Pastor Allegedly Rapes Church Member’s Daughter In Ile Ife

By Sodiq Lawal

A Nigerian pastor has landed in serious trouble after he was dragged to court for allegedly having carnal knowledge of a 16-year-old girl.

The Pastor at Chosen Family Ministry, Fayegbami,  Ile-ife,  Mr Tosin Odeyemi was allegedly assaulted the little girl, Jolayemi Babalola,  by inserting his fingers in her private part severally around March 2017, and went further to forcefully have sex with her.

The pastor was said to have warned  the lad not to  reveal what transpired between them to anyone,  threatening that she would die if she does.

According to the mother of the victim, Mrs Elizabeth Babalola, who until late last year was a worker in the church, the alleged rape  experience made the young girl to severely suffer psychological trauma, as she became moody and ostracised.

“The pastor did what he did to my daughter knowing fully well that I don’t have anybody,  he believed he could oppress me with impunity.

“I did not discover the heinous act on time despite her sudden change in behaviour immediately the incident happened,  she became moody and started acting very strange.

“I thought  she will change when she got admission,  but that  did not happen until I was called that she slumped and passed out on campus one fateful day.

“It was when she was revived that she opened up that the pastor sexually abused her and threatened that she would die if anybody hears about it.

“This is indeed strange and unbecoming of a man who claimed to be a servant of God, I believe my daughter will get justice “, she said.

It was gathered that the case was brought to Magistrates’ court at Ile-ife on Wednesday, February 28,2018 for mention.

The State Counsel,  Mr Muyiwa Ogunleye said the accused was standing trial for a one-count charge of sexual assault, as the accused pleaded not guilty.

The defense counsel however reminded the court of a bail earlier granted the accused on the sum of N200,000 and a surety.

The Magistrate, Mrs Adejumoke Adeyinka-Olowolagba thereafter adjoined the case till March 28,2018 for hearing.

Head-Teacher Repeatedly Rapes 10-Year-Old Pupil, Infects Her With STD

David Eyo, a 31-year-old head-teacher, who allegedly defiled his 10-year-old pupil and infected her with a disease was on Tuesday remanded in Kirikiri Prison on the orders of an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Chief Magistrate, Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi, who gave the ruling, directed that the case file should be duplicated and a copy sent to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

The accused, a resident of Aguda in Surulere area of Lagos, is on trial for defilement.

“He defiled his 10-year-old pupil (name withheld) several times in the premises of the school,” he said.

NAN reports that the case was reported by the pupil’s parents to the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT).

According to Mrs Titilola Rhodes-Vivour, Coordinator of the DSVRT, who was present in court, the child had informed her classmate about the defilement which had occurred several times within the school premises.

“The classmate who is the girl’s friend, told her mother who in turn informed the father and the case was reported to the Eric Moore Police Station in Surulere.

“At the police station, it was referred to the Gender Desk and the desk got in touch with the DSVRT for further investigation.

“The survivor could not tell her parents because the accused threatened to flog her, telling her that she will die if she tells anybody of the defilement.

“According to the survivor, who was preparing for her Common Entrance Examinations, the pupils used to stay after school hours to be tutored by Eyo who works also as the headteacher, choir master and class teacher.

“Eyo had the habit of isolating the survivor from her classmates and defiling her in the classroom and infected her with a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD).

“The survivor alleged that the sexual abuse had started since September 2017 when she was in Primary Five.”

The case has been adjourned until June 25.

Queen Elizabeth II Recognizes Lagos Based Anti-Rape Campaigner

Lagos based anti-rape campaigner, Itoro Eