The minor in question
An 11-year-old girl who was being maltreated by her guardian in Asaba, Delta state capital, has been rescued.
The girl who was seen with injuries all over her body especially her hands after several beatings and torture by the woman she lived with – was rescued by Due Process Advocates (DPA) Warri, Delta Chapter led by Edafe Joshua.
A well meaning Nigerian who saw bruises on the girl’s body raised an alarm before steps were taken to reunite her with her family. The advocate said;
“The girl in this picture was passing by my shop Friday last week and i noticed that she has series of injuries on her head and was look very malnourished. I beckoned on her to come and i asked her what happened to her head and she started crying.
“I equally noticed several other injuries all over her body especially her hands. i asked her who she was staying with and she said her aunty.
“I asked her whether her aunty maltreats her and she said yes and she want to go back to her parents in Warri but doesn’t know how to go about it. On futher inquiries, I discovered that this aunty of hers is not married and beats her over nothing and equally starve her.
“My first move was to locate the parents of the girl, whom she said live in Warri. But she could not give a coherence address of where her parents live in Warri. The description she gave was onl. “
Enter keke to Airport road- enter another keke to God’s grace church – enter a place fenced with plank and ask of Deborah’s parents.” She gave her mother’s name as Rebecca and her father’s name as Isaac.
“Upon further interview of the girl, she said that she is tired of staying with the woman and would prefer to die because of the ill treatment and abuse from the said madam. She said she tried to commit suicide and drank hypo but on realizing what she had done, she quickly took palm oil to neutralize it.”
The girl’s poor parents who gave her out as a maid – were later located in Warri as the girl was reunited with her family.
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Bauchi State Government has revealed that the mysterious deaths recorded in the State has been as a result of illegal abortions.
An investigation carried out by the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has revealed that illegal abortion by unqualified medical practitioners is the cause of mysterious deaths in Azare and other local government areas in the northern part of the state.
According to reports, no fewer than 200 women have died in Bauchi as a result of this and there are projections that the number could be more at the end of the investigation.
The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this Friday, May 29, at an interactive session organized by the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network.
Mohammed said the deaths resulted from unwanted and unplanned pregnancies by both married and unmarried women of childbearing ages who, after becoming pregnant, visited quack health workers to terminate the pregnancies.
He said the lack of understanding of the importance of child spacing as well as ignorance of what to do with such pregnancies had become a major problem to family health in the state.
He emphasized the need for adequate sex education for the girl-child by parents, particularly mothers, to reduce unwanted pregnancies, thereby reducing deaths from complications.
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The Ondo State Government has arraigned four men suspected to have killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the National Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
Recall that it was earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force handed over the suspects to the State Government.
They are Lawal Mazaje from the Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela area of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.
The suspects were arraigned on Friday by the government at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.
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In a statement issued by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of LAGESC, Adebayo Kehinde noted that the order is coming from the State Ministry of Environment.
He reiterated the commitment of the agency to monitor markets across the state to ensure that the directive of the government is being adhered to strictly.
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