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Kebbi receives additional 83 repatriated ‘almajiri’ from Kano

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The Kebbi State Government says it has received 83 additional Almajiri (Qu’anic education pupils) repatriated from Kano State.

The development was made known in a statement signed by Malam Yahaya Sarki, the Special Adviser to Gov. Atiku Bagudu on Media, in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday.

The children were received by the Chairman of the state’s Task Force on COVID-19, and also Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Jafar Mohammed, and his members on behalf of Bagudu.

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“The children hail from seven local government areas of Birnin Kebbi, Kalgo, Dandi, Argungu, Maiyama, Jega and Yauri, while one of them was a citizen of neighbouring Niger Republic.

“All the children were handed over to the Chairmen of their respective local governments, while the child from Niger Republic would be taken back to his country through the protocols laid down by the Federal Government,” the statement said.

“We laud the Kano State Government for earlier testing and isolating the children at the Isolation Centre in Kano.

“I am happy all the children had been declared coronavirus disease-free, as they had tested negative to it.

“They were, therefore, ready to be reunited with their families as well as the general society.

“Our topmost priority now is the continuation of both their Qur’anic and Western education, but with their own biological parents.

“We pledge the state government’s commitment to fully protect all the fundamental human rights of the children,” the statement quoted the commissioner as saying.

Gov Atiku Bagudu had earlier personally received 61 Almajiri children repatriated to the state by the Kano government on 22 May.

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Girl, 7, reports grandparents to police in Ogun, accuses them of torturing her with hot rubber 

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A seven-year-old girl has dragged her grandparents to the police in Ogun State, accusing them of emotional and physical abuse.

The child, who is an orphan, alleged that the grandparents, 57-year-old Joseph Akporugo and his wife, Janet, accused her of killing her father through witchcraft.

She added that as punishment they would light rubber materials and use same to burn different parts of her body.

On Tuesday, she summoned the courage, walked up to a policeman who lives on the same street with her in Awa-Ijebu area of Ogun State, and narrated how she was being maltreated and abused.

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The duo were consequently arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for maltreating the orphan.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim is Akporugo’s granddaughter, and her ordeal began when her father died and she was accused of killing him through witchcraft.

The abuse began when she started living with her grandfather and his wife since her biological father’s demise.

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Describing the abuse she had been subjected to, the child, who spoke in Yoruba, said:

“They beat me every day, accusing me of being a witch.

“These wounds (pointing to her stomach) were inflicted on me by them. They put a rubber on the fire and placed it on my stomach and other parts of my body.”

A spokesman for Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrest, said:

“The Constable she reported to took her to Awa-Ijebu Police Station where the case was incidented.

“The DPO, CSP Adewalehinmi, subsequently detailed detectives to the couple’s house and they were promptly arrested.

“On interrogation, the couple were unable to justify their devilish maltreatment of the innocent little girl.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered a proper investigation into the case with a view to diligently prosecuting the suspects.”

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13-year-old girl offers to sleep with man for patronizing her

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Nigerian writer, Jude Idada has shared a rather troubling story about a 13-year-old hawker who offered him her body in appreciation after he bought some goods from her.

Idada shared the sad story on Facebook, narrating how he saw the rain-soaked girl hawking near a retail store.

She had been under the rain for hours and was trembling from the cold but was afraid of going home with the goods because her madam would beat her for not selling it in the rain.

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The young girl who sampled her peppered meat and snail in a transparent container approached him and begged him to patronize her.

At first, Jude refused to buy from her because he doesn’t eat such, but she insisted, so he had no other choice. He paid for 10 pieces and asked her to satisfy herself with it.

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After paying for the meat, she asked him if he stays alone so she can come over and sleep with him as appreciation.

Read screenshots of Jude’s narration below:

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Abia: Woman, 70, kills husband by strangulating him

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The Abia police command has arrested one Mrs Rose Uwaga for allegedly strangling her 83-year-old husband, Alhaji Isa Uwaga, in Umuahia, the state capital.

Police spokesman Geoffrey Ogbonnaya confirmed the arrest of the woman, who was said to be in her early 70s, in Umuahia on Wednesday.

Ogbonnaya said that one of Uwaga’s children, Ibeabuchi, reported the matter to the police on July 2.

He said that the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for proper investigation.

He also said that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue “for possible autopsy in order to ascertain what actually killed the man.”

The aged couple it was learnt, had a disagreement, which degenerated into fisticuffs at their residence at Ohobo-Afara Umuahia.

“During the fight, the man allegedly grabbed a machete to scare off the wife but the woman reportedly overpowered him.

“The machete fell off his hand and the woman, who is huge, pinned him down by the neck and strangled him to death,” a resident of the area said on condition of anonymity.

Another account had it that the deceased might have slumped and died “out of exhaustion after the quarrel with his wife”.

“It is not possible that a woman of about 73 years can muster the strength to strangulate a man,” a friend to the family said.

The relations of the deceased rallied round to bury him shortly after his death, according to Islamic rite,before Ibeabuchi reportedly alerted the police.

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The suspect, who was said to have immediately gone into hiding, was later arrested and detained by the police.

According to a police source, Ibeabuchi stated in his report that his parents were quarrelling at the time he left the house.

He further stated that by the time he returned, he saw the lifeless body of his father in a sitting position in their house,” the source further said.

 

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