Monthly Archives: July 2015

Nurse kills 10-yr-old girl

Mrs Comfort Adeoye, popularly known as Iya  Emman, is a house hold name in Momudu Street around Iyana-Ipaja and its environs in Lagos.  Reason? She is a nurse by profession and owns a medicine store, where those who are sick normally go  for medical attention because her charges are affordable compared to what obtains in well established hospitals. …

2 arrested with corpse of 2-yr-old girl in Aba

THE Abia State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Wednesday, arrested two men with the corpse of a two-year-old girl. The suspects were apprehended when they were trying to bury the corpse in an abandoned pit in Osisioma, near Aba. The middle-aged suspects are Jonathan Nwogu from Mgboko Umuola in Obingwa Local Government …

‘How my father beat me with barbed wire because of mum’

LAGOS—Operatives of Vigilante Group of Nigeria, VGN, Ebutte Metta chapter, have rescued a 12-year-old girl (names withheld), who was battered by her father in Lagos. It was gathered that the victim was found in critical condition at Oyingbo market, Ebute- Metta, following beatings she allegedly received from her father. A close family source said: …

Child rapists on the loose: How Nigerian policemen aid paedophiles to escape justice

  One cold afternoon, 11-year-old Bisi Adebola (not real name) was running errands for her mother in Ipaja area of Lagos, when a paedophile living just few metres away from their house, called the girl into his house and raped her. Shy and afraid, Bisi told her story, on the prompting of her mother, how the man, whom she referred to as ‘Alfa’, …

HOW A 13-YEAR OLD GIRLWAS DEFILED AND BATTERED BY A COUPLE

A couple, Mr Francis Onyeji and his wife, Chibuzor, are presently battling with the law over the assault and severe injuries inflicted on a 13-year old girl (names withheld) living with them as a ward in Ekpan, near Warri in Delta State. It was learnt that the woman, Mrs Chibuzor Onyeji, was arrested by the police at Ekpan over the weekend for allegedly …

Kano child bride accused of murder freed

KANO – A Kano High Court sitting in Gezawa, Tuesday, discharged Wasila Tasiu 14 over the murder of her late husband and 3 others. In a landmark judgement,  Justice ruled that based on the formal application before the court from the office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, “the case is hereby terminated and the accused is discharged”.

‘I know I’m too young to be a mother’: child marriage in Ethiopia – in pictures

Early marriage and pregnancy are challenges faced by many teenage girls in Ethiopia. Unicef’s Girls’ Empowerment photo project aims to document the hopes, dreams and aspirations of young women throughout Ethiopia All photographs by Kate Holt for Unicef A young woman with her baby in the maternity unit of the hospital in Gambella, Ethiopia. Early …

Man to die by hanging for killing 6-year-old girl

Bauchi—Bauchi State High Court  had sentenced to death by hanging Ibrahim Idris, 40, for killing a six-year-old girl after failing in his attempt to rape her. Idris was dragged to the court, presided over by Justice Yelim Bogoro, by the state Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, Dawud Yakubu, who charged him with culpable homicide, an offence contrary …