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Nine kids kidnapped in Kano, rescued five years after in Anambra

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No fewer than nine abducted children, comprising four boys and four girls, have been recovered from their buyers in Anambra State.

WuzupNigeria gathered that the children were abducted at different times in Kano and trafficked to Anambra by their kidnappers.

The Commissioner of Police in Kano, Mr. Ahmed Iliyasu, said the human traffickers operated for over five years in Kano before they were smashed by the Kano State Police Command’s tactical team and the Inspector General of Police Operation Puff Adder attached to the anti-kidnapping squad.

Iliyasu said the children aged between two and 10 were kidnapped five years ago by a ring led by Paul Owen (38) and his wife, Mercy Paul (38) residing at Dakata quarters.

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The Commissioner said the two kidnappers were arrested while trying to take one of the kidnapped victims, Haruna Sagir Bako, to Onitsha in Anambra state.

The victim, he said, was kidnapped last September on his way back from Islammiyyab School at Yankaba Quarters.

According to him:

“Six suspects were arrested in connection with the kidnapping, buying, and selling of the teenagers who were discovered in Onitsha, Anambra state from Ebere Ogbodo 45) of Anambra state who is the buyer and sellers of trafficked human beings.”

The police boss said that Usman Mohammed (5) was kidnapped and sold for N1.2 million but luck ran out of Paul and Mercy and other four kidnappers were apprehended.

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Speaking to reporters, Paul confessed to have committed the crime with five others, adding that he and his wife have been in the illicit job for over five years.

According to him:

“Since I have been in this business, I have never a human for less than N300,000. I regret my actions now and I am pleading for forgiveness because I have vowed not to go into this kind of business again.”

Also speaking, Paul’s wife, Mercy, said she has been pleading with him to stop the business.

“I am a divorcee. I met Paul few years ago and we got married. I have warned him severally over this business but he didn’t listen, look at where it has landed us now,” she said.

The rescued children are Umar Faruq Ibrahim, 10 (male); renamed as Onyedika Ogbodo; Aisha Moh’d Abdullahi, 9 (female), renamed as Ozioma Ogbodo; Usman Mohammed, 5, (male); Amira Auwalu, 4 (female) and Husna Salisu, 4 (female). .

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Others were Blessing Ogbodo, 10 (female); Chiazozie Ogbodo, 11 (male); Chiemerie Ogbodo, 6 (male). The kids have since been reunited with their respective family members.

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Mother of two stabbed to death by her husband in Jigawa

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A mother of two, Hauwa Sani, has been stabbed to death by her husband of eight years, Abdul Hassan in Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

Confirming the incident to newsmen, the spokesperson for the State Police Command, Abdul Jinjiri, said Hassan stabbed Hauwa eight times with a knife which led to her death on July 3.

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According to Jinjiri, preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect acted based on the influence of drugs as he has been addicted to substance abuse for a long time.

Jinjiri said Hassan fled the scene after committing the crime but was later arrested and will be arraigned in court soon.

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Two-year-old girl raped while in hospital’s coronavirus isolation ward

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A two-year-old girl was allegedly raped while in a Coronavirus isolation ward at a hospital in South Africa.

The alleged incident happened at the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital in Pretoria.

The toddler’s aunt, who chose to remain anonymous to protect the identity of the child, said that the girl was sexually abused while admitted at the hospital

She said the hospital told to the child’s mother that her daughter needed to be placed on an isolation ward after she developed symptoms of Covid-19. After the mother went home, she was contacted later that evening and told the child was crying and appeared to be in serious pain.

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The aunt said that after the child had been picked up from the hospital, she appeared to be struggling to walk.

After the mother closely inspected her child she discovered that there had been ‘penetration’, according to the aunt.

Narrating the ordeal, the aunt told News24:

“The mother and child were referred to the George Mukhari Hospital by the KT Motubatse clinic in Soshanguve on June 15,” told News24.

“The nurses at the clinic said since the child was struggling to breathe, she should be taken to George Mukhari Hospital to be tested for coronavirus.

“The hospital called in the evening and told the mother that the child was crying and in pain. They later called around 11pm and said the child was now sleeping. The hospital staff called again in the morning and told my sister to come and pick up her child because she had been discharged. The hospital said the child had tested negative for Covid-19.

“I saw that there was something wrong with the child. As the mother was changing the nappy, she discovered some white fluid on her private parts.

“She initially thought it was medication as the child had been in hospital. But the following day, that same whitish fluid was still coming out,” the aunt told local media.

The girl was taken back to the hospital where a nurse reportedly confirmed that there was an indication that the child had been raped at the isolation ward.

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Provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters told News24 that a rape case has been opened, with the hospital also conducting its own investigation into the incident.

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Man bags 12 months jail term for housebreaking, stealing

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An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun, on Tuesday, sentenced one Seun Ogunmodede, 37, to 12 months imprisonment for housebreaking and theft of an international passport.

Magistrate A. A. Ayeni sentenced Ogunmodede after he had pleaded guilty to the charges of housebreaking and theft.
Ayeni sentenced the convict without an option of fine.

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Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Insp. Sunday Osanyintuyi had told the court that Ogunmodede committed the offenses on July 5, at about 2:13 pm. at House 72, Eleran Arojo layout, Ile-Ife.

Osanyintuyi said that the convict and others now at large, conspired with intent to commit felony to wit: breaking and stealing.

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He added that the convict broke into the house of one Akinpelu Oluwaseun and stole his international passport, one DVD player, and a traveling bag, all valued at N28,000.

He said the offenses contravened Sections 383, 390(9), 411, 412 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002

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