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Village Head Accused Of Raping, Infecting Girl With HIV In Jigawa

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Umar Ibrahim, the Village Head of Dan Gulam in Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa State, has been accused of raping, impregnating and infecting a girl with HIV.

This was made known via a letter dated October 16, 2023, and addressed to the Secretary of Dutse Emirate Council by the Senior State Counsel in the Jigawa State Ministry of Justice, Kabiru Abdullah, titled: “Notification of arraignment of Umar Ibrahim (Village Head of Dan Gulam) on the offense of rape contrary to Section 3 (1) (A and D) of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Law 2021.”

According to the letter, Kabiru Abdullah said, “I have been directed by the Attorney General of Jigawa State to write and notify Your Highness that a complaint of rape and infection with HIV was lodged at the Office of the Attorney General by one Ya’u Muhammad in which he alleged that Umar Ibrahim (Village Head of Dan Gulam) engaged his daughter in illegal sexual intercourse which resulted in her pregnancy and infected her with HIV.”

The letter explained that upon receiving the complaint, parties were invited, and in the course of discussion with the Attorney General, Umar Ibrahim (the village head) revealed that he had filed a case of defamation against the girl, her father and one Sule Umar of Dan Gulam village before the Upper Shari’a Court in Gwaram.

It further explained that the attorney general directed for the case at the Upper Sharia Court, Gwaram, to be taken over, and all parties were referred to the CID in Dutse for investigation.

After the investigation by the CID, the letter explained that the case diary was sent to the Ministry of Justice for legal advice, saying that the legal advice was given, and it revealed prima facie a case of criminal conspiracy and rape was made against Umar Ibrahim, who, to the attorney general’s greatest dismay, is the Village Head of Dan Gulam in Gwaram Local Government Area.

It stated that in view of the above fact and that he would soon be arraigned before a court, stressing that based on the foregoing fact, the attorney general directed him to write and notify the village head of the position of the case for appropriate steps to be taken.

Reports indicated that there was pressure on the emirate to sweep the issue under the carpet despite appeals and the state government’s intervention through the office of the attorney general.

The family of the girl has called on civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations to intervene in the matter to save the girl’s life and to ensure justice is served.

The village head denied the allegation, saying that he was not the person who impregnated the girl.

He confessed that he is HIV positive and had it for the past 10 years when he married an infected widow, pointing out that that is why they are bringing that girl who has the virus and is pregnant to lay false allegations, but he swears that he didn’t do it.

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Ogun: Guardian Inserts Firewood Into Private Part of 12-year-Old Girl Over Stealing Of ₦650

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An Ogun State-based woman, Temitope Adetanju, has been taken into custody by operatives of the state police command for assaulting a 12-year-old girl over allegations of stealing biscuits and some edibles.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, in a telephone conversation with PUNCH Online on Friday, disclosed that the incident happened on Tuesday in the Isewo Obada Oko area of Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state.

Odutola noted that the suspect, who was a guardian to the victim, had allegedly beaten the minor and inserted a piece of firewood in her private part.

She added that upon receiving the report of the assault, the Divisional Police Officer in the area swung into action and deployed the division’s juvenile officer to the scene of the incident.

Odutola said, “The incident occurred on 11/06/24 at about 1100hrs. The Divisional Police Officer received information that a 12-year-old girl from Isewo Obada Oko was severely beaten and had a piece of firewood inserted into her private part by her guardian, one Temitope Adetanju, a 25-year-old woman residing at the same address.

“On receipt of the distress report, the Divisional Police Officer deployed the Officer in Charge of Juvenile Welfare Center, to apprehend the suspect. Upon her arrest, it was discovered that the victim had stolen items including biscuits worth N200, Milo worth N150, and Mr. Fruit worth N300.”

The PPRO added that the suspect confessed to committing the crime and had been subjected to further investigation.

“The suspect admitted to committing the crime, and the investigation is ongoing,” she disclosed.

 

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Graphic Videos: Female Student Murders Her Newborn Baby In Federal University Dutse Hostel

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A female student has reportedly murdered her newborn baby in the Federal University Dutse (FUD) school hostel in Jigawa State.

The student reportedly gave birth in a toilet in the hostel on Monday, June 10, after which she allegedly threw her baby from the top floor of a three-storey building.

A video from the scene show the body of the newborn lying on concrete where it landed. Two students are seen trying to wrap the baby and the discarded placenta in a towel.

Female student murders her newborn baby in Federal University Dutse hostel (graphic videos)

Students are seen watching the baby while condemning the mother.

Another video shows a mammoth crowd of students gathered to catch a glimpse of the 200-level student who killed her baby as she was led away by school authority.

The school’s spokesperson, Abdullahi Bello, on Monday, confirmed the incident.

Bello assured all that the university promptly notified the authorities. He said that the student’s pregnancy did not occur during her time at the university, while pointing out that the academic session just resumed.

Immediate medical attention was provided to the student following the incident.

“The university administration is conducting a thorough investigation and taking necessary measures to address the situation,” Bello stated.

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Rev Sister Nabbed As Police Recover Two Stolen Children In Anambra

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Two out of the three children of the same parents, who were abducted by a motorcyclist in Amaba Ime, Ikwuano LGA of Abia State, have been rescued and brought back to their parents.

They were rescued in Ekwulobia and Nkpor, two different towns in Anambra State, by security operatives.

The rescue of the two children was confirmed by the Chairman of Ikwuano LGA, Mr Osinachi Nwaka when he received the members of Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Abia State chapter, led by Promise Uzoma Okoro.

The local government chairman, who disclosed that a Reverend Sister who is a member of a child trafficking syndicate has been arrested in connection with the case, added that the Reverend Sister is being detained by the police.

He noted that the disappearance of the three children gave him a sleepless night which prompted him to organize a series of meetings with various arms of security agencies.

The Ikwuano LGA Chairman, who praised the efforts of Governor Alex Otti, Abia State Commissioner of Police and heads of other security agencies in the state in the rescue of the children, assured that the remaining one will soon be found.

The Mayor solicited the cooperation of OMPAN members and the general public to unravel the masterminds of the illicit trade in order to bring them to book for a safer Abia.

“There are syndicates in every local government that trade on children. It amazes me that a man that bought one of the first boys paid N1.8m to buy life.

“A Reverend Sister is the middle person that distributes the children and collects her cut, she’s wearing white and still in state CID till today,” Nwama said.

He advised parents to be more careful about the whereabouts of their children and cautioned schools against sending pupils away from school because of non-payment of school fees.

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