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Man Bags Life Imprisonment For Raping 4-Year-Old Daughter

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Man Bags Life Imprisonment For Raping 4-Year-Old Daughter

The Delta State High Court sitting at Asaba and presided over by Honourable Justice Flora Ngozi Azinge, on Wednesday, 1st February 2023, sentenced a 28 year old man, Amechi Ogo, to life imprisonment for raping his 4 year old daughter.

The defendant was arraigned before the High Court on a charge of rape for having unlawful carnal of his child at Asaba on 31st May 2018, contrary to Section 218 of the Criminal Code Law of Delta State.

The prosecution led by the Director of Sexual Offences Unit, Ministry of Justice, Mrs P.U. Akamagwuna told the Court that the Defendant came home on the fateful day and demanded for sex from his wife. When his wife turned him down and left the house on an errand, the Defendant forced himself on his four year old daughter. He was caught in the act by a neighbour and fled the scene.

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He was subsequently arrested by the police. The Defendant made a confessional statement which was tendered in court. In his trial, the Defendant retracted the confessional statement and denied committing the offence.

Delivering judgement, Honourable Justice Flora Ngozi Azinge held that the evidence of the 4 year old child and the witness who caught him in the act, together with the Defendant’s own confessional statement proved beyond reasonable doubt that he committed the offence.

Justice Azinge held that the defence raised in the confessional statement of the Defendant, to the effect that he lost all sense of reasoning after a native doctor laid hands on him and directed him to have sex with any woman he saw, was untenable and an afterthought.

He described the defendant as a paedophile, whose conduct in raping his own 4 year old child was callous, animalistic, barbaric and against the laws of God.

She stated that the society needed to be protected from persons like the defendant who prey on children.

The court thereafter sentenced the defendant to life imprisonment.

Speaking to newsman after the Judgment, Mrs P.U. Akamagwuna said that the State Ministry of Justice will continue to aggressively prosecute all sex related offenders in line with the Ministry’s zero tolerance policy towards such heinous crimes.

It will be recalled that the Sexual Offences Unit of the Ministry of Justice had previously recorded three judgements in sex related offences cases in this current legal year.

The convict has since been registered in the Delta State Sex Offenders Register and his details uploaded to the national database

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Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

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Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced the wife of the former top leader of the Islamic State (IS) group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to death.

According to Supreme Judicial Council statement, the Karkh Criminal Court issued the death verdict for the wife of the terrorist over joining the IS group and detaining the kidnapped Yazidi women in her house in west Mosul.

In 2019, the U.S. forces conducted a raid targeting al-Baghdadi in Syria’s northern province of Idlib, killing the IS leader.

Al-Baghdadi, whose real name is Ibrahim Awad al-Badri, established the IS in 2014.

The extremist militant group, which once captured large swathes of land in western and northern Iraq, was defeated in late 2017.

Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

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Police arrest suspected vandal on Third Mainland Bridge

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Police arrest suspected vandal on Third Mainland Bridge

The Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has arrested an 18-year-old suspected vandal, Mubarak Abdullahi, for allegedly stealing LED road stud light on the newly renovated Third Mainland Bridge.

Mr Jubril Gawat, the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this in a post he shared on his X handle, @Mr_JAGs, on Friday.

Gawat said that the suspect was arrested around 10.00 a.m. on Friday.

“The suspect, living in Makoko, had at the time of his arrest, removed 10 of the LED road stud light screwed to the road to enhance the visibility of road users.

“The suspect was caught red-handed by the operatives on patrol of the bridge around 10.00 a.m today,” he said.

According to him, RRS Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, weeks ago, deployed bike riders on 24 hours security patrol in the area to monitor traffic and infrastructure on the bridge.

Police arrest suspected vandal on Third Mainland Bridge

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5 hunters arrested for torturing 14-year-old boy to death over alleged N20,000 theft in Adamawa

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5 hunters arrested for torturing 14-year-old boy to death over alleged N20,000 theft in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested five hunters for torturing a 14-year-old boy to death over the alleged theft of N20,000 in the Maiha Local Government Area of the state.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, June 6, 2024, said the suspects were arrested for “extra-judicial killing of a teenager”.

“The Adamawa State Police Command has on 5/6/2024 arrested five Hunters for the unlawful arrest and torture of a 14 years old teenager, whom they alleged to have stolen 20,000 in Maiha Local government area,” the statement read.

“The Commissioner of Police, while condemning the actions of the hunters, warned members of the public against taking the law into their own hands.

“The suspects are currently under investigation and would be charged to court for the law to take its course.”

5 hunters arrested for torturing 14-year-old boy to death over alleged N20,000 theft in Adamawa

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