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Trader assaults her maid over missing money

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A 12-year-old girl, Favour Israel, has narrated how she was allegedly stripped naked and tortured by her mistress, one Mrs. Oshiaha, in the Somolu area of Lagos State.

 

The Victim alleged that after the torture, she was sent out of the house to find the missing money, adding that she slept outside the house.

She was later assisted by some worshippers at a branch of the Deeper Life Bible Church, who handed her over to social workers with the Lagos State Government.

It was  gathered that Israel was the first of five children and she had been living with her parents until they separated.

After a divorce, her father was reported to have had an accident which damaged his leg.

Unable to take care of the children, the father was said to have handed her over to Oshiaha, who reportedly promised to take care of her in addition to sending her to school.

Israel claimed that since she arrived at the suspect’s house on Ayoade Street, Somolu, she had faced continuous maltreatment and abuse.

She said, “It was when my father had an accident and started using crutches that things became hard for us. I had stopped going to school and a neighbour, who saw how we were suffering, told my father that she knew a woman in Lagos who could help us. She introduced the woman to my father and I was asked to follow her to Lagos.

“She has three children and I took care of them. But since I arrived in Lagos in November 2016, she has been maltreating me. I fetched water, sweep the house, wash plates and run errands. Sometimes, I don’t eat for a long time.

“She put me in a school when I came to Lagos. But she sometimes stopped me from going even after finishing my chores because she would say I had to do another thing. I did not go to school some times for more than a week.

“On Thursday night, she came back from the market and said her money was missing. I told her that I didn’t know what happened to the money. She sent her first daughter to go to buy a cane. She told me to lie down on the ground and removed my clothes. She flogged me despite my insistence that I didn’t steal her money. She chased me out and told me not to return until I find the money. I went outside and slept outside the gate.”

Israel said she wanted to return to her father due to the abuse.

A worker with the Deeper Life Bible Church, Akinlolu Ayobami, told PUNCH Metro that the church was having a prayer session when the victim strayed in.

He explained that after the programme, she met him and asked for help.

“She said she had not eaten for about two days and I had to get food for her. This was around 11am on Friday after we finished the programme. She said she was wandering about when she saw the signboard of the church and joined us,” he added.

 

The matter was said to have been reported to policemen at the Somolu division, who arrested the suspect.

A social worker said that multiple marks of floggings were seen on Israel’s body, adding that she had been taken to a government shelter.

He explained that the victim was brutalised over N200.

The Director of the OPD, Mrs. Olubukola Salami, confirmed the incident, adding that the agency would continue to fight child abuse in the state.

She said, “The OPD is concerned about the rise in child abuse in Lagos State in spite of legislative measures and several awareness and advocacy mechanisms put in place by the state government.

“While the OPD will continue to get perpetrators to justice, we urge all residents to be vigilant and report all forms of child abuse in their communities.”

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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Gov Ayade Reviews Curfew In Cross River

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Gov Ayade Reviews Curfew In Cross River
Gov Ayade Reviews Curfew In Cross River

Ben Ayade

Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade has relaxed the curfew in the state from 4 pm-6 am to 6 am-6 pm.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christain Ita on Saturday.

The new time is scheduled to take effect from Saturday, October 31st.

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Recall that following the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums, the state governor, imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state, on Friday, October 23, 2020.

“The state governor, His Excellency, Sir Ben Ayade has reviewed the curfew imposed on the state and has directed that with effect from Saturday, October 31, 2020, curfew hours will now be between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am daily.

“Restriction of movement is hereby relaxed from 6 am to 6 pm,” the statement added.

 

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El-Rufai Meets Youth Leaders, Condemns Attack On Police Officers

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El-Rufai Meets Youth Leaders, Condemns Attack On Police Officers

Governor El-rufai

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai has condemned the attack on police officers and police barracks in the State following the outbreak of violence that trailed the #EndSARS protest.

He made this remark when he met with youth leaders from the 23 Local Government Areas of the state on Friday.

At the event, he appealed to them not to engage in any act of violence or looting.

El-Rufai vowed to prosecute those behind the looting and threat of peace in Kaduna South and Chikun Local Government Areas according to the law.

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“You cannot condemn an entire profession because of the misconduct of a few. SARS is just a small unit of the Nigerian Police Force, and even among SARS, they are not all bad,” he said

“Yes, some of them might have been quite bad and killed many people, but that should not be used to frame the police in a manner that people feel justified to attack and kill policemen.

“I have seen a video where a policeman was attacked and burnt to death. For what? That policeman is a human being, creation from God, he has children, and he has a family.

“Who will look after them? The Nigerian Police is the only police we have, it Is our collective duty as citizens, as leaders to come together and help the police to be better.”

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Nasarawa Governor Sule Calls For Training Of Police Officers

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Nasarawa Governor Sule Calls For Training Of Police Officers

Abdullahi Sule

Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule has called for the training of police officers in the country to tackle the numerous security challenges affecting the country.

He made the call during an empowerment programme on Friday in Karu, Karu Local Government Area of the state.

At the event, he described the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) as disheartening.

He, however, called for understanding from the youths.

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“The kind of reforms we would want is to ensure that the police is well trained and well equipped and that is why it is disheartening to see that SARS is completely dismantled,” he said.

“SARS as I understand is the unit that has been trained specifically to be able to confront armed robbery and some kind of dangers that probably other policemen have not been trained for that.

“Now that we have dismantled them, whatever form that we have, we have to go and train them again so I call on us to use the opportunity not to be throwing away the bathing water and the baby at the same time.”

 

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