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Attempted Rape: ‘Allow The Matter To Rest’ – 16-Year-Old Girl Begs Nigerians
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Attempted Rape: ‘Allow The Matter To Rest’ – 16-Year-Old Girl Begs Nigerians

Barakat Melojuekun, the the 16-year-old girl who accused the Ogun state commissioner for environment, Hon. Abiodun Abudu Balogun for attempting to rape and use her for rituals begs meaningful Nigerians to let the matter rest" The girl who said this in another video posted online, appreciate Nigerians for their concern about the matter but urged them to please allow the issue rest. Melojuekun had accused the commissioner for harassing her sexually with the aid of other two persons. However, the commissioner denied the sexual harassment allegation leveled against him by the 16 year old girl. The commissioner denied the allegation in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday, January 2. He said, “Whilst taking cognizance of the principle of a suspect being presumed innocen...
Court dismisses Timothy Omotoso’s latest bail application
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Court dismisses Timothy Omotoso’s latest bail application

The bail application of Pastor Timothy Omotoso, who is accused of a series of crimes, has been dismissed. The Port Elizabeth High Court found that the defence had not put forward any exceptional circumstances to warrant granting Omotoso bail. He and two women are facing numerous charges, among them rape and human trafficking. Judge Phillip Zilwa was not convinced that the defence had proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Omotoso should be released on bail. Zilwa did not believe that the televangelist was not a flight risk. Through the course of this case, Omotoso has been declared a prohibited person and could be deported if released from custody. The court believes the State has a strong case. The defence has indicated that it will appeal this latest ruling. Th...
#JusticeforFavour: Court remand 7 suspects for allegedly gang-raping 11-year-old girl to death in Lagos
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#JusticeforFavour: Court remand 7 suspects for allegedly gang-raping 11-year-old girl to death in Lagos

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has ordered seven men to be remanded in Ikoyi Custodial Centre for allegedly gang-raping 11-year-old Favor Okechukwu to death.   The suspects, Ajom Tabi, 37; Omobolanle Olowookere, 41; Aliu Bilyamin, 24; Emmanuel Okon, 24; Bolarinwa Olamilekan, 24; Badmus Abdulateef, 20; Azeez Quadri, 22; and Sunday Odunayo, 22, were arraigned on Friday, October 30th. They were charged with three counts of rape, murder, and defilement   According to reports, Chief Magistrate O.G. Oghre did not take the plea of the suspects pending legal advice. She instead ordered the police to return the case file to the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).   The magistrate also granted bail to Olowookere (the second suspect)...
10-Month-Old Girl Dies After Being Raped By Her Father In US (Photos)
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10-Month-Old Girl Dies After Being Raped By Her Father In US (Photos)

Ten-month-old girl dies 'after being raped by her youth football coach father, 29, who Googled "how do I know if a baby is dead" and waited an hour before calling 911' A Pennsylvania father has been arrested for allegedly raping his 10-month-old daughter, who later died from her injuries at a hospital. Austin Stevens, 29, of Providence Township, was charged on Tuesday with aggravated sexual assault, rape of a child, involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, endangering the welfare of a child and other criminal counts in the death of his baby daughter, Zara Scruggs. According to a press release from the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, at around 10.40pm on Saturday, Lower Providence police responded to a home in the 3400 block of Germantown...
Nigerian Rapper, Olawale Hassan Jailed For Rape In UK
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Nigerian Rapper, Olawale Hassan Jailed For Rape In UK

A Nigerian rapper based in the United Kingdom , Olawale Hassan popularly known as Goldie 1 , has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping a woman. According to bbc . com , the 33-year - old , who lives at Falcon Avenue, Grays, Essex , attacked the victim in Southend in 2017 after claiming he was a music producer , officers said . However , during his trial , he denied the three counts of rape and one charge of assault by penetration . Essex Police has described him as “ manipulative and calculated ” . Detective Constable Victoria De ’ath, of the force, praised the woman , in her 20s , for her “ courage” in reporting the attack . It was gathered that Hassan targeted the woman while she was out with a friend in February 2017. She turned down his requests for her numbe...
Nollywood Actor, Tunde Amoke & A Teacher Rape A 16-Year-Old Girl In Osun
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Nollywood Actor, Tunde Amoke & A Teacher Rape A 16-Year-Old Girl In Osun

