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Accused of sexually abusing children, a Roman Catholic priest who served a church in Hunterdon County has been permanently removed from priesthood by Pope Francis.

The Diocese of Metuchen on Friday — Good Friday — announced the laicization of Mark Dolak. He was ordained in 1979 and faced multiple accusations of abuse that were deemed credible, the diocese had announced in February. Dolak had been assigned to six churches in the diocese, including St. Catherine of Siena in Pittstown. Dolak is now returned …

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River donates N1M to prison inmate who delivered twins

Cross River State Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong (right) donated N1million and other gift items on behalf of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River to the Medical Superintendent of Calabar General Hospital, Doctor Ayi Ita (left) for the upkeep of the prison inmate who delivered twins at the hospital on Thursday. Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River …

Court strikes out case as dad ‘forgives’ man who raped 9-year-old daughter twice

A Family Court sitting in Benin, Edo State struck out a case bordering on the rape of a minor as the victim’s father told the judge that he had forgiven the defendant. The complainant expressed his desire to forgive his daughter’s rapist after the defendant had pleaded guilty to child rape. The Police Counsel, Insp. Peter Ogbe, on Wednesday, informed …

Court sentence 29-year old man to life imprisoment for defiling 7-year old girl

———————————– “Idowu Ismail Gbolahan, male, is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment, this is the sentence of this honourable court.” ———————————– For defiling his 7-year-old niece, a 29-year-old vulcanizer …

13-year old girl tells court how 60-year old man defiled her at 11

A 13-year-old student (name withheld), has narrated before an Ikeja Special Offences and Domestic Violence Court how a 60-year-old customer of her grandmother defiled her two-years ago when she was aged 11. The teenager made the disclosure on Tuesday during the trial of one Ahmadu Ali, also known as ‘Baba 90’, now 62-years-old over alleged defilement. …

Driver defiles 4-year old girl with stick and pen

Officers of the Lagos State Police command have begun to look into a case of child molestation at the hands of a driver who works in the University of Lagos Women Society School, Lagos. The driver, Abiodun Mathew, allegedly defiled one four-year-old Kindergarten school girl within the school premises. According to reports, the driver was originally …

CRACO in France 24 Documentary on Babies factory in Nigeria

Since 2018, CRACO has been reaching out to schools in Lagos State educating children on their right to freedom from all forms of violence, especially sexual violence. In one of our schools outreach, we were joined in the field by France 24, an international TV station based in Paris. The TV station was doing a documentary on Babies factory in Nigeria. …

CORPORAL PUNISHMENT: Lagos school to pay N25m to a five-year-old boy for damaging his eye during flogging

Justice Yetunde Idowu of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, on Wednesday, 27th March, 2019, ordered the proprietress of Cendom International Nursery and Primary School, Olodi-Apapa, Uche Owen, to pay N25m as damages to a five-year-old pupil of the school, Destiny Kalu after he was flogged for owing the school fee. Destiny, through his father, Inyima …

Lesson Teacher defiles 13-year old pupil he was giving extramural education

The police in Lagos have arrested a 30-year-old teacher, Charles Munroe, for allegedly defiling a Senior Secondary School one pupil he was giving extramural education. Although Munroe admitted to having sex with the 13-year-old girl, he claimed it was consensual and that the victim seduced him. CRACO learnt that the girl’s mother had employed Munroe …

Killer Husband Lekan Shonde is sentenced to death for killing wife

51-year-old Lekan, a depot worker in the Apapa area of Lagos State, was found guilty of the murder of his wife and he was today sentenced to death by hanging by the Lagos State High Court. Mrs Ronke Shonde was found dead at her home in Egbeda on the morning of May 6, 2016. The family nanny had arrived to prepare the children for school and found the …