Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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    Police arrest pastor who ‘raped daughter for five years’

Police arrest pastor who ‘raped daughter for five years’

The Ogun state police has arrested Oluwafemi Oyebola, a pastor of Christ Apostolic Church, Ogo-Oluwa parish, for allegedly raping and impregnating his daughter. The 44-year-old pastor was also said to have had abortions done on his daughter three times. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state police public relations officer, said the suspect was arrested after his daughter lodged a complaint against him at Owode-Egbado [...]

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    El-Rufai: No more bail for rapists… we’re considering castration as punishment

El-Rufai: No more bail for rapists… we’re considering castration as punishment

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the justice system of the state will no longer grant bail to rapists. El-Rufai disclosed this when a group of women, advocating for justice for rape victims, staged a peaceful rally at the government house in Kaduna, on Monday. The governor, who noted that the state already has strong legislation against rape, added that his government [...]

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    Rape: IGP orders probe of policemen who arrested D’banj’s accuser

Rape: IGP orders probe of policemen who arrested D’banj’s accuser

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    A conversation on rape

A conversation on rape

BY OSHORIAME EGBAKHUMEH I would like to have a conversation with the person that spread the idea that a victim is responsible for rape. I would like to know why he believes a woman walking alone at night deserves to be violated by another. I would like to know why he believes a woman who isn’t wearing what he deems as [...]

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    Suspected serial rapist arrested for ‘defiling’ three-month-old baby

Suspected serial rapist arrested for ‘defiling’ three-month-old baby

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested Ahmady Yaro, a 27-year-old man, for allegedly defiling a three-month-old baby and three other minors in Nasarawa state. Bisi Olugboyega, NSCDC deputy commandant of the state command who paraded the suspect on Wednesday, said Yaro perpetrated the act on May 27. Olugboyega said the three-month-old baby is Yaro's fourth victim and was [...]

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    Akwa Ibom pastor arrested for ‘raping’ teenager

Akwa Ibom pastor arrested for ‘raping’ teenager

The Akwa Ibom state police command says it has arrested a pastor and 11 others over rape and defilement of minors. Imohimi Edgal, the state commissioner of police, disclosed this while briefing journalists in Uyo, the state capital, on Wednesday. He said a 33-year-old pastor identified as Inimfon Inyang allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl at his deliverance centre. The police said its findings [...]

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    Lady who accused D’banj of rape files criminal complaint

Lady who accused D’banj of rape files criminal complaint

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    Vivour-Adeniyi: It’s a myth — Lagos study shows people don’t get raped for how they dress

Vivour-Adeniyi: It’s a myth — Lagos study shows people don’t get raped for how they dress

Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, the coordinator of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), says a study by the state government has shown that people do not get raped for how the dress. Speaking with TheCable via an Instagram live interview on Sunday night, Vivour-Adeniyi said the belief that people get raped because of how they dress is only a [...]

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    I’m innocent until proven guilty, says D’banj on rape allegation

I’m innocent until proven guilty, says D’banj on rape allegation

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    My Boko Haram uncle raped me… I can’t forgive the sect, says teenager

My Boko Haram uncle raped me… I can’t forgive the sect, says teenager

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    We rob, rape our victims, say gang members arrested in Abia

We rob, rape our victims, say gang members arrested in Abia

A five-man gang in Abia state that specialises in robbing and raping female victims have been apprehended by the police. Speaking to Saturday Sun, Janet Agbede, commissioner of police in Abia state, said the robbery gang “would collect their victims’ ATM cards, demand their pin and go straight to their banks and withdraw the victims’ money and transfer into their own [...]

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    ‘Offenders should be executed’ — group asks n’assembly to enact stricter laws against rape

‘Offenders should be executed’ — group asks n’assembly to enact stricter laws against rape

A humanitarian group known as Clans Club International (CCI) has called on the national assembly to enact stricter laws against rape. The group suggested execution or life imprisonment for anyone found guilty of a rape charge. A total number of 717 rape cases have been recorded within five months, according to Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP). On Thursday, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of [...]

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    FG to establish special courts for rape cases

FG to establish special courts for rape cases

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says plans are underway to establish special courts for the speedy trial of rape cases. There has been surge in the number of rape cases recorded in the country. Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), had said 717 rape cases were recorded within seven months. Speaking a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, Malami said his office [...]

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    Celebrities react as D’banj’s accuser deletes tweets on rape allegation

Celebrities react as D’banj’s accuser deletes tweets on rape allegation

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    Police: 33% of rape incidents in Kano were in uncompleted buildings

Police: 33% of rape incidents in Kano were in uncompleted buildings

A total of 42 rape allegations have been investigated in Kano between January and May 2020, out of which 33.3 percent were committed in uncompleted buildings. Abdullahi Haruna, public relations officer of the Kano police command, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Thursday. Haruna said the suspects had been charged to courts in the state. He disclosed that statistical analysis of [...]

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    NGO calls for stiffer legislation to protect women from rape

NGO calls for stiffer legislation to protect women from rape

The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria), a nongovernmental organisation (NGO), has called for stiffer legislation to protect women and girls from rape. In a statement on Wednesday, Bridget Osakwe, national coordinator of WANEP-Nigeria, said the organisation is concerned with the increasing sexual assault and rape of women and girls in the country. According to Osakwe, the recent cases of rape [...]

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