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Seek Help Before It’s Too Late, Acid Attack Survivor Begs Abused Women [PHOTOS]

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Next month, marks exactly a year since Ines Antonio (before & after), 23, sustained severe burns to her face, arms, chest and back after her ex-boyfriend and father of her child, Jan Pieterse threw acid at her during a heated argument about their child. Pieterse is charged with attempted murder.

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During the trial, he told the court heard he’d grabbed the wrong tin and never intended to hurt her. He added that he had to throw something at Antonio to “calm her down” after she became aggressive.

On Tuesday, October 20, Pieterse was found guilty of grievous bodily harm, but acquitted of attempted murder by the Johannesburg Magistrates Court. Pieterse will remain in custody until sentencing proceedings start in December.

Antonio says today’s judgment is not only a victory for her personally, but also scores of women who have been abused by their partners.

“We are suffering so much and when we do something bad to them, trying to defend ourselves, we get a higher sentence than them – which is not fair.” She says the courts need to be stricter when it comes to gender based violence. “All these abusers are just sitting out there after abusing women and children and nothing has been done about them. They just stay in jail for a few months then they are out.”

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it’s disappointed that Ines Antonio’s ex-boyfriend has been convicted on the lesser charge of assault, and not on attempted murder. “Our court could have gone a mile further, in order to develop our law and to deliver on its mandate of protecting the citizens of this country.” While handing down his judgment, Magistrate Albertus Roux said its clear Peterse carefully planned the attack.

“The accused intentionally made use of the tin containing acid; that it was thrown at the complainant with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm, in this instance to disfigure her.” The Hero Burn Foundation, that has been helping Antonio with her journey to recovery, is also disappointed by the court’s ruling.

The foundation’s Annerie du Plooy believes the judgment wasn’t appropriate. “Ines has always been a very strong woman, although she is going through a lot of pain emotionally and physically.” Antonio says she’s pleased that Pieterse has finally received some sort of punishment. “These guys are supposed to be locked away. These monsters who are abusing women out there, disfiguring our faces, stealing our identity, they are supposed to be behind bars for good.”

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“Passport secured” – Nigerian man flaunts Canadian lover (Video)

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“Passport secured” – Nigerian man flaunts Canadian lover (Video)

A Nigerian man has taken to social media to flaunt his Canadian lover amid violence and protest in the country.

The man, simply identified as Bimbo, expressed that he is happy to be with his lover, a foreigner.

 

 

In a video that has since gone viral, Bimbo could be seen flaunting his older Canadian lover at a time some Nigerians are making plans to travel abroad considering the situation of things in the country.

In the video shared via his handle, @Bimbotwits, the young man could be seen teaching his Canadian lover some Nigerian slangs as she made attempts to pronounce them correctly.

“They say love is blind, but i seebit in your eyes. Canadian passport secured,” he captioned the video.

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Lekki Toll Plaza should be renamed Lekki Memorial: Actor Alex Ekubo

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Lekki Toll Plaza should be renamed Lekki Memorial: Alex Ekubo

Alex Ekubo, popular Nigerian actor, has suggested that the famous Lekki toll gate be renamed in memory of protesters who lost their lives during the protest.

Ekubo added that the dead protesters paid the ultimate price while trying to put an end to police brutaity.

 

According to the thespian, Lekki Toll Plaza should be renamed ‘Lekki Memorial’ in what he described would be in memory to those who died for the cause.

The actor also suggested that it should be made toll-free.

He wrote on Twitter ;

Lekki Toll Plaza, should be renamed Lekki Memorial Way… & be made Toll Free… in Honor of our fallen comrades…

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Buhari has ordered probe into Lekki shootings: Minister

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Buhari has ordered probe into Lekki shootings: Minister

Sunday Dare, Minister of Youths and Sport says Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered probe into shooting of end SARS protesters in Lekki area of Lagos.

The minister made this known in an interview on Arise TV on Friday.

About 53 protesters were killed, and many left wounded after soldiers opened live ammunition on the #EndSARS protesters Tuesday night.

When the minister was asked about the silence of the president on Lekki shootings in his #EndSARS address, Dare said Buhari would speak after the outcome of a probe he had ordered.

He said; “For sure the president has ordered an investigation, he had a national security meeting yesterday.

“I can tell you that this is already ongoing because the president wants to have all the facts which will absolutely be made public.

“It is important to get all the facts right before we go forward, in this case, it’s going to be difficult to hide these facts because we live in a multimedia world and we have pieces of evidence and corroboration and I think it is important to get the facts right.

“I think that’s the path the president has towed and I am sure that when the facts are made available, this president – because he has integrity – will level with the Nigerian people about what happened on Tuesday in Lekki.

“Previously, we just had lip service that SARS scrapped. For the first time, you have a presidential pronouncement that SARS has been dissolved followed by the inspector-general and then we saw quick steps thereafter.

“And I think when you look at what has happened in the past and the level of responsiveness and concrete steps, the whole five demands of the youth were wholeheartedly accepted by the president and he set up a process.”

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