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Three nabbed for molesting teenager in Niger

The Police in Niger State have arrested three suspects in connection with the gang rape of a 14-year-old girl in the Maitumbi area of Minna.

Our source learnt that the suspects, Abdulrahman Ahmed, 19; Isyaku Umar, 20; and Adamu Sani, 20, were arrested by a team of policemen following a tip-off by residents.

It was learnt that the suspects abducted the teenager and took turns to molest her.

Our correspondent gathered on Thursday that the gang ambushed the girl, who was on an errand, and held her captive for the duration of the assault.

The victim’s mother, Amina Abubakar, reported the matter to the police, which led to the arrest of the suspects.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammad Abubakar, confirmed the arrest, saying the suspects had confessed to the crime and were waiting for their day in court.

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Police arraign businesswoman, brother for allegedly beating up pastor’s wife

The police on Friday arraigned a businesswoman and her brother, who allegedly beat up a clergy’s wife and her brother in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.

The police charged Faith, 34, and John, 20, who resides at Shasha, Lagos State, with five counts of assault, breach of peace, unlawful entry and conspiracy.

They pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Victor Eruada told the court that the defendants committed the offence on June 19.

He said the defendants unlawfully entered the apartment of Pastor Solomon Ogwuche and beat up his wife, Helen and his brother, John during a disagreement.

Eruada alleged that the defendants inflicted severe injuries on the pastor’s wife and her brother.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 172, 168, 308, and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

It is reported that Section 172 provides a three-year jail term for offenders.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr O.D. Njoku, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N50, 000 bails with two sureties each in like sum.

Njoku adjourned the case until July 15, for mention.

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Angry youths burn police station in Imo over alleged killing of young man by trigger-happy policeman

Irate youths on Monday set ablaze a police station in Obowo Local Government Area, after a trigger-happy police officer shot an unarmed young man, Ikenna Ukachi.      After killing the young man, the policeman abandoned his rifle and fled before the mob could get to him.     The killing of the 25-year-old man triggered a massive outrage in the hitherto peaceful community.    

Graphic Photo: Angry youths burn police station in Imo over alleged killing of young man by trigger-happy policeman

In a spontaneous reaction, the youth marched on the Otoko Police Division to express their grievances.  
This attracted other angry members of the community which led to a mob action that resulted in the burning of the police division.    

Graphic Photo: Angry youths burn police station in Imo over alleged killing of young man by trigger-happy policeman

According to reports, the young man was shot and killed by the policeman at the EDS Plaza in Umuokeh, Obowo.  
The angry youths blocked the roads passing through their community and leading to the police division with bonfires. On sighting the angry mob, officers and men at the Otoko Police Division fled their duty post for safety.  
The angry youths then ransacked the police division, carted away firearms and set it ablaze.  

Graphic Photo: Angry youths burn police station in Imo over alleged killing of young man by trigger-happy policeman

The state Police Commissioner, Rabiu Ladodo, who confirmed the incident said that only about 30 per cent of the division was affected by the fire before it was put out.

The commissioner promised that he was working with the community leaders to recover arms and ammunition carted away from the police division.

“The trigger-happy policeman understands the gravity of his offence and had fled. He has been declared wanted and I have directed that he should be hunted down and arrested. He must face the full weight of the law. We have spread our dragnet, it is just a matter of time and he will be in custody.” he said.
Meanwhile, Governor Emeka Ihedioha, on Tuesday afternoon visited the community.   The Governor after visiting the Divisional Police Headquarters in Obowo which was set ablaze by the youths, also paid a visit to the bereaved family in Umuebea, Umuoke Obowo.    While consoling the family, the governor assured that the trigger happy policeman will be brought to book.     

Graphic Photo: Angry youths burn police station in Imo over alleged killing of young man by trigger-happy policeman

He charged the Commissioner of police in the state to fish out the cop, while urging them to ensure that all those who took the laws into their hands are apprehended.      He assured the deceased family that the Government will stand by them and support them at this trying period. He prayed God to grant the soul of Ikenna eternal rest.      The Governor was accompanied by the Deputy Governor, Hon. (Engr) Gerald Irona, the Imo State CP, Ibrahim Ladodo, the Chairman Council of Tradition Rulers, Eze Samuel Agunwa Ohiri, the Special Adviser Security, Mr Raymond Nkemdirim, among other Government functionaries.     

Graphic Photo: Angry youths burn police station in Imo over alleged killing of young man by trigger-happy policeman

The Chief of Staff, Chief Chris Okewulonu alongside other leaders of the area were on hand to receive the Governor.

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Let’s protect women, girls from assault, rape —Singer, Simi

Alternative music singer, Simisola Ogunleye, popularly known as Simi has called for better protection of Nigerian women and girls from physical abuse and rape.

