The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, Anambra State, in collaboration with vigilantes, has arrested three persons for allegedly gang-raping a 13-year-old girl.
Fidel Info reports that four suspects were involved in the incident, but while three of them were arrested, the fourth suspect escaped when security operatives overran their neighborhood at Nkpor, near Onitsha, Anambra State.
The state Commissioner for Women and Social Affairs, Ify Obinabo, disclosed the incident to journalists in Awka on Wednesday through her media aide, Chidimma Ikeanyionwu.
She said the culprits had been handed over to the state police headquarters in Awka, where they would be prosecuted.
The commissioner lauded the victim for speaking up after the incident and assured her that she would get justice.
During interrogation, two of the suspects reportedly confessed to the crime and pleaded for forgiveness, saying they raped the victim after a disagreement with her father. But the third suspect insisted that he was only present when the incident happened.
Contrary to his claims, the victim reportedly insisted that he was the second person to have carnal knowledge of her.
“According to the victim, the suspects were co-tenants with them but took her to Nkisi River to rape her after they had an altercation with her father.
“The victim, while narrating her experience, said she was first slapped by the boys, then dragged to Nkisi, before she was ordered to remove her clothes as the suspects took turns to have carnal knowledge of her,” the commissioner added.
35-Year-Old Man Charged For Defiling Daughter
A 35-year-old father, Temitayo Bamiro, has been arraigned before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, for allegedly defiling his 13-year-old daughter.
Fidel Info reports that that on the lone count against him, Bamiro entered a not guilty plea.
Dr. Simon Uche, the prosecution, informed the court that the defendant had violated the law on January 7 at the Iba New Site in Ojo, Lagos.
He claimed that Bamiro had a history of abusing his daughter sexually and had repeatedly forced his anus into her body.
The case was postponed to February 22, 2023, for mention, by the sitting Magistrate, Mr. L.J.K. Layeni, who also submitted the case file to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions for legal counsel.
Additionally, he mandated that Bamiro be detained in the Badagry Custodial Center.
JUST IN: Bandits Set Cleric Ablaze In Niger
Reverend Father Isaac Achi of the Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church was burned to death by bandits in an early-morning attack on Kafin Koro Community in the Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State.
Fidel Info reports that the bandits broke into the neighborhood at around one in the morning and started firing randomly as they made their way to the Rev. Father’s hilltop apartment.
Paul, a local resident, said that the bandits split into two groups. While some went to the Catholic priest’s official residence, the others stayed in the town and opened fire to ward off any potential interference.
Paul stated that when the bandits couldn’t assess the late Achi’s residence after a long while, they set the building ablaze and waited until it burnt to ashes with him in it.
The Divisional Police Officer was said to have been reached but couldn’t get to Achi until he died.
Armed Men Attack NDLEA Operatives In Lagos
Armed men opened fire on National Drug Law Enforcement Agency agents on Monday night on Awolowo Road in an attempt to stop them from apprehending the driver of a truck carrying several bags of marijuana.
Fidel Info reports that the armed individuals, who are thought to be associated with an unnamed security organization, also broke into one of the anti-drug agency’s working vehicles.
A few military personnel intervened, averting what would have been a bloodbath as the armed men fled the scene with the truck’s driver and abandoned the vehicle.
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