Category Archives: Violence against women and girls

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 …

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, …

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, …

I only inserted my finger, says man accused of defling 15 year old girl

Emmanuel Okorie, a driver who allegedly defiled his neighbour’s 15-year-old sister, has denied the allegation levelled against him by Lagos State Government. The defendant, who is standing trial on a count charge before a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere yesterday, told the court that he did not defile the teenager. Okorie, who was testifying …

COLLEGE STUDENT RAPED TO DEATH IN TARABA

A 300-level final year student of College of Nursing and Midwifery, Jalingo, Miss. Mercy Victor, on Tuesday, died of injuries she sustained following a gang-rape on her by suspected hoodlums on Sunday night. Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP. David Missal who confirmed the development on Tuesday said the matter was reported to the headquarters …

14-YEAR OLD GIRL GANG RAPED BY TWO TEENAGERS.

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested two teenagers, Abiodun Ishola (19) and Kehinde Oloyede (18), for allegedly gang-raping a 14-year-old girl in Obantoko. The Public Relations Officer for the Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, revealed that the suspects were arrested on Saturday, April 28, 2018, after the victim filed a complaint with the police. Mr …

“My daughter seduced and raped me”- Father who impregnated his daughter says .

  A 50-year-old man, Taiwo Oyelabi, has been arrested by detectives attached to the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly having sex with his daughter and impregnating her. Oyelabi, however, stunned policemen when he vehemently insisted that his 21-year-old daughter seduced and later raped him. He said that the girl was always demanding sex …

IS TICKLING CHILD ABUSE?

When someone says “stop tickling me” the person doing the tickling should stop tickling them. Not stopping physical touch when someone says “stop” is a boundary violation. It can be abusive if the person tickling doesn’t stop when asked. Some people aren’t very ticklish themselves and don’t understand that it can be agonizing for a ticklish …

40-YEAR OLD BUS DRIVER DEFILES 7-YEAR OLD GIRL, DAMAGES HER BLADDER

  A 40-year-old commercial bus driver has been arrested for defiling a 7-year old he calls his wife. the abuse which has been on for a while has now resulted in damaged bladder for the child, who now constantly urinates on herself. The sad incident happened at a compound in Ilupeju PalmGroove area, Lagos State. The victim always visited the suspect …