717 RAPE CASES REPORTED IN FIVE MONTHS

The Nigeria Police Force has disclosed that it received a total of 717 rape cases between January and May 2020. The figure was disclosed by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, while speaking with journalists after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. According to Adamu, the cases hugely…

LADY RAPED TO DEATH IN IBADAN

The rape victim was identified as Grace Oshiagwu. The incident happened at Idi-ori Area Shasha off Expressway today. According to information gathered, there were machete cuts on her head. While confirming the story, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gbenga Fadeyi, he said the victim was raped and killed by unknown assailant(s). “Investigation has commenced…

OYO HAS ZERO TOLERANCE FOR RAPE ― COMMISSIONER FOR WOMEN AFFAIRS

The Oyo State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Faosat Joke Sanni, says the state has zero-tolerance for rape and all other forms of sexual abuse. Sanni stated this on Tuesday while reacting to the cases of rape and killings recently reported in the state. “It is quite disheartening to see our girls…

RAPE: POPULAR BISHOP IN WARRI RAPES 19-YEAR-OLD

Detectives from the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, Area Command in Warri, Delta State have arrested the Founder and General Overseer of the Victory Revival Fasting & Prayer Ministry, Bishop Elijah Orhonigbe for allegedly raping a nineteen-year-old girl (names withheld). The popular cleric was arrested on Friday, June 5, DAILY POST reports. The suspect is now…

TWITTER USER WHO ACCUSED UTI NWACHUKWU OF RAPE DELETES HER ACCOUNT

The Twitter user, who accused ex-BBA winner, Uti Nwachukwu, of rape, has disappeared and taken down her page. This comes 48 hours after the media personality petitioned the police to investigate the allegation. The lady also shared a screenshot of a message from a user saved with the name “Uti 2” apologizing for the act.…

RAPE: LEGALIZE THE USE OF PEPPER SPRAY FOR WOMEN – OLUWO TO FG

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed has called on the Federal Government, to legalise the use of pepper spray and stun guns by women to protect themselves against rapist. The monarch was reacting to the the rape and murder of Uwaila Omozuwa a student of the University of Benin and Barakat Bello, a student of…

POLICE ARREST MAN, 20, FOR RAPING 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN OSUN

Authorities of the Osun State Police Command have arrested a 20-year-old man, identified as Abdulateef for allegedly defiling a 10-year old girl. He was said to have raped the innocent girl (name withheld) last Thursday around Isale AlfaStreet, Okinni area, in Osogbo, the state capital. A credible source informed the Nigerian Tribune that the distraught…

EX-UNILAG LECTURER JAILED 21 YEARS

An Ikeja High Court on Thursday sentenced a former part-time lecturer in the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akin Baruwa, to 21 years imprisonment for raping an 18-year-old admission seeker. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Josephine Oyefeso while sentencing Baruwa, described his action as heinous.Oyefeso held that the sentence should serve as…

Basketmouth Dropped As Sex And Gender Based Violence Ambassador After Joke On Rape

Popular Nigerian comedian Basketmouth has been dropped as an ambassador to sex and gender-based violence over a joke he made about rape. The comedian, who had earlier been caught in a cross at some point with popular Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh is yet to react to this update. It was gathered that the comedian, who had been an ambassador…

Court Dismisses Rape Case against Coza Pastor, Fines Timi Dakolo’s Wife N1m

An FCT High Court sitting in Bwari, has dismissed the rape case instituted by a socialite, Mrs Busola Dakolo, against the Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, Biodun Fatoyinbo. The court in its judgment absolved  Pastor Fatoyinbo from the alleged rape on the grounds that the case of the plaintiff is purely sentimental…

27-year old sneaks into neighbour’s room, rapes her

Police in Ogun State have arrested a 27year old Adam Kunle in Makogi area in Ibafo for forcefully having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 38-year old woman whom he had been making advances to but had been refusing him. The suspect was said to have been arrested following a report by the victim (Name withheld)…

Police arraign soldier who raped AAUA student

The Ondo State Police Command on Wednesday arraigned the soldier, Sunday Awolola, who allegedly raped a student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, before a magistrates’ court sitting in Akure, the state capital. Awolola, a soldier attached to the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigeria Army, allegedly raped the student at a military checkpoint…