In an emotional post on Wednesday, Simi decried the treatment of women in Nigeria and the lack of action from family and society when they are assaulted.

She wrote on her verified Instagram page, “Women, even little girls are not safe in this country. First, there is oppression, abuse.

“When something does happen to you, nobody fights for you. The family says ‘Protect our name’, the church says ‘touch not my anointed’.

“The government just does not give. So men, please when people are fighting for women, say they are feminists and want equal rights for women, I hope you remember how unprotected they are and fight with them.

“Women, when you see another woman fighting for you and your rights, if you don’t like the approach because you think everything is all about submission, your life is constantly at stake.

“If it hasn’t touched you yet, count your blessings. Open your eyes, the world does not favour you. Fight back.

“As for these animals, you can only slap and rape for so long. One by one, judgement will find you and drag you down. I know men go through sexual assault too!

“I acknowledge it but women and children are more vulnerable. Let’s fight for and protect the most vulnerable in the society,” Simi said.

Our source reports that her statement comes on the heels of two high profile alleged abuse, among others that have flooded social media in the last couple of days.

On Friday, Busola Dakolo accused Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly of raping her when she was a teenager, in a now-viral interview.

Also, on Tuesday, surveillance footage showed Senator Elisha Abbo physically assaulting a woman in an Abuja shop with the assistance of a policeman.

The events and others like it have prompted several social media calls for more justice for women, especially when they have been raped or physically assaulted.

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Lady inflicts injuries on househelp after her brother tried to rape her

Victim

The victim with injuries on her body

A Facebook user, Agatha Ayerite, has shared a very heartbreaking story of how a little girl was beaten up mercilessly by the woman she lives with.

According to Ayerite, the little girl was beaten mercilessly after she cried out when the woman’s brother tried to rape her.

She wrote: ”Pls admin I need these pictures to go viral, this is what an Aunty did to a child that lives with her. The child was almost raped by the aunt’s brother that came to visit them because the child cried out she was beaten beyond recognition”.

Sex toy shop assault: Amnesty International, Keyamo, Dabiri-Erewa, celebrities demand senator’s arrest

Adamawa North lawmaker, Senator Elisha Abbo, has continued to receive bashing from Nigerians over a video showing him beating up a shop attendant at a sex toy shop in Abuja.

Nigerians from opposing political parties as well as rights groups and celebrities have called on the police to immediately take action against Abbo.

Global rights body, Amnesty International, called on the police to immediately take action against the 41-year-old lawmaker.

In a Facebook post, AI said, “Senator Elisha Abbo (Adamawa North) who took three ladies shopping for sex toys in Abuja, assaulted a nursing mother, in the presence of policemen. This must be investigated. The lawmaker must face justice. The victims must be protected from his promise of more violence.”

On his part, human rights lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), said the police could arrest the senator immediately given the available video evidence and arraign him accordingly.

He tweeted, “The case of Senator Elisha Abbo is very straightforward: the police must immediately take three steps: first arrest him (no formal complaint is needed with the evidence on tape). Secondly, obtain his statement (if he’s willing to make one) and that of the victim and thirdly arraign him in court.”

The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said it was unfortunate that Abbo was the one who replaced the respected Senator Binta Garba at the Senate.

She called on the Senate not to shield him but ensure that he was dealt with swiftly.

Dabiri-Erewa tweeted, “To think that this PDP guy was said to have ‘defeated’ one of our most respected female parliamentarians, Senator Binta Garba. The Senate must not protect him. He should be charged. The footage is enough evidence. He deserves to be in prison.

“I hope the Senate will not protect him. I expect a senator to move a motion of urgent importance tomorrow.”

Celebrities, including those not known to dabble in politics, also gave the senator a dressing down.

Peter Okoye, a member of the defunct P-Square group, called for the immediate arrest of the senator and called on the National Assembly not to allow him to sit again.

Okoye said on his Instagram page, “I am so mad right now after watching this video clip of our representative assaulting a woman. People like Elisha Abbo do not deserve to hold public office. This is disgusting. He needs to be arrested and prosecuted as soon as possible.

“If the Nigerian Senate is a serious place, he should not even be able to enter the Senate on the next sitting.”

Also reacting, popular musician, Adekunle Gold, said, “I am so angry. I want to say a lot of things but I am at a loss for words.”

Music producer, Don Dazzy, expressed shock that a senator could do such a thing.

Meanwhile, activist, Deji Adeyanju, has led a protest to Louis Edet House, the headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force where he is expected to submit a petition to the Inspector-General of Police.

Adamawa North lawmaker, Senator Elisha Abbo, has continued to receive bashing from Nigerians over a video showing him beating up a shop attendant at a sex toy shop in Abuja.

Nigerians from opposing political parties as well as rights groups and celebrities have called on the police to immediately take action against Abbo.

