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Man sentenced to life imprisonment for raping his 14-year-old stepdaughter in Cross River state

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The Family Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State has sentenced 47-year-old Emmanuel Thompson Udo to life imprisonment for raping his 14-year-old stepdaughter.

Udo was on Thursday, December 3, found guilty of raping the minor in August, 2018 at his residence No. 45 Afokang Street, Calabar South local government area of the state. 

He was convicted by Hon. Justice E.E. Ita, Acting Chief Judge of Cross River State and presiding Judge of the Family Court.

His conviction was secured courtesy of the Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (BRCI); Hon. Tanko Ashang, former Attorney General of Cross River State; Mr. Felix Itittim, the DPP; Blessing Egwu and the Nigeria Police.

Barr. James Ibor, Head of BRCI, said the rape incident was exposed after the victim’s mother reported the matter to the group. He said the victim who is now 16 years, was excited when she heard of the sentence handed to her stepfather.

Ibor thanked the Nigeria Police special investigators; the former Cross River State Attorney General, Hon. Tanko Ashang; the DPP-Mr Felix Itittim and Blessing Egwu for their effort in securing justice for the victim.

“Thanks to the Basic Rights Counsel Initiative team providing support to the survivor throughout the period of investigation and trial.” 

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17-Year-Old Girl Loses Her Life to Woman For Accepting Husband’s Proposal

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Police command in Kano has affirmed the arrest of a 20-year-old housewife, Suwaiba Shuaibu, for purportedly stabbing one Aisha Kabir to death few days to her wedding.

Aisha was said to have accepted a proposal for union with Malam Shahrehu Alhaji Ali, the spouse of the suspect, before her abhorrent homicide by her to-be co-wife on January 1 at Gimawa village, Doguwa Local Government Area of Kano State.

The spokesman, Kano police command, DSP Abdullahion Haruna Kiyawa, who affirmed the incident in a statement issued early Tuesday, said the deceased was pronounced missing on January 1st and her corpse was found the next day in an uncompleted building within her neighbourhood.

According to the statement; “On 02/01/2021, at about 1030hrs, a complaint was received from one Kabiru Jafaru, ‘m,’ of Gimawa Village, Doguwa LGA of Kano State, that the body of his 17-year-old daughter, Aisha Kabir, ‘f,’ who got missing on 01/01/2021 was found in an uncompleted building in their area of residence.

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“The complainant said the casualty was suspected to have been stabbed on her neck by her killer(s).

“After getting the grievance, the scene was visited and the body was evacuated to Tudun Wada General Hospital for assessment by a Medical Doctor.

“The Commissioner of Police Kano State Command, CP Habu A. Sani, psc further raised and instructed a team of detectives, led by Divisional Police Officer Doguwa, CSP Bala Shuaibu, to capture the culprit(s).

“The team promptly got the ball rolling and apprehended one Suwaiba Shuaibu, ‘f,’ 20 years old, of the same address with the complainant, who is a second wife to one Shahrehu Alhaji Ali, ‘m,’ also of a similar location.

“Investigations revealed the deceased and the husband of the suspect have been in proposed relationship for over six years and they were to tie the nuptial knot on 9th January, 2021.

Kiyawa said during interrogation, the suspect uninhibitedly admitted that; “she had called the casualty on phone, tricked and lured her to an uncompleted building in their neighborhood where she used a sharp knife to stab her on her neck, chest and other parts of her body.

“She revealed she murdered the victim out of jealousy, because her husband proposed to wed her.”

He said the case has been transferred to the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Homicide Section, for discrete investigation, adding that the suspect will be charged to court once the investigation is completed.

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55-year-old man arrested for allegedly raping seven teenagers in Jos

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The police in Plateau state have arrested a 55-year-old man, Abdulhamid Sale, pictured above for allegedly raping seven teenagers in Bukuru community of Jos South local government area.

A youth leader in the community, Aliyu Hassan, said the suspect was arrested after one of the mothers of his victim reported the matter to members of the vigilante group in the community.

“The arrest of the suspect came after a report by a mother to one of the victims to the vigilante group in the area that she saw her daughter with a phone and felt that something was wrong.

After a thorough investigation, we found out that the phone was given to the girl by the said Abdulhamid Sale, and further checks revealed that he raped seven girls, mostly 13 years old in Kugiya area of Bukuru, who are mostly hawkers, by luring them with as little as 50 Naira, and small Tecno Phones”Aliyu said

Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Gabriel Ubah, said the suspect is in the custody of the police and would be charged to court as soon as investigation into the matter is concluded.

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Murdered Mother Of Mbaise Youth Seeks Police Intervention, Accuses Endtime Pastor, Others Of Act

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Mrs. Rosslyn Onuachu, mother of a slained Mbaise youth late Chika Onuachu who was allegedly kidnapped and murdered by alleged youths of Umuasonye in Umuariam Obowo on Dec. 25 has called on Imo Police Command to arrest suspected killers of her son and bring them to book.

Recall that late Chika Onuachu, an indigene of Okpuala Itu Aguneze Mbaise was allegedly kidnapped and murdered in Obowo by alleged youths of Umuasonye Obowo, while his lifeless body was found in a bush.

Speaking to journalists on the issue, Onuachu told journalists that a Pastor of “End Time Church” in Aguneze Pst. Paul Anyanwu who is now at large allegedly invited his twin brother and other youths from Umuasonye to attack her son.

She said trouble started when the Pastor and her son had misunderstanding over access road leading to the Pastor’s church and the pastor threatened to kill him.

“The pastor use our land to create access road to his church without consulting us and when my son approached him on the issue, he carried out serious threat against my son.

“On Dec. 25, 2020 the pastor who is from Umuasonye Umuariam but reside in Aguneze, invited his twin brother and other youths of Umuasonye, who came and whisked my son away and allegedly murdered him in Obowo.

She said the pastor fled the area on getting the news of the death of her son, while the matter was reported to a nearby police station in Mbaise.

Read: Teacher fakes her own kidnap in Kwara to extort N250, 000 from her father

She cried to the Commissioner of Police in Imo and other human right group to help fight the battle and bring killers of his son to book.

She said “I cry for help, I seek justice, he is my only son and bread winner of my family. He was the one taking care of my poor health condition”, she spoke in tears.

Meanwhile, police has been advised not to sweep the matter under the carpet, but to ensure that the alleged Umuasonye youth who carried out the dastardly act should be brought to book.

An indigene of Obowo who spoke on condition of anonymity, told journalists that the youths have been terrorizing the entire LGA with a guise of being a youth body.

He said the youths are responsible for the recent vandalization of a transformer in Umuariam and the issue went viral on social media.

It will be recalled that the same Umuasonye Youths on December 2020 staged a malicious protest against a prominent indigene of Obowo Prince Josua Onyemauche over unfounded allegations.

However, Imo police dismissed the allegations against Prince Josua Onyemauche discribing it as frivolous.

Also Read: Man, 45, arrested for allegedly raping his 13-year-old daughter in Ogun

The youths are currently standing a defamatory charge at Ihitte-Uboma High Court on Suit No: HME 61 2020 between Prince Josua Onyemauche plaintiff and Chijioke Onumaeme, Onwuka Uchenna, Anosike Ikechukwu and Anyawu Okechukwu.

Others in the suit are Chijioke Eche, Anorom Hycient, Osuagwu Emeka, Odinaka Mmakwu and Ekezie Ben.

Meanwhile, confirming the report the Imo police PPRO, Orlando Ikoku said that the matter has officially been reported adding that police has commenced investigations.

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