Category Archives: Right of women and girls

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, …

THE PLIGHT OF THE GIRL CHILD

THE utmost responsibility of every nation is to provide security for its citizens. Security means that everything is settled. Lives and properties are protected. The citizens do not live in fear. One of the problems bedeviling Nigeria today is the issue of insecurity. It is no longer news that nobody is safe in Nigeria today. Everybody lives in fear …

Cele ‘prophet’ lands in big trouble for allegedly abducting, impregnating 10-yr-old

A man described as a prophet of a Celestial Church of Christ parish in the Ilashe area of Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State, identified simply as Woli Michael was penultimate week flogged for allegedly abducting and impregnating a 10-year-old girl in the community. It was learnt that Michael, a native of Ondo State, abducted the minor in February …