Global rights body, Amnesty International, called on the police to immediately take action against the 41-year-old lawmaker.

In a Facebook post, AI said, “Senator Elisha Abbo (Adamawa North) who took three ladies shopping for sex toys in Abuja, assaulted a nursing mother, in the presence of policemen. This must be investigated. The lawmaker must face justice. The victims must be protected from his promise of more violence.”

On his part, human rights lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), said the police could arrest the senator immediately given the available video evidence and arraign him accordingly.

He tweeted, “The case of Senator Elisha Abbo is very straightforward: the police must immediately take three steps: first arrest him (no formal complaint is needed with the evidence on tape). Secondly, obtain his statement (if he’s willing to make one) and that of the victim and thirdly arraign him in court.”

The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said it was unfortunate that Abbo was the one who replaced the respected Senator Binta Garba at the Senate.

She called on the Senate not to shield him but ensure that he was dealt with swiftly.

Dabiri-Erewa tweeted, “To think that this PDP guy was said to have ‘defeated’ one of our most respected female parliamentarians, Senator Binta Garba. The Senate must not protect him. He should be charged. The footage is enough evidence. He deserves to be in prison.

“I hope the Senate will not protect him. I expect a senator to move a motion of urgent importance tomorrow.”

Celebrities, including those not known to dabble in politics, also gave the senator a dressing down.

Peter Okoye, a member of the defunct P-Square group, called for the immediate arrest of the senator and called on the National Assembly not to allow him to sit again.

Okoye said on his Instagram page, “I am so mad right now after watching this video clip of our representative assaulting a woman. People like Elisha Abbo do not deserve to hold public office. This is disgusting. He needs to be arrested and prosecuted as soon as possible.

“If the Nigerian Senate is a serious place, he should not even be able to enter the Senate on the next sitting.”

Also reacting, popular musician, Adekunle Gold, said, “I am so angry. I want to say a lot of things but I am at a loss for words.”

Music producer, Don Dazzy, expressed shock that a senator could do such a thing.

Meanwhile, activist, Deji Adeyanju, has led a protest to Louis Edet House, the headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force where he is expected to submit a petition to the Inspector-General of Police.

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Pastor, two others nabbed for alleged rape, defilement in Delta

A pastor and two men in their 50s have been arrested by the police in Delta State for their alleged involvement in rape and defilement.

A police source in Sapele said the pastor, simply identified as Collins, was arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.

Collins, a senior pastor with a new generation church was apprehended by the police after he was allegedly caught in the act.

It was gathered that policemen took the suspect into custody after the victim’s parents reported the matter at the Gana Police Station in Sapele.

Although details of the incident were still sketchy, our correspondent gathered that the suspect was arrested on Saturday and later transferred to the Sapele Area Command.

The police have also confirmed the arrest of two men in their 50s for separately defiling a 10-year-old girl and a two-year-old baby.

One of the suspects, a 58-year-old man, was arrested for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl at Eku in the Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state.

The second suspect was accused of molesting a two-year-old baby at the Ovwian/Aladja area of Udu Local Government Area of the state.

Confirming the arrests, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said the two men would be charged to court on today (Monday).

Onovwakpoyeya said, “On the June 9, 2019, a teenage girl of about 10 years was defiled by a 58-year-old man in Eku. Similarly, on the June 27, 2019, at Ovwian Aladja Warri, another innocent two-year-old baby girl was defiled by a 52-year-old man.

“The two suspects were arrested and are presently in police custody. They will soon be charged to court at the completion of investigation, most likely on Monday, July 1, 2019.”

The state Commissioner of Police, Adeyinka Adeleke, bemoaned the rising cases of defilement of minors in the state.

Adeleke called on parents and guardians to keep close watch on their female children to avoid incessant cases of minors being abused.

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Court remands three for allegedly beating policeman to death

An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, on Tuesday ordered that three men who allegedly beat a policeman to death, be remanded in prison, pending legal advice.

The Magistrate, Mrs Mercy Amole-Ajimoti, ordered that Abubakar Mohammed, 25; Salisu Usman, 20; and Ajayi Ojo, 32, be remanded in Agodi prison.

Amole-Ajimoti, who did not take the plea of the defendants, ordered the police to return the case file to the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

She, subsequently, adjourned the case until July 15, for mention.

The Prosecution, Insp. Sunday Ojeleye, told the court that the three defendants allegedly conspired to commit the offence on March 22, by 7 p.m. at Sabo area, Mokola, Ibadan.

Ojeleye alleged that the defendants assaulted Insp. Tirimisiyu Akinola, with dangerous weapons at Sabo, while on lawful duty in a dark spot in the area.

The deceased, he said, was a policeman attached to the  Area Command, Iyaganku, Ibadan, and led a team of policemen to Sabo.

The prosecution said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 316 and punishable under Sections 319 and 324.

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