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Prominent Prophet rapes 10years old Step-daughter, blames demon

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Prominent Prophet rapes 10years old Step-daughter, blames demon

Prominent Prophet rapes 10years old Step-daughter, blames demon

Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo has sentenced one Anwana Essien, a prophet, to 21 years in prison for raping his 10-year-old step-daughter.

The trial judge, Justice Okon Okon, handed down the judgment, on Wednesday.

The convict, who hails from Afaha Ise in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of the state, is said to have committed the crime on August 9, 2019, in his residence on Itiam Street, Uyo.

The 37-year-old prophet in his evidence had said that demon pushed him into the act.

He admitted that he forcefully removed the clothes of his step-daughter and had carnal knowledge of her.

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Delivering his judgment, Justice Okon held that the confession was “direct, positive and unequivocal and that the randy step-father had sexual intercourse with his stepdaughter.

“The parameters established for the proof of rape have all been satisfied by the evidence of the prosecution witnesses, including the victim and the medical doctor, who examined her, fortified by the confessional statement voluntarily made by the accused person himself.

“It is most despicable and depressing that the supposed man of God overpowered and defiled an innocent child of about 10 years, who is incidentally, his own step-daughter.”

Justice Okon described the conduct as “bizarre and degrading. The defendant lacks any claim of moral rectitude having thrown overboard, the limits of his liberties by shamelessly stripping and polluting the dignity, chastity and sanctity of his step-daughter’s body and totally disregarding her underage status.”

The court, therefore, found Essien guilty as charged and accordingly convicted him.

The court said the 21 years imprisonment was with effect from when the convict was taken into custody in Uyo prison.
The convict begged the court to release him, as he has a son, who has nobody to take care of.

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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.

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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.

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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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