Category Archives: Right of women and girls

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. …

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 …

CATHOLIC PRIEST IMPREGNATES 14-YEAR OLD GIRL IN BENUE STATE

A report reaching CRACO from Benue State has it that a Catholic Priest impregnated a 14-year old girl. The suspect is the Parish Priest at St. Christopher Catholic Mission, Nanev, Mbawar, Adikpo, kwande LGA, Benue state at the time this incident took place. The victim was a female Mass Servant at the mission. It was alleged that one day after the evening …

RAPE: SUSPECT RETRACTS GUILTY PLEA AFTER PREGNANT DAUGHTER, UNCLE, NGO WORKERS, DRIVER DIE IN ACCIDENT

A native doctor, Jacob Alonge, who was accused of impregnating his own daughter, Gift, has retracted his guilty plea. The 54-year-old, who was to be sentenced after pleading guilty to charges of incest, reportedly changed his plea after the news that his 17-year-old daughter had died in an accident on the way to a magistrates’ court in Benin City, …

THE FULL STORY OF WHAT HAPPENED TO 13-YEAR OLD OCHANYA AND HOW IT ALL STARTED

The International Federation of Women Lawyers, (FIDA) Nigeria is devastated to report the untimely and unjust passing of our tender client, Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje, allegedly following years of sexual abuse, defilement and violation at the hands of her uncle, Mr Andrew Ogbuja and cousin, Mr Victor Ogbuja. Miss Ochanya’s case was first reported to …

MORE INFORMATION ON 13-YEAR OLD OCHANYA: SHE SHOULD NEVER DIE IN VAIN

Meet the girl who dared to dream. The Exceptionally brilliant girl who held on to her educational dreams. She believed staying with relatives would help her realise it since her immediate family couldn’t muster the funds to see her through school! That dream of being an educated, responsible young woman and leader of tomorrow was not to be. Her …

PATHETIC: FATHER AND SON RAPE 13-YEAR OLD GIRL TO DEATH

13 year old Ochanya who battled with Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) and other health complications at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi after being severely abused by a man and his son on both sides has finally, painfully passed unto the great beyond yesterday in a private hospital in otukpo. The sorrow in my heart is unquantifiable …

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 …

22-YEAR OLD MAN REMANDED FOR DEFILING A 7-YEAR OLD GIRL

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday remanded a 22-year-old trader, Moses Austine, at Kirikiri prisons for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old girl. Magistrate Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi, refused to take the plea of the accused and ordered that he should be kept behind bars pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Austine, …