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Student,who lost his leg after being shot by soldier, to sue Nigerian Army for N1bn

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A Port Harcourt Polytechnic student is set to sue the Nigerian Army for N1bn after losing his leg to stray bullet from a soldiers rifle.

Emmanuel Madubuezi was in a commercial tricycle on his way to school on 14 September 2017 when he was hit by the bullet. The bullet was said to have pierced through his body and hit an elderly woman sitting next to him, who was thrown out of the tricycle due to the impact of the bullet.

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The young man’s leg was subsequently amputated at the Holy Trinity Hospital, Port Harcourt, on September 25, 2017. The Nigerian Army did not foot the medical treatment of Madubuezi or offer compensation of any kind.

The victim’s lawyer, Mr. Tope Akinyode, in a statement on Tuesday, said since the incident occurred, Madubuezi and his family had been through a lot.

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Akinyode, who is also the National President of Revolutionary Lawyers’ Forum, said,

“As they have both instructed, we’ll ask the court to compel the Nigerian Army to pay N1bn compensation. The lawsuit will be filed this week.”

When the victim wrote the Nigerian Army to demand N150m compensation, the army authorities vowed not to give him a dime.

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In the letter of response to Madubuezi, the army authorities admitted that the victim was indeed shot by its operatives and that the conduct was “highly unprofessional”.

The army authorities, however, said the soldiers acted on their own and therefore the organisation could not bear the liability.

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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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Grandparents arrested for torturing seven-year-old grand-daughter

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A 57-year-old man, Joseph Akporugo and his wife, Janet, have been arrested by police in Ogun State for torturing their seven-year-old granddaughter.

The child, who was accused of killing her father by witchcraft, had several scars on her body.

The girl walked into the house of a nearby police constable in Awa-Ijebu area of the state and reported her ordeal at the hands of her grandparents, with whom she had been living since her father’s death.

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She narrated how the couple burned her with hot rubber.

Police spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed that the Akporugos have been arrested.

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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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