers- Dr. K.U Ekweme, E.E Bassey and D.C Makanjuola.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.A Demi-Ajayi, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N500,000 with a surety “who must be gainfully employed and be resident in Lagos with evidence of tax payment.”
The matter was adjourned till October 28 for trial.

Police nab man for raping underage girls

Osun State Police Command has arrested a 22-year-old man, Daniel Sunday, for allegedly raping two underage girls of the same parents.
The suspect was said to have lured the girls to an uncompleted building in Iloko Ijesa by showing them pornographic film on his telephone.
The two sisters, who fell into the hands of the suspect, were said to be  aged eight and 12 years.
 They were sent on an errand by their mother, which reportedly gave Sunday the opportunity to lure them with the erotic film in his telephone.
The suspect was also said to have given the victims N50 each to further entice them.
The girls were said to have stayed back at the uncompleted building after they had been defiled, while their mother became worried when she couldn’t find her two daughters at home.
The worried mother was said to have reported a case of missing persons to the police and detectives were sent out to search for the girls.
The Police Public Relations Officer for the command, Mrs. Folasade Odoro, confirmed the incident in a statement. She added that the suspect was arrested and had confessed to the crime.
The statement read in part, “The suspect confessed to the crime and stated that he had been in the illicit acts of showing children ‘blue’ films from his mobile phone after which he would  give them the sum of N50 as a form of enticement.
“The two children have been taken to the hospital for proper medical treatment and examination. The suspect will be charged to court after conclusion of investigation.”
In a related incident, one Odey, a 23 year-old man, was arrested by the police for allegedly defiling a seven year-old girl.
The incident, according to the PPRO, happened at Odogo Ijesa on September 18.
The mother of the victim was said to have left her two daughters at home and went to the farm.
The suspect was said to have lured the younger of the two siblings away and forcibly had sex with her.
The mother, on returning home, was said to have noticed that her daughter was behaving in a strange way. She probed her and the little girl was said to have confessed.
The case was reported to the police and the suspect was promptly arrested.
The PPRO said the suspect would be charged to court immediately the investigation was concluded.

Brothers arraigned for raping 17-year-old

Two brothers, Oluwatobilola Muse and Oluwaseun Muse, and their friend, one Rasak Aare, have been arraigned before an Ebute Meta Magistrate’s Court for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl.
The three defendants were arraigned on a three counts of rape and attempted rape.
The police said the incident happened at Railway Compound, Ebute Meta, Lagos State, on 22 September, 2013.
It was learnt that the victim was 18-year-old Oluwatobilola’s girl friend.
He was said to have arranged with his elder brother, Oluwaseun,23, and Aare, 20, to rape her because she refused to allow him sleep with her since they started dating.
The victim had gone to visit Oluwatobilola when she was abducted and taken behind a filling station in the area.
However, people in the neighbourhood heard the cries of the minor and came to her rescue.
The charges read in part, “That you, Rasak Aare, Oluwatobilola Muse, Oluwaseun Muse, on the 22 September, 2013 at 1530hrs, at CI Quatres behind filling station Railway Compound in the Lagos Magisterial District did unlawfully and forcefully have sexual intercourse with one (name withheld) 17 years old.”
The men pleaded not guilty.
The magistrate, Ms S.O Solebo, granted them bail in the sum of N200,000.

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30-year-old bags three-month jail term over rape of minor

A Zone 2 Wuse Magistrates’ Court in Abuja on Wednesday sentenced Seyi Balogun, 30, of Zehidu Village, Lugbe, Abuja, to three months in prison for sexually assaulting a minor.
The Senior Magistrate, Mrs. Grace Adebayo-Eisape, sentenced Balogun without an option of fine.
Adebayo-Sisape condemned the action of the convict and said the sentence was to deter others.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Inspector Jeremiah Elijah, had told the court that the matter was reported at the Lugbe Police Station, Abuja, by Sunday Patrick of the same address on January 31, 2013.
Elijah said Patrick told the police that the convict deceived the three-year-old girl after picking her up from school and sexually assaulted her.
The prosecutor said that the convict could not give satisfactory answers to the allegation when he was being interrogated.
He added that a doctor had confirmed that the little girl was sexually assaulted.
 

Ibadan records over 20 new rape cases monthly -Survey

The incidence of rape has taken a serious dimension in Ibadan, Oyo state with more than 20
new cases reported monthly, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

A survey by NAN correspondent in Ibadan showed that the menace was fast assuming a dangerous dimension with reported abuse of minors

Mr James Ajibola, the legal adviser to the Nigeria Union of Journalist, Oyo State chapter, one of those interviewed in the survey, said rape was one of the social vices currently ravaging the society.
He said aside the fact that it had become an aberration, under-aged girls were now major targets of rapists, leaving their victims with horrible experiences.

The legal practitioner said the Nigeria constitution defines rape and spells out penalties for culprits, which range from two to 14 years jail term, depending on the severity of the crime or court’s discretion.

According to him, the intervention by various people to settle rape cases out of court has allowed rapists to go unpunished and thus encouraging more rape cases.

“Over 20 new rape cases are recorded on a monthly basis in Ibadan alone, with only one out of 100 per cent rape cases receiving diligent prosecution,” he said.

Source: Punch

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