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Photo: Cruel Father Flogs 14-month-old Baby Leaving 14 Marks On Her Back

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An estranged 22-year-old housewife in Bauchi State, Huwaila Abdulahi, has dragged her husband before the Bauchi State Shariah Commission over whip-like lacerations noticed on her 14-month-old daughter’s back.

Huwaila, who has been separated from her husband, has asked the Commission to investigate and unravel the mystery behind the strange marks all over the back of her 14 months old daughter, as the 14 marks were not there when the little girl was taken to her father to spend some time with him.

Ibrahim Haladu is being accused of carrying out a ritual on his child. He has been invited by the Commission to explain the strange marks on his daughter’s back. But, as crazy as it sounds, he insists that he only flogged his 14-month-old daughter with the cord of his handset charger because she was disturbing him from watching his favourite satellite television programme. He denied that the marks on his daughter’s back were for ritual purposes.

His claims however were unconvincing as many who saw his daughter’s back insisted the marks were carefully incised.

Baby Sahura with strange marks on her back

Baby Sahura with strange marks on her back

Explaining how his daughter got the marks, Ibrahim said: “I was watching an Arab channel but she would not let me be with her cries. I was enjoying the programme, but her cries kept distracting me. I was provoked so I brought out my ‘charger phone wire’ and flogged her. My first wife Aisha who heard her cries came out and was shouting at me to stop. She was even angry and rebuked me for beating her like that. I regret my action.

“The marks on my daughter’s body is not for ritual purposes as wrongly insinuated by some people. I can never use my child for ritual. It is unfortunate that my wife had to drag me to the Sharia Commission because she has a grouse against me. We have been having problems with her, but that is between us. Why should I go to the extent of using my child for ritual? I only beat her as a father. I don’t belong to any cult or secret society”.

Some residents of the Tirwun, a suburb of Bauchi, where Ibrahim allegedly carried out the beating of his baby were shocked to see Sahura with the 14 strange marks on her back. They called for thorough investigation into the case so as to unravel the motive behind his action, and asked for justice to be done.

His estranged wife Huwaila, mother of the little girl, who believes there is no iota of truth in her husband’s explanation is pleading with the commission to thoroughly investigate the matter.

The couple were said to be having problems in their marriage, making Ibrahim move to his house in Tirwin with his first wife, Aisha leaving his second wife, Huweila with his parents. Huwaila said her husband occasionally comes to pick Sahura to spend some time with him since they were not living together.

According to her, “My husband, his first wife and I lived with his parents at Bakin Kura before he moved with his first wife to Tirwun, leaving me and my daughter Sahura behind.

“But he occasionally comes to take the baby to spend some time with him in his new place and bring her back. One day he sent one Ibrahim to come and bring Sahura; this was around one in the afternoon. But when they brought back my daughter, I noticed something unusual about her because she kept crying and I wondered what was wrong with her.

“When I checked her body, I saw some strange marks all over her back”. Huwaila said she quickly rushed to the Bauchi State Shari’ah Commission to lodge a complaint after she confronted her husband who claimed he only flogged Sahura because she was disturbing him with her cries.

The permanent Commissioner II of the State Shari’ah Commission, Jibril Hassan, confirmed that Huwaila lodged a complaint prompting the commission to summon the husband, adding that the commission was investigating the issue and would charge the father of the girl to court at the appropriate time. He also said that if found guilty of the accusations leveled against him, the accused would be charged to court.

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  1. Joshua

    June 21, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    The wife is only jealous nd want to punish the man dats all

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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