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Child trafficking: Couple sold their child and two other children for N600,000 in Imo state

A suspected couple Ugochukwu Nwachukwu 28-yr-old man and Mrs. Glory Ugochukwu 30-yr-old woman, Wednesday claimed that they sold three different babies including their own child, for N600,000. They made this confession at the Imo state Police Headquarters, when they were paraded by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Dazuki Galadanchi, alongside 17 …

5-year old girl maltreated by her guardian rescued

A 5-year-old girl identified as Zahra has been rescued over alleged maltreatment by her guardian in Kaduna state. The little girl was allegedly beaten to pulp by a woman who brought her from Maiduguri, Borno state to Kaduna to take care of her. The girl was rescued by the Kaduna State Commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development who has taken …

3-month old baby rescued after mother placed him under a trailer to be crushed

A 90-day-old baby boy, whose mother allegedly wanted dead, was rescued from beneath a trailer where she put him so he could be crushed. Aisha Yau, who stays under the popular Kawo bridge in Kaduna, was said to have purposely kept the baby under a trailer’s wheel with the expectation that when the trailer moves, it will crush him. But the baby was …

WHY WE MUST END VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN

Globally, it is estimated that up to 1 billion children aged 2-17 years are subject to physical, sexual or emotional violence each year. For many of them, violence leads to severe, lifelong health and mental health consequences. Exposure to violence at an early age can impair brain development and propel victims to engage in risk behaviours such as …

50 – YEAR STUDY PROVES SPANKING CHILDREN IS JUST AS BAD AS PHYSICAL ABUSE

  “I would never discipline my kids by hitting them, but I have no problem with spanking”. Have you ever heard or maybe even used that logic? Parents, caregivers and scientists alike have always debated whether it is right or wrong to use spanking as discipline. After 50 years of research, psychologists have confirmed that spanking children produces …

MAN RAPED AND FORCED DAUGHTER INTO MARRIAGE

A 14-year-old girl (names withheld) has accused her father, Olawale Ibitoye, of raping and forcing her into marriage. The incident occurred at 9, Olulu Close, Ketu, Epe, a Lagos suburb. The victim made the allegation at a traditional birth centre she was taken to during labour. It was gathered that Ibitoye also forced the girl to marry one Moses Okurukpe, …

MAN TO SPEND 50 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DEFILING 14-YEAR OLD GIRL

Sunday Salami, a 31-year-old furniture maker will spend the next half a century languishing in Kirikiri Prisons, Lagos, for defiling a 14-year-old Junior Secondary School 1 student. Justice Sybil Nwaka of an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court sentenced Salami after convicting him of defilement contrary to Section 137 of the Criminal Law …