A 16-year-old girl in Osogbo, Osun State has narrated how her teacher at Osogbo Government High School, Gbenga Ayeni and his friend, a Nollywood actor, Tunde Amoke, raped her under the pretext of featuring in a film to raise money for her West African Examination Council (WAEC). The Police Public Relations Officer for Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the arrest of the duo on Tuesday. The girl, a daughter of a pastor, said Gbenga, her Financial Accounting teacher, promise to help her raise money for her WAEC and lured her to a place at Latona area in Osogbo on Sunday, February 16, 2020 and raped her. She said her teacher linked her with the actor who also promised her that she would become a movie star and be able to raise money for her WAEC exam. She sai...
Convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein facing 6 new sexual assault charges in Los Angeles
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Convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein facing 6 new sexual assault charges in Los Angeles

Convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein has been hit with six new counts of forcible sexual assault, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced on Friday.   The disgraced film mogul, who is serving a 23-year prison sentence for rape, is accused of alleged LA attacks between 2004 and 2010.   The 68-year-old was charged with three additional forcible rape felonies and three forcible oral copulation charges stemming from alleged attacks between 2004 and 2010 in Beverly Hills. The new criminal complaint expands the LA case to a total of five victims, authorities said.   Weinstein is now facing a total of 11 counts of sexual assault in Los Angeles County involving five women.   If convicted as charged in Los Angeles, the once-powerful Holl...
Kaduna state House of Assembly approves castration as punishment for rapists
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Kaduna state House of Assembly approves castration as punishment for rapists

The Kaduna state House of Assembly has approved castration as punishment for anyone convicted of rape in the state.   The Assembly gave the approval following the passage of a bill to amend the Kaduna state penal court law, 2017, by the lawmakers on Thursday, September 10. The assembly announced the approval on its Twitter handle but deleted the tweet afterward.   “The Bill Recommend total Castration for Rapist in the State,” the assembly's deleted tweet read   However, the majority leader of the assembly also tweeted about the development. “A bill to amend the Kaduna State Penal Court Law No.5 of 2017 has yesterday 09/09/2020 been pass into Law by @Kadlegislature. The Bill Recommend total Castration for Rapist in the State,” the tweet read In July this y...
Bola Aseyan, Lady Who Accused Dr Olufunmilayo Of Rape Remanded In Prison
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Bola Aseyan, Lady Who Accused Dr Olufunmilayo Of Rape Remanded In Prison

A Nigerian lady identified as Bola Aseyan who falsely accused UK-based doctor, Dr Olufumilayo has been remanded in Prison after she escaped to Lagos. If you recall, sometimes around April, the lady called out the medical doctor for allegedly raping her during her visit to his resident in the UK, an allegation the doctor denied and vowed to take legal actions. He was eventually vindicated after an investigation by the UK Police, and while the accuser was being requested to report to the Police for further inquiries, she eloped to Nigeria. The case was escalated in Nigeria and she was arrested and arraigned by the Police. Reports have it that she has been remanded in a Prison in Lagos today. Read Comprehensive report by Lagos Lawyer, Segalink. There is a trend on Twitter that...
50-Year-Old Man Remanded For Defiling 4-Year-Old Girl In Ekiti
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50-Year-Old Man Remanded For Defiling 4-Year-Old Girl In Ekiti

An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, ordered the remand of a 50-year-old man, Usman Tajudeen, in the Ado-Ekiti Correctional Centre for alleged defilement. The police prosecutor, Inspector Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that the defendant allegedly defiled a four-year-old girl on August 21, 2020, in Ikere-Ekiti. Ikebuilo said, “The defendant and the victim’s parents were neighbours. The victim’s mother noticed that blood was coming out from the victim’s private parts. When the mother asked her, she confessed that the defendant invited her to his house. “The offence contravenes Section 31(2) of the Child Right Law of Ekiti State, 2012.” She urged the court to remand Tajudeen in the correctional centre pending legal advice from the office of the Director of Public...
Woman Accuses a Pastor Who Was Her Boyfriend of Rape
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Woman Accuses a Pastor Who Was Her Boyfriend of Rape

A woman took to Twitter to accuse her pastor and ex-boyfriend of rape after she said she didn't get any support from her church. Zinchle, a South African woman, named the pastor and the church. She said when they began dating, she made it clear that she didn't want to have sex before marriage. She was still a virgin at the time and her boyfriend agreed. However, one night, when she stayed over at his house, he allegedly raped her. She gave details of how the rape happened. She added that she reported the incident to the church but nothing was done. She also opened a case but the prosecutor asked why she wants to arrest her pastor. She concluded that "communities, law, churches" fail women when it comes to gender based violence. Read her thread below and share your thou...
Teacher Jailed For Life In Ondo Over Rape Of Pastor’s 10-Year-Old Daughter
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Teacher Jailed For Life In Ondo Over Rape Of Pastor’s 10-Year-Old Daughter

A school teacher identified as Omotayo Adanlawo has been jailed for life over the rape of a 10-year-old girl. Justice Samuel Bola of Ondo State High Court who gave the judgement, said the defendant failed to give convincing evidence and testimony to prove his innocence in the rape allegations. The sexual assault incident occured on August 24 2018. Adanlawo who used to attend the girl’s father’s church, allegedly went to the victim’s house at Iju in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State when she was alone and raped her after which he threatened her not to tell anyone else she will die. After the incident, the victim was said to have complained of stomach pains as she could not walk afterwards. Her mother took her to a hospital for examination where it was revealed th...
Rape: Kano Shari’a Court Sentences 70-year-old Man To Death By stoning
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Rape: Kano Shari’a Court Sentences 70-year-old Man To Death By stoning

An Upper Shari’a court sitting at Kofar Kudu in the ancient city of Kano has sentenced one Mati Audu, a 70-year-old man, to death by stoning after he was found guilty of defiling a 12-year-old girl. This was just as the rapist admitted that he defiled the minor and was willing to accept his punishment of death by stoning. However, the presiding judge, Abdullahi Sani Sarki Yola gave the verdict on Wednesday. It will be recalled that the old man (Mr Audu), who is a resident of Falsa of Tsanyawa local government, willingly confessed to his crime before the judge. However, in his ruling, the judge said that Islamic teachings gave Audu the chance at three different court sittings to reverse his confession in order to save him from the punishment. The rapist then disclosed th...
Rape Bill is Targeted at Lecturers – ASUU
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Rape Bill is Targeted at Lecturers – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has condemned the recently passed bill on sexual harassment and rape, alleging that it is targeted at lecturers. Speaking at a Town Hall meeting with critical stakeholders in Jos on Monday, July 13, the National President of ASUU  Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi said the bill which is yet to be signed into law is discriminatory and also targeted at the male lecturers. Ogunyemi stated that the bill is capable of making male lecturers reject female students. He said;   ”Our reaction to that Bill is that, it is discriminatory and is targeted at male lecturers. “We don’t want a situation, where male lecturers will begin to say they don’t want to teach female students, because they say we should not smile to female students. “So a t...
Police to Prosecute Owners of Uncompleted Buildings Used by Rapists in Kano
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Police to Prosecute Owners of Uncompleted Buildings Used by Rapists in Kano

Owners of uncompleted buildings used by rapists to perpetrate crimes in Kano state, will henceforth be prosecuted by the state police command. DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the Command's Public Relations Officer made the announcement in a popular Radio programme "Inda Ranka". He said that “33.3 percent of rape cases had been perpetrated at uncompleted buildings in the state." Kiyawa who stated that owners of uncompleted buildings used to perpetrate rape will be charged as accomplices, added that the tough stance was necessitated by a disturbing statistics that emanated from investigation conducted by the command in the wake of growing cases of rape, especially on minors across the state. The police spokesperson said; ”We are warning the general public that henceforth, any ra...
38 Years Old Man Arrested for Sexual Assault and Attempting to Rape a 13 year Old Girl in Ogun
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38 Years Old Man Arrested for Sexual Assault and Attempting to Rape a 13 year Old Girl in Ogun

A 38-year-old man has been arrested by men of the Sango Ota police division for allegedly attempting to rape a 13-year-old girl, Timilehin, at Abe Igi Ewupe Ota in Ogun state on Tuesday, July 7. The mother of the victim, Ms. Caroline, who spoke with LIB, said she sent her daughter on an errand and the accused who is a married man, allegedly dragged her into his house and attempted to rape her. I sent my daughter somewhere around our area to get something for me. On getting there, she did not meet the person. A man she met there then dragged her into the house, used a cloth to cover her mouth and attempted to rape her.'' she told LIB   The distraught mother said she took her daughter to the hospital and after proper examination, the doctors told her Timilehin's hymen was st...
Rapists to get Life Imprisonment in Akwa Ibom
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Rapists to get Life Imprisonment in Akwa Ibom

Governor Emmaneul Udom has signed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law , VAPPL, 2020, which empowers judges to hand down life imprisonment to anyone convicted of rape in Akwa Ibom state. The state's commissioner for agriculture and women affairs, Glory Edet who spoke after the Governor assented the bill, said it is aimed at discouraging the spate of violence in the society. Edet said;   “I think this is one of the best things that has happened to protect the female gender and as the commissioner overseeing women matters , I believe the women of Akwa Ibom, the children and even our men are happy because this law will really teach defaulters a lesson. “This law allows for the implementation of a lot of things we were praying for and prescribes stiffer punishment...
The Man Who R*ped Me Was My Neighbour And Trusted Family Friend – Activist, Ijaiyekunle Opens Up
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The Man Who R*ped Me Was My Neighbour And Trusted Family Friend – Activist, Ijaiyekunle Opens Up

Funke Elizabeth Ijaiyekunle, an ex-banker, is one of activists striving hard to wipe out the stigma of rape. She herself was raped at age 16 when she could not defend herself in the hand of a well trusted neighbour who she has known all her life. Standing tall as a girl-child activist, a professionally growing coach and motivational speaker, Ijayekunle did not overcome her teenage experience, but became mentally equipped not to dwell on her past through determination, great zeal of focus as she gave herself into human developmental projects. She is a certified NLP, an emotional intelligence practitioner, who defends herself and hundreds of other young girls. In this interview, Ijayekunle bares it all on the evil called rape and its related cases. What is your Non-Governmental Orga...
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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo speaks on gender-based violence, rape in Nigeria

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said gender-based violence, rape, and sexual assaults are blemishes on the collective humanity and dignity of Nigerians as a people and a nation. Osinbajo expressed his displeasure on Friday in Abuja while addressing a virtual meeting of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), on the scourge of rape, sexual and gender-based violence in Nigeria Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement said the vice president affirmed that the fight against gender violence would be driven down to the states through the National Economic Council (NEC). “I will continue to use the platform of the National Economic Council to encourage states yet to domesticate the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act of 2015 and the Child’s Rights Act of 2003 to do s...
IG orders probe of D’Banj over rape allegation
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IG orders probe of D’Banj over rape allegation

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a probe into the allegations of rape levelled against Music Icon, Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj. This is contained in a letter with reference number CB.7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOl.484/801 signed by the Principal Staff Officer to the IG, DCP Idowu Owohunwa. The letter was addressed to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Area 10, Garki, Abuja. The IG’s letter was in response to a petition written to the IG by Mr. Tommy Ojoge-Daniel, a lawyer to Miss Seyitan Babatayo, who accused D’Banj of raping her in 2018. The letter written by the IG is titled, ‘Re: Petition Against (1) Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (Aka D’Banj) for Rape Indecent Sexual Assault, Attempted Assault on Miss Seyitan Temidayo The ...
Rape is Evil, if you Did it in the Past it will Hunt Your Future – Lagbaja Reacts to Recent Rape Saga in Nigeria
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Rape is Evil, if you Did it in the Past it will Hunt Your Future – Lagbaja Reacts to Recent Rape Saga in Nigeria

Nigerian musician, Lagbaja has weighed in on the ongoing rape saga in the country. Taking to his Instagram page this morning, the 60-year-old afrobeat veteran condemned rape and also noted that there are consequences for those who have committed the act in the past. He shared a post, which read: 'MY SILENCE IS NO, MY NO IS NO, MY BODY IS MINE, MY LIFE IS MINE' and then wrote:  'Hmmmm, I can't believe in this 2020 people still do evil things like this. It is wrong, it is WRONG. If you did it in the past it would hunt your future, smh!.'  
‘D’Banj Is Intimidating His Rape Accuser, Seyitan’ – Dorcas Shola-Fapson
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‘D’Banj Is Intimidating His Rape Accuser, Seyitan’ – Dorcas Shola-Fapson

Nigerian actress, Dorcas Shola-Fapson has dropped some interesting details about how D’Banj is intimidating the lady who accused him of rape. According to the actress, she had a phone conversation with the lady identified as Seyitan claiming that D’Banj made them arrest the lady. Taking to her Twitter page, she shared details of the conversation she had with Seyitan.
Tonto Dikeh gets emotional as she opens up on being a rape victim on her Youtube show
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Tonto Dikeh gets emotional as she opens up on being a rape victim on her Youtube show

Nollywood actress and YouTuber, Tonto Dikeh, has opened up on being a rape victim. The divorced mother of one made the shocking revelation as she shed tears in her latest episode of her YouTube show, Grub and Rub with Tonto. Speaking with “AWWAS” founder, Haye Okoh, Tonto revealed she was once raped. Although she didn’t go into details of her encounter, the Rivers born philanthropist, went emotional and she some tears as she reveals she tries everything possible to push it behind her. Towards the end of the show, Tonto took a 30 seconds silence for all rape victims who have died. She became very emotional as she wept, apologizing and telling them (victims) everything will be okay. Watch the touching video below…
Kano Police Charge 42 Rape Suspects To Court
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Kano Police Charge 42 Rape Suspects To Court

Kano State Police Command, on Thursday, said it has between January to date charged 42 rape suspects to court for prosecution. The Command’s spokesperson, Abdullahi Kiyawa, who made this disclosure, said all the victims have been evacuated to health centres for comprehensive examination and treatment. Kiyawa said, ”Analysis and research conducted by the Police Command Headquarters, indicated that about 33.3 per cent of rape cases were perpetrated in uncompleted buildings, followed by 17.7 per cent cases, who were apprehended at farmlands. Also, 15.6 per cent of the cases occurred at the home of the victims, whereas 6.7 per cent were carried out at the houses of the victims.” Following the unhealthy development, the PPRO emphasised the need for us residents to be more vigilant ...
Don Jazzy Reacts to Rape Allegation Against D’banj
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Don Jazzy Reacts to Rape Allegation Against D’banj

Don Jazzy has weighed in on the rape allegation against his former business partner D'banj, which has taken a prominent spot on social media. In tweets he shared, the ace music producer implored the police to thoroughly investigate and the court to do justice on the case which he said saddens his soul. Don Jazzy who urged all victims to speak up, affirmed that it is also important that every accused person is given an opportunity to set the facts straight. The Mavin CEO who averred that the truth will always prevail no matter how long a lie lasts, pointed out that the fact remains that one of them is a victim and the law will protect that person. He tweeted; No matter how long a lie lasts, the truth will always prevail. The fact is that one of them is a victim and the la...
I’m Done and Leaving Everything Behind – Lady who Accused D’banj of Rape Says as she Denies being Arrested
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I’m Done and Leaving Everything Behind – Lady who Accused D’banj of Rape Says as she Denies being Arrested

Seyitan Babatayo, the lady who accused D'banj of rape has denied claims of getting arrested alongside her mother. Report of Ms Babatayo's arrest which investigative journalist Kiki Mordi insisted happened, had been trailed by mixed reaction as some social media users affirmed that D'banj is trying to clear his name while others condemned and accused him of intimidation. In a tweet she shared after her alleged arrest gained public attention yesterday June 17, the lady stated that she is moving on and leaving everything behind her. She tweeted; I’m done with all these back and forth drama...Frank took me to the party and gave me the key to the room. I’m moving on and leaving everything behind me. Thanks and God bless I don’t know where all this rumors are coming from . Mys...
Speech-impaired man defiles 13-year-old daughter in Lagos
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Speech-impaired man defiles 13-year-old daughter in Lagos

The Lagos state police has arrested a 43-year-old man who has speech and hearing challenges for allegedly defiling his 13-year-old daughter. The suspect identified as Muritala Owolabi Bakare, committed the said offence at Igando area of Lagos. He wrote on a piece of paper at Igando police station yesterday; “I am sorry about my activities, I rape my daughter, I have learnt some lesson, rape is bad." Divisional police officer Taiwo Kasumu said the suspect has been charged to court over the offence.
I shouldn’t have to feel lucky to have never been raped – Amanda Black
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I shouldn’t have to feel lucky to have never been raped – Amanda Black

South African singer, Amanda Black is the latest celeb to call on the government and police to intervene in the scourge of gender-based violence in the country. The Amazulu hitmaker took to social media recently to speak about violence against women, including corrective rape against those in the LGBTIQ+ community. The star recounted how she and her friends would lie about being together to stop people hitting on them in public, and said she now realises how dangerous the lie was. “I remember back then my friends and I even used to lie about being together just to stop a guy from continuing to harass either of us. Not knowing then that lying about being lesbian put us in even more danger,” she explained. She said she was grateful to have never been raped, but women should n...
15-year-old Girl Raped Few Days after Surgery in Benue
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15-year-old Girl Raped Few Days after Surgery in Benue

A chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA in the Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State is currently on the run after he allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl few days after she had surgery. This was the submission of some elders of the  under the aegis of the Otada Elders’ Council. The elders in the Otada community where the incident happened in a statement, mentioned that it was regrettable the victim had to suffer the terrible experience in the hands of the alleged rapist, who disappeared shortly after the incident, The Punch reports. They called on the police and other security agencies to fish out the suspect so that he could face the law. The elders, in a letter dated June 12, 2020, addressed to the Area Commander, Otukpo Police Area Command, and sign...
717 Rape Cases have Been Recorded from January to May 2020 – IGP Adamu Mohammed
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717 Rape Cases have Been Recorded from January to May 2020 – IGP Adamu Mohammed

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has said that 717 rape incidents have been reported to the police across the country from January-May this year alone. The IGP made this revelation while speaking with state house correspondents after himself, the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, and the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, met with President Buhari this morning over the increasing incidence of rape cases. The police chief said 799 suspects have been arrested so far, 631 cases conclusively investigated and charged to court, and 52 cases are left and under investigation. He added that the COVID19 restriction is responsible for the spike in the number of rape cases. ''We are here to brief you on sexual and gender-based violence and the action that ...
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NHRC, NAPTIP, Police Join Forces Against Rape In Nigeria

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said it is engaging the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) for urgent prosecution of cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) brought before it. Executive Secretary of the NHRC, Tony Ojukwu, stated this during a tripartite meeting between the Commission, the NPF and NAPTIP, which took place at the Louis Edet House in Abuja. At the meeting, which was aimed at taming the scourge of rape and other SGBV cases in the country, Ojukwu said it has become necessary to work assiduously with relevant agencies in order to ensure that such cases are adequately prosecuted and not swept under the carpet. He noted that recent reports received by the Commission revealed that SG...
Video: Marital Rape Exists, I Have Experienced it- Victoria Inyama Counters Anita Joseph
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Video: Marital Rape Exists, I Have Experienced it- Victoria Inyama Counters Anita Joseph

Nollywood actress, Victoria Inyama, has countered the opinion of her colleague, Anita Joseph, who over the weekend faulted statement made by some married women that their husbands raped them when they weren't in the mood for sex. Anita in a video made with her husband, argued that a woman cannot claim her husband raped her if he had sex with her when she wasn't in the mood. She opined that the body of a woman is the food of her husband and should be made available whenever he needs to feed from it. Reacting to Anita's video, Victoria said there indeed is a thing called Marital rape and that many married women have experienced and are still experiencing it. She said sex even in marriage should be with consent. She argued that forcefully having sex with a spouse is another act of d...
“Stop collecting money from boys,” Man Confront Ladies Protesting against rape in Lagos
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“Stop collecting money from boys,” Man Confront Ladies Protesting against rape in Lagos

A man confronted a group of girls protesting against rape in Ipaja area of Lagos state, asking them to stop collecting money too from boys. The man hinted that most girls are at fault when they become victims of rape because they keep on collecting money from boys. “You girls you have a role to play in that rubbish.. You will be collecting money from boys and you will want to zip up.. how can you? Go and search your conscience, it is very very bad. Before you talk to any girl now, they’ll be saying how much will you give me.. Even me, at my age, I have girlfriends of your age always saying, “Daddy how much will you give me?” Stop collecting money from boys, when you collect money from boys, when you collect money from boys, anytime they have to get it, they will deal with you. ” P...
Atlantic Hotel Sacks Worker For Reporting Attempted Rape By Indian Boss
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Atlantic Hotel Sacks Worker For Reporting Attempted Rape By Indian Boss

Some workers of Atlantic Hotels have accused the management of sacking a female worker, Grace (Not real name), after she was sexually harassed by one Sanjiv Raut, a cooking staff and an Indian national. The hotel, which is situated at number 4, Adeleke Adedoyin Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, is owned and managed by Indians. SaharaReporters gathered that Raut had gone into the lady’s room while she was sleeping and attempted to rape her but was overpowered by her. It was gathered that Grace pushed him to the wall, gave him a slap and ran out of the room. She later reported the case on the hotel’s WhatsApp group but instead of Raut being punished, she, the victim, was sacked the next day. The workers also said another staff (name withheld) was sexually harassed by the same ...
I Lost my Virginity to a Rapist – Actress Foluke Daramola Salako
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I Lost my Virginity to a Rapist – Actress Foluke Daramola Salako

Nollywood actress Foluke Daramola-Salako revealed that she lost her virginity to a rapist during an interview, she called on filmmakers to produce movies that preach against rape to save the country from rising cases. Foluke Daramola-Salako during a chat with Funmi Iyanda on Public Eye Live on the topic: ”Combating Nigeria’s viruses and violence pandemic,” the actress noted that celebrities create more awareness on the scourge. “The role of Nollywood is for us to create more awareness programs, have more movies that are preaching the negativity of rape and abuse, the reason it can happen to anybody, and the reason under no circumstances should any rapist be made to look like a good person,” she said. Daramola who is also the founder of the “Action Against Rape in Africa” initiativ...
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Sexual & Gender-Based Violence; Rising From This Low Point – Bukola Saraki

When I tweeted on the sad incident of the rape and murder of Vera Uwala Omozuwa in a Benin church last week, I did so for many reasons. First, it was the right thing to do as these incidents of violence against our women are becoming too frequent. Second, it was out of conviction that we all need to stand up and fight this dangerous trend depicting the new low that our country has sunk. Third, I ruminated over the Uwa case and the question came to my mind: What else could a functional society have expected from that young lady? Instead of wasting the period of this lockdown on frivolities and immoral practices, she chose to reinforce her academic intellect by being busy with her books. With the assurance of a safe space of physical and spiritual protection, she chose to study inside...
Lady who called out about-to-wed schoolmate for rape dragged to court
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Lady who called out about-to-wed schoolmate for rape dragged to court

The lady who called out her about-to-wed schoolmate for rape has been dragged to court over the allegation. The accuser identified as Ebele Muogbo a.k.a Lighthouse Beacon was accused of making same allegation in 2015 and 2017 in spite of allegedly engaging in consensual sex with Femi Oloidi who is now a lecturer at University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The petition filed against Muogbo and her friend identified as Mark Anthony Osuchukwu reads;  
Rape And Other Sexual Offences A Global Menace – IGP
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Rape And Other Sexual Offences A Global Menace – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu NPM, mni, has called for improved partnership, strategy and joint operations by the Police and other relevant stakeholders to stage a common front against rape, child molestation, trafficking in person and other sexual-based violence in the country. The IGP stated this, today, 11th June, 2020 at the Force Headquarters, Abuja during a tripartite meeting held between the Police Chief and the Heads of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) – Dame Julie Okah Donli and Mr. Tony Ojukwu. The IGP, while noting that rape and other sexual offences have become a menace, not only in the country but globally, assures that the Force is repositioning Gender-Desk offices ...
Governors Declare State Of Emergency On Rape In Nigeria
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Governors Declare State Of Emergency On Rape In Nigeria

The Nigeria Governors Forum has agreed to declare a state of emergency on sexual and gender-based violence against women and children. They also renewed commitment to ensuring that offenders face the full weight of the law . This was contained in a communique signed by the Chairman of the NGF , Dr. Kayode Fayemi, after the forum’ s 10th COVID -19 teleconference meeting held on Wednesday. The communique was issued in Abuja, on Thursday. Governors agreed to , “ Declare a State of Emergency on Sexual and Gender- based Violence . Governors strongly condemned all forms of violence against women and children and committed to ensuring that offenders face the maximum weight of the law ; “Call on State Governors that have not already domesticated relevant gender- based protection...
Rape in Nigeria: FG Finally Sets up Gender Based Violence Management Committee
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Rape in Nigeria: FG Finally Sets up Gender Based Violence Management Committee

President Muhammadu Buhari led government has announced the immediate inauguration of a Gender-Based Violence Management Committee. Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, said this in a statement sent to DAILY POST on Thursday. He condemned the prevalent and rising incidence of rape and sexual assault in the country. Malami said incidents of rape cases in the country have increased dramatically in the last few weeks, resulting in the brutal murder of some victims. The statement observed that the development has sparked outrage in Nigeria and abroad. The minister noted the Federal Ministry of Justice has identified with calls for national response against rape and sexual assault in the country. Malami said in fulfillment of the Min...
#HelloVagina Read and Act Giveaway: Suggest the Appropriate Punishment for RAPISTS and Get N10,000
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#HelloVagina Read and Act Giveaway: Suggest the Appropriate Punishment for RAPISTS and Get N10,000

For a while now in Nigeria, rape has been the foremost conversation on social media. The rape and murder of Uwaila Vera Omozuwa, Barakat Bello, Mrs Queen Igbinevbo, and so many others has sparked outrage and intensified the conversation about rape. Unfortunately, this conversation has been going on for years and very little will change if we do not change tactics – if we do not act. To eradicate rape, a zero tolerance policy and stiffer punishment for rapists must be introduced, but what should this punishment be? The publishers of Hello, Vagina, have decided to engage LIBers and the reading public on this endemic problem through the Read and Act campaign. Feed back from YOU will be seriously evaluated, collated and presented to the relevant law making authorities as a proposa...
“There’s an Epidemic of Male Entitlement” – Chimamanda Adichie Speaks on Rape
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“There’s an Epidemic of Male Entitlement” – Chimamanda Adichie Speaks on Rape

Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie, has reacted to the increase of rape and murder of females in Nigeria, stating that there is an epidemic of male entitlement. Adichie made this known during a United Nations virtual forum on sexual and gender-based violence on Wednesday. Citing recent cases in Nigeria, the feminist decried the pervasiveness of rape and other forms of sexual assault on women and girls in society. She said; “I think that there is an epidemic of male entitlement towards female bodies. It’s a global epidemic, and it’s something we need to address. “What I have noticed in reactions to these horrific cases is that there is a language around rape and sexual assault on women that we really need to think and talk about. “We live in a culture that diminishes ...
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Justify Rape, Get Arrested – NAPTIP Tells Nigerians

Mrs Julie Okah-Donli, Director-General (DG), National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has cautioned Nigerians to desist from justifying rape or get arrested as suspects. Okah-Donli said this while answering questions from newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday. She queried parents for not doing enough to take care of their wards and children, explaining that 90 per cent of rape cases were committed by uncles, fathers and relations. According to her, many careless acts by parents are responsible for rape cases across the country. She, therefore, said that the agency would approach the Ministry of Justice to push for the establishment of special court to try rapists. Okah-Donli also called for life imprisonment instead of capital punishment for convic...
Court Frees 16-year-old Girl who Killed Attempted Rapist
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Court Frees 16-year-old Girl who Killed Attempted Rapist

A Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has freed a 16-year-old girl, Timilehin Taiwo, who was charged to court for the murder of a 51-year-old man Babatunde Ishola who allegedly tried to rape her. LIB had previously shared the story of how Timilehin stabbed Babatunde, a security guard, to death at the Aboru area of the state on Saturday, March 7th. Timilehin in her statement to the police, said that the deceased who is her father’s friend, invited her to his house to assist him in fetching water as he lived alone and that she had always been helping him with house chores. She stated that on the day of the incident, while she was helping the deceased, he attempted to rape her. She said in an attempt to defend herself, she picked up a knife and stabbed him, leading to his death. The...
‘Fatoyinbo Will Not Be Charged With Rape’ – Kemi Olunloyo
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‘Fatoyinbo Will Not Be Charged With Rape’ – Kemi Olunloyo

Popular Nigerian journalist, Dr. Kemi Olunloyo, has shared an update on her private investigation on the rape allegations levied against COZA Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo. The journalist pointed out that she received intel from the police over the concluded case and it shows that both parties have been cleared on the investigation. Dr. Kemi had begun investigation on the story since last year, and according to her, Pastor Fatoyinbo is not guilty. Sharing on Instagram, the journalist wrote in part: “…The officer told me that 99% of their investigation shows that Fatoyinbo WILL NOT be charged with RAPE…” See Her Post Here:
“I Told My Rapist God Will Judge Him” – 12-Year-Old Rape Victim, Eddy Ojah Says
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“I Told My Rapist God Will Judge Him” – 12-Year-Old Rape Victim, Eddy Ojah Says

The 12-year-old girl who was last week allegedly raped by a 42-year-old Eddy Ojah at Otada community in Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue state has disclosed that she placed a curse of God’s judgement on her rapist who is currently on the run. Narrating her ordeal from her hospital bed at the Otukpo General Hospital, the girl said she was returning from where her family used to grind garri and was heading home on that fateful day when a man named Eddy Ojah seized her. According to her, “I was coming back from where we grind garri in the engine at about 10 am on Tuesday and was going home to pack firewood to fry our garri when a man named Eddy Ojah grabbed me from the road. “Because the road is connected and near his house so he was coming outside, he saw me and grabbed me ...
Actor Yul Edochie Shares Opinion On Rape, Says Indecent Dressing Is Not An Invitation To Commit Such Act
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Actor Yul Edochie Shares Opinion On Rape, Says Indecent Dressing Is Not An Invitation To Commit Such Act

Actor, Yul Edochie, has shared his opinion on the recent rape trend in the society and how some people attribute the vice to indecent dressing. The Actor cum politician wrote that although he does not encourage ‘indecent dressing’, a man has no right to give that as an excuse for rape. He wrote on twitter ; I do not encourage indecent dressing. But no matter how indecently dressed she is, guy it’s not an invitation for rape. If you both agreed on pay as you go, you pay, she no wan give you, get ur money back through non-violent means. Do not touch her. There’s no excuse for rape.