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‘Robber Rap3d Me With Poly Bag As Condom’ – Teacher Explains To Court

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A teacher (name withheld) of a Catholic Secondary School in Lagos has narrated before an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court how an armed robber raped her in her home using a polythene bag (poly bag) as protection.

The teacher made the revelation yesterday, while giving evidence during the trial of two men in their twenties— Babatunde Oluwaleke and Daniel Ojo— over alleged rape and robbery.

While being led in evidence by Mr. Akin George, the lead prosecuting counsel for the state, the teacher gave a harrowing account of how she was raped in her home by Oluwaleke on March 6, 2018.

She told the court that between 2a.m. and 3a.m., she was woken up by some noise and she saw two males, a tall one (Ojo) and a short one (Oluwaleke) both dark in complexion, ordering her to get up.

She said: “I told them I had no money and the first defendant (Oluwaleke) said I must produce money or he will kill me. “I was tying a wrapper and the first defendant asked me to lie on the bed. He took my Automated Teller Machine, ATM, card, mobile phones and all that I have.

“He brought out a knife, placed the tip on my stomach and threatened to stab me if I did not cooperate. When he opened my wrapper, he saw I was menstruating. I didn’t know from where he produced a poly bag.

“He tied the polybag on his joystick and inserted his joystick into my vagina. I was pleading that I could be his sister, but he ignored me, asking me to shut up. Much later, he removed the polybag and raped me using nothing. “When the first defendant was done, the second defendant was telling him that was not what they came for and that they needed to go.”

She said after they left, terrified, she prayed hoping that the other members of her household were unharmed. The teacher said when she went to check on members of her family, she realised that they had all slept through her ordeal.

Her words: “My mother and her friend were still sleeping in the sitting room. Things were scattered and the contents of their handbags were emptied on the floor.

I woke them up and told them what happened. “We went downstairs where my younger brother stays and we noticed that the robbers used a rope to tie the door of the mosquito net, which is attached to a spring so that it does not make noise. “My younger brother was also still asleep with his friend. We woke them up and I told them what happened.”

The teacher said members of her family immediately reported the crime to the authorities and she was taken to the hospital that morning for medical examination and counselling. She said on that day, she was also taken to the Afonka Police Station, Alimosho, where four recently apprehended robbery suspects were shown to her.

Her words: “Immediately I saw the first defendant, I recognised him. Even with my eyes closed, I can identify him.” Obliging the request of Mr. O. Egbo, counsel to the defendants, for an adjournment, Justice Abiola Soladoye adjourned the case till September 30.

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UNN Final Year Student Commits Suicide Over Inability To Graduate

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A staff of the university of Nigeria Nsukka has narrated the sad story how her son killed himself three days ago.

Mr Samuel Elias a final year student of department of Religion and Culture, University of Nigeria Nsukka has committed suicide by drinking Sniper.   The mother, Mrs Kate Elias a staff of the university said that the unfortunate incident happened on Monday June 17, around 5.30pm in her house at Justina Eze Street Nsukka. Mrs Elias said ” she came back from work on that fateful day and discovered that the mood of her first child was bad, he was staggering when he came to collect a bottle of coke from the fridge.“I followed him immediately to his room and started talking to him but he could not respond and when I look closely his teeth has tightened up.“As I look around I saw empty sniper bottle, at this point I raised alarm and my other children rushed to the room and we tried to give him red oil but his tightened teeth will not allow the oil enter his mouth,”she said.   According to her we immediately rushed him to Faith foundation Hospital Nsukka where we were referred to Bishop Shanahan Hospital Nsukka, Samuel died in Bishop Shanahan Hospital.   The mother of seven said her 25- year son could have died of depression, noting that he had been lamenting of his inability to graduate from UNN because of his final year project where one course was still holding him.   She said also that her son had not been happy how his late father’s family had abandoned them since their father died.   ”I know two things he usually complained, his inability to graduate from UNN since 2016 because of the project that he has not finished as his classmates have all went to National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).“As well as how his father’s family in Ihechiowa in Arochukwu local government of of Abia state abandoned them and their mother since their father died.“Whenever he complained of these things I usually advice him to trust God who is capable of solving every problem.“I do not know why he went to this extent of committing suicide, I have seven children he is my first child.“it still looks like a dream to me that my first son and first child has died, ” she said in tears.   Reacting to this incident, Prof Tagbo Ugwu , the Head of Department of Religion and Culture in University of Nigeria, Nsukka said somebody called him and told him about the unfortunate incident.   “I received the news with rude shock and surprise.“I will find out from his supervisor what is wrong from the project that has stopped him from graduating,”he said.When contacted Mr Ebere Amaraizu, the Police Public Relations Office (PPRO) Enugu State confirmed the incident and said police would investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.“The police is aware of Samuel Elias death, a final year student of department of Religion and Culture in UNN who committed suicide on Monday by drinking sniper.“Police will investigate circumstances surrounding the death, ” he said.

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EFCC Re-Arraigns American Over $1.2m ‘Green Card Fraud’

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday re-arraigned an American, Marco Antonio Ramirez, before an Ikeja Special Offences Court for allegedly defrauding three Nigerians of $1,229,800 under the pretext of securing America’s Green Card for them.

Those allegedly defrauded by the American and his companies are: Ambassador Godson Echejue, Abubakar Umar Sodiq and Olukayode Sodimu.

The American was re-arraigned before Justice Mojisola Dada on an amended 12-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining under false pretence.

The accused was arraigned alongside his companies, U.S.A Now LLC, Eagle Ford Instalodge Group LP and U.S.A Now Capital Group.

Ramirez and co-defendants were first arraigned on June 22, 2017 before Justice Josephine Oyefeso on a 16-count charge but pleaded not guilty to the alleged offences.

Following his plea, he was admitted to bail for $25,000.

Midway into his trial, his case file was transferred to Justice Dada, making his trial to start de novo (afresh).

During proceedings yesterday, Ramirez again pleaded not guilty to the amended 12-count charges brought against him by the EFCC.

EFCC’s prosecuting counsel, N. S. Oweize, asked the court for a trial date.

The defendant’s lawyer, Ademola Adefolaju, who did not oppose the prosecutor’s request, prayed the court to let his client continue with the bail terms earlier granted him by Justice Oyefeso when he was first arraigned.

When the judge asked the accused if he had fully complied with the bail term, Adefolaju confirmed that his client had fully complied with the bail terms.

The lawyer said his client had also been visiting EFCC’s office, as directed by the court.

Following his submissions, Justice Dada granted the request of the defence.

She held: “Since the defendant has not breached any of the bail terms granted by my brother judge, the defendant is hereby allowed to continue with the terms.”

The judge adjourned the matter till October 7, 8, 9 and 10 for trial.

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3 Teachers Caught With Leaked WAEC Questions (Photo)

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The police force headquarters in Abuja, on Thursday, paraded four suspects for exam malpractices committed in the just concluded West African Senior School Certificate Examination Council (WASSCE).

Three of the suspects are teachers and staff of various secondary schools in Anambra and Imo states. They are Ibuokanma Darlington, 36, Ernest Kelechì, 33, Godstime Onuoha and Uche Chukwuma, Darlington, 17.

The suspects were said to be in possession of WASSCE questions papers on their mobile phones which they sent to WhatsApp platforms of students at the time of their arrest.

They were arrested at the examination centre where they were posted as supervisors. The suspects, during an interview with newsmen, admitted to have had the question papers on their mobile phones.

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