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Imam, 42, arrested over rape of 12-year-old boy in Abuja


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The National Agency for The Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Wednesday, said its operatives have arrested a 42 years oldp harmacist, Abubarkar Danraka, for alleged sodomy.

A statement by an official of the Press Unit of NAPTIP, Osamuyi Oyegun, said Danraka who has a PhD, was arrested after he allegedly
had an anal sexual intercourse with a 12 year old boy (name withheld).

Oyegun said the offence is contrary to the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015.
According to him, the suspect, who is a resident of Spring Valley Estate of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja works at the National Hospital, Abuja as Chief Pharmacist is currently the Special Assistant (Technical) to the Director General of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Abuja.

He added that Danraka who hails from Zaria, Kaduna State is also an Imam in the Mosque within his estate.

Oyegun said the 12 year old victim, while narrating his ordeal to the NAPTIP operatives said the crime took place on Saturday March 21,
2020 at the residence of the suspect.

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According to him, after their religious educational programme (Islamiyya) that afternoon, he decided to check on his friend who happens to be a neighbour to the suspect.

He explained that when he got to his friend’s residence, he knocked at the door severally, but there was no response, so he made to leave, but the suspect opened his door and beckoned on him to come.

According to the statement, the suspect quickly grabbed the victim’s hands and pushed him into his sitting room.

The suspect was said to later appear friendly and offered the victim a glass of water to

The boy was said to have drunk the water and later began to feel weak.

Oyegun said that in that state of weakness, Danraka allegedly overpowered the suspect laid him on a red settee in his sitting room and forced his penis into the victim’s anus.

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He added that after the encounter, the suspect allegedly asked the boy to go home after issuing a stern warning to him that he must not mention what had happened to him to anyone.

The statement said the mother of the victim scolded him when he reached home but later observed that her son was behaving strange and feeling unease.

She was said to have taken him into the room and questioned him what happened to him, which made the victim to open up on his ordeal.

According to the statement, the victim’s mother checked his body and saw sperm content and bruises around his anus region. The woman and the victim’s father were said to have rushed the boy to the National hospital, Abuja where he was admitted.

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Oyegun said the victim was discharged on Thursday March, 26 after spending five days in the hospital.

He said the suspect who is currently in NAPTIP’s custody denied involvement in such crime.

Oyegun said, an identification parade was, however, done where a number of men with the height and stature of the suspect were put
together, and the victim pointed out the suspect.

He said.

“Subsequent investigation at the home of the suspect also corroborated the narration of the victim especially with the colours of the furniture in the suspect’s sitting room as well as the setting of the place. Further investigations are ongoing.”

According to the statement, the Director-General of NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli expressed sadness over the incident and wondered why such a person should allegedly get involved in such a crime.

She however, appealed to parents to always be vigilant with their children.


Umuahia: Couple steals 10-month-old baby (photos)



Umuahia: Couple steals 10-month-old baby (photos)

Pandemonium as a family has been left in a state of shock after their 10-month old baby boy was stolen by a strange couple on Friday in Umuahia, Abia State, Vanguard reported.

The shock has left the nursing mother acting strangely.

Narrating how the child was stolen in his mother’s hair salon, Mr Harrison a staff of Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, appealed to those who took the little boy to return him to the family.

He explained that while at his duty post on Friday, he got an urgent call to come home. And on getting to the hairdressing salon at Ekwuruke Street by Okigwe Road, he was told how a man and lady deceived his wife, Charity, and stole the child.

Parents of the little boy that was stolen

Parents of the little boy that was stolen

Mr. Harrison’s words: “Three weeks ago, this couple came to the saloon and the lady told my wife that she was looking for a good salon to make her hair.

“She said that they moved into the neighbourhood a few weeks ago from Port Harcourt and had been searching for a good salon to make her hair.

“My wife welcomed them, thinking that they were genuine, not knowing that they had another thing in mind.

“From that day, the ‘couple’ started visiting the saloon on a regular basis and were admiring my children, especially the 10 months old Emmanuel.

“The lady told my wife that they have been married for two years without a child and have been praying for a child like my son.

“They come around every day to greet my wife, thereby creating a kind of familiarity.

“On Friday, the couple came to inform my wife that the wife would be making her hair on Saturday, but my wife told them that since Saturday was clean-up day, they should come in the afternoon.

“They returned later on Friday with the excuse that they would not be chanced on Saturday afternoon. The man even bought roasted yam and ate it while my wife was preparing the attachment to make the wife’s hair.

“While my wife was working on the attachment the lady gave my wife a padlocked bag and told her not to let her husband get hold of the bag because it contained money, which she didn’t want her husband to see.

“It was while the stylist was busy preparing the attachment that the woman left while her husband took away the child, telling neighbours that she was taking the child to Shoprite to shop for him.

“On realising that both husband and wife were nowhere to be found, my wife raised the alarm. On opening the bag, they discovered that it contained only serviettes.

“The matter was reported to Central Police Station, Umuahia.

“Now, it is like my wife is developing mental issues. She has not eaten since then and would say that her son is crying and needs her.”

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For daring to eat his goat intestines, man kills 20-year-old brother in Ebonyi



A man has landed in the custody of the Ebonyi State Police Command for allegedly killing his 20-year-old brother, Ebubechi Orogwu.

WuzupNigeria gathered that the suspect, Chinwekpe Orogwu, killed Ebubechi because he ate his goat intestines meal.

The incident happened on 15 May 2020 at Amauda Nzashi Ndufu Echara in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

It was gathered that the said goat was killed in their compound and when the meat was shared, the intestines were given to Chinwekpe and his brother.

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It was gathered that the duo were enjoying the already cooked goat intestines when Chinwekpe accused Ebubechi of eating his own portion of the innards. In the ensuing argument, Chinwkpe was said to have picked a wooden object and hit his brother’s head with it.

Reports said the shout of the victim attracted neighbours who stormed the scene, carried the collapsed victim to Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, where he was confirmed dead.

Ebubechi’s remains were returned to Ikwo and deposited at Ikwo General Hospital.

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Speaking to journalists in Abakaliki, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident and the arrest of the suspects.

She stated that the incident was reported to the police by one Nwofia Clement who hails from the area.

Odah said that Nwofia reported to the police that the incident happened on 15th May at their compound, where they killed a goat.

She stated further that Nwofia confirmed that Chinwekpe Orogwu, used a wooden pole to hit one Orogwu Ebubechi, 20 years old, on the head.

“The suspect claimed that the victim reportedly ate more intestine. The victim was rushed to the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, for treatment, but he was confirmed dead and his body was deposited at the Ikwo General Hospital while the suspect has been arrested.

“The matter is under investigation, and we can’t believe that it was because of goat intestine that someone killed his own brother,” Odah stressed.


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Female NYSC member reportedly slumps, dies in River state



Female NYSC member reportedly slumps, dies in River state

A female National Youth Service Corps Member’s life has reportedly slumped and died in Rivers State.

The entire 2019 Batch C, Stream 2, Corp members in Rivers State, have been thrown into deep mourning after one of their own, Atiye Florence Aduke, lost her life on Saturday, May 30th, 2020.

According to reports, Miss Aduke slumped and hit her head against a wall in her house on Wednesday, 27th May 2020.

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She was quickly rushed to the hospital but efforts to save her live proved abortive.

Sharing the painful news on Facebook, a relative, Atiye Olawale, wrote;

“Painfull exit, Atiye Florence Aduke u told me that I should come and visit you once u come back from Port Harcourt to Lagos of which i make move🚐, before getting there, u call📞 me on my way that “Bros Wale” don’t bother yourself ‘I will be fine’ but greet🙋 our mother for me till I come back from my journey. Not knowing that u are saying your last word.😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭”

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