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Abductors of six female students, two school staff backtrack, demand N10m for each victim

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The abductors of the six female students and two members of staff of a private secondary school in Kaduna State have demanded N10m from each parent and family of the victims.

WuzupNigeria reports that the eight persons, including the vice-principal and matron, were kidnapped from Engravers College, Kakau Daji, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna last week Thursday.

The kidnappers had initially demanded N50m for their victims but they have now backtracked over media reports on the abductions which were said to have infuriated them.

They are now demanding N10 million from each of the parents of the abducted girls and families of the two staff members.

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Two sets of the six girls are of the same parents.

An official of the school who was involved in the negotiations said the abductors are no longer interested in a collective bargain, Daily Trust reports.

“They called individual parents and asked them to pay N10 million each. They said they don’t want collective bargain again, every parent should pay N10 million for the release of their children,” the paper quoted the official as saying.

“They told us that they heard the story on the BBC. They called me and they were insulting me.

“They said they don’t want collective bargain again. They said every parent should pay N10 million and collect his child” the staff said in a telephone interview.

“They thought I was negotiating for the ransom on behalf of the government. I told them that when such incidents happen, newspapers and radio stations always report it for the world to know.

“They asked me whether I am a lawyer, I told them that I am a teacher. They asked whether I am the proprietor of the school. I told them that I am not the owner of the school. Then they asked me to remove my hands off the issue and face my business.

”They asked me whether I can recall some expatriates where kidnapped sometimes ago. They said they were the ones who abducted them and that it was the government that paid the ransom.

”I pleaded with them to have mercy on the parents of the children because they don’t have that kind of money.”

Spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command could not be reached for comments, the paper said.

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Applicant arraigned for allegedly stealing friend’s camera worth N710,000

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Applicant arraigned for allegedly stealing friend's camera worth N710,000

A 21-year old applicant has been arraigned by the police in a Wuse  Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly stealing his friend’s Cannon 6D Mark2 camera worth N710, 000.

The man identified as Francis, who resides in Block C6, Same Global Estate, Darkwo District, Abuja, is been charged with two counts of housebreaking and theft.

The Prosecution Counsel, Peter Ejike, told the court that the complainant, Mr Wangel Kunsept of Block 21, Darka Street, Wuse Zone 1, Abuja, reported the matter at the Divisional Police Headquarters Wuse Zone 3, Abuja on May 13.

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Ejike alleged that the defendant illegally gained entrance into the complainant’s house, broke his door and stole the camera and a pair of shoes worth N18, 000.

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The prosecutor alleged that during the investigation the defendant admitted to committing the crime.

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The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 346 and 287 of the Penal Code

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Magistrate Linda Chidama admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N400, 000 with one surety in like sum.

Chidama ordered that the surety must be a civil servant on GL 10 or above and must reside within the court jurisdiction.

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She adjourned the matter until July 2 for hearing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My wife lied, incest is a taboo in Yorubaland, says man accused of raping his nine and seven-year-old daughters

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“I cannot sleep with my children. The rape could have been from an outsider and not me. I didn’t know about it.” These were the words of 48-year-old Femi Onifade, who stands accused of defiling his nine and seven-year-old daughters.

Onifade, a welder, was arrested by the personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps [NSCDC] in Ondo State after his wife, Tope, filed a complaint that he committed the act at his residence, No 27 Liberty Hospital Road, Oluwatuyi area of Akure.

But when he was paraded at the NSCDC headquarters in Alagbaka, Akure, on Monday, the suspect said it was not possible for him to have carnal knowledge of his children because such was a taboo in Yoruba land.

He suggested the crime might have been committed by an outsider, alleging his wife of 11 years raised a false alarm on him.

Femi said,

“I used to have quarrels with my wife. We had a clash around 11pm on that day and she left the house and because of the curfew in town, I didn’t want her to take the children with her. I insisted that the children must remain with me. My wife left and did not come back.

“I went to her family to report and her family begged me. My wife came back two days later and asked me what happened to the children when she examined their private parts.

“My wife accused me of sleeping with our daughters and I said I could not have done it, because it was a taboo in Yoruba land. I am not happy because I was accused of what I did not do. I went to the palace of the Deji of Akure to take an oath for people to believe me.

“I don’t drink and I don’t smoke. It is a lie. I cannot sleep with my children. The rape could have been from an outsider and not me. I didn’t know about it

“The children were crying because they did not see their mother that night. My children used to cry whenever my wife and I were fighting. It was a neighbour, who told my wife that one of the girls cried till daybreak.”

However, his wife, Tope, who vowed to quit the 11-year-old marriage, said Femi told her that what she noticed in their daughters’ private parts was evidence of dysentery when she raised the alarm over her discovery.

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Tope said the children informed her that their father inserted something in their private parts and also used his mouth.

She stated,

“The day we had a quarrel, my husband did not allow me to sleep in the house. I asked neighbours to beg him on my behalf, but he said I should go. He did not allow me take any of my daughters along. I had to find somewhere to sleep. The next day, a neighbour called me to say one of our daughters cried all through the night.

“The neighbour begged me to come back home. I came back and in the night, I noticed something in one of the children’s private parts. I asked my husband and he told me it was dysentery.

“I woke up the eldest daughter and asked her and she pointed at their father. The children said their father used to put something in their private parts.”

Tope added that tests carried out on the children revealed that both had been deflowered.

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The Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC in the state, Olufemi Omole, said the suspect would soon be charged.

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26-year-old man rapes neighbour’s teenage daughter in Lagos

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The Lagos Police Command have arrested a 26-year-old man Benjamin Omade for alleged abduction and defilement of a teenage girl.

The victim (names withheld) was said to be the daughter of his next-door neighbour at Bariga.

It was gathered that Omade allegedly eloped with the underage girl since May 17 with no one knowing their whereabouts.

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He was said to have taken her to 61, Odunsi Street, Bariga where the police tracked him to and arrested him on Sunday evening.

Confirming the incident, police spokesman Bala Elkana said detectives tracked the suspect to the location after the girl’s mother reported her abduction.

He said the woman told the police she strongly believed Omade was responsible for her sudden disappearance.

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Elkana said the teenager was rescued from the location, adding that the suspect confessed to the crime.

Elkana said the case was under investigation

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