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Man arraigned for alleged rape of six-year-old



The police command in Makurdi arraigned one Mkighir Mzuuga in a Makurdi Upper Area Court on Thursday for allegedly raping a 6 years old girl.

Police Prosecutor Veronica Shaagee told the court that the case was received at State Criminal Investigation Department, Makurdi from the Katsina-ala Divisional Police Station, via a letter dated Dec. 30, 2022.

Shaagee said that on Dec. 26, 2022, one Moses Gbam of NKST Central Church, Katsina-ala, reported the case at Katsina-ala Divisional Police Station.

She said that the informant had received a phone call from the father of the victim that his daughter was raped.

The prosecutor alleged that Mkighir Mzuuga invited the minor under the pretext that he was going to buy a local delicacy for her in the market.


She alleged further that the suspect took the girl to an uncompleted building where he raped her.

She also alleged that the victim bled seriously after the act and the suspect was arrested during police investigations.

“The accused contravened Section 3 (2) of the Violence against Persons (Prohibition) Law of Benue State, 2019,” she said.

She said that investigation into the matter was still ongoing and requested for additional time to complete it.

When the case came up for mention, no plea was taken for want of jurisdiction.

Magistrate’s Vershima Hwande remanded the accused at the Federal Maximum Correctional Centre, Makurdi, and adjourned the case to Feb. 9 for further mention.



Govt rescues 12-year-old girl allegedly defiled by her father



THE Anambra State Government said it rescued a 12-year-old girl, alongside her two younger siblings, from their father, Arinze Obiwenite, who allegedly defiles her.

Mrs Ify Obinabo, the state Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, told newsmen on Saturday in Awka that the children were rescued on Monday, during a raid at Abacha town in Idemili North Local Government Area, following a tip off.

Obinabo said she visited the Traditional Ruler of Abacha community, Igwe Nwabunwanne Odiegwu, to notify him of the raid before taking action.

She said that during the visit, Igwe Odiegwu revealed that the accused, Obiwenite, presented himself as a Christian who helped people solve their spiritual problems without knowing that he had other motives.

“The traditional ruler told us he knew about Obiwenite’s alleged escapees when he accused some young boys in the community of raping his daughter.

“He was summoned to the palace on several occasions to state his case, but failed to honour the royal invitation which made the youth of the community troop to his residence but were disappointed at what they saw.


“The youth discovered that he locked up his three children in a room, including the 12-year-old girl, whom he alleged that some young men of the community had raped.

“When questioned, the daughter revealed that her father had locked them up in the room for five years and that he always had carnal knowledge of her while he fingers her two younger siblings,” she said.

The Commissioner said they raided Obiwenite’s residence and rescued the 12-year-old girl and her two siblings, who had been taken to the hospital for medical examination and treatment.

She assured that the children would get justice and a conducive environment for growth and proper care.

“When we raided the house, we also discovered that the accused uses diabolic means to run a ministry, known as ‘Holy Trinity Healing Ministry’, where people come to get solutions to their problems.

“When he was interrogated, he denied all the allegations but was quick to ask the traditional ruler to forgive him and help find a way of resolving the issue outside the court, which the Igwe blatantly refused.

“Some fetish items, hollow grave at his backyard, a paper with a long list of names of those he had killed and will kill, were discovered at his house and he was made to destroy them in the presence of the villagers.

“The accused also stated that he was married to 11 wives but does not live with any of them,” she said.

Obinabo said that Obiwenite had been arrested by the police and transferred to the State Criminal Investigative Department in Awka.

She said that Obiwenite would be arraigned before the Children, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Magistrate’s Court. (NAN)

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BREAKING: Imo LP gov aspirant, Anumudu, is dead



Chief Humphrey Anumudu

A Labour Party (LP) governorship aspirant in Imo State, Chief Humphrey Anumudu, has been reported dead.

According to a reliable family source,
Anumudu, a native of Mbieri in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State, was found dead in his home in Lagos.


The deceased was a younger brother to the pioneer CEO of Globe Motors, Willy Anumudu, who also died recently.

Humphrey Anumudu, who recently procured his governorship interest form in Abuja, was said to be the favourite to win the party’s primary slated for early next month.

He was an astute politician, legal luminary and a good ambassador of the state.

He had contested for the governorship election in the past under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

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Whitney Adeniran: LASG to sue Chrisland for involuntary manslaughter, reckless, negligent



Chrisland Schools and Whitney Adeniran

The Lagos State government said it will  prosecute Chrisland School, Ikeja, for alleged involuntary manslaughter, reckless and negligent act over the death of a 12-year-old student, Whitney Adeniran, who died from electrocution during inter house sport.

According to a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs in the ministry, Grace Alo, Friday, the case was referred to the Nigerian Police which carried out thorough investigation with the help of other agencies.

“The file was subsequently forwarded to the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) office on March 20 for review of the duplicate case file.

“On March 23, the DPP issued his legal advice and came to the conclusion that a prima facie case of involuntary manslaughter and reckless and negligent acts had been established against the school.


“Some members of staff and one of the vendors will therefore be charged with the offences contrary to sections 224 and 251of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015,” said the statement.

It added that information would be filed in accordance with the legal advice issued by the DPP and certified true copies of the legal advice is available on the ministry of justice website (

Recall that on February 9, the deceased  slumped during the inter-house sports organised by the school at the Agege Sports Stadium and was subsequently rushed to Agege Central Hospital, Agege, Lagos, where she was confirmed “brought in dead” (BID) by the doctor on duty.

The  state had on March 2 said the post-mortem report issued by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital showed the cause of the death was asphyxia and electrocution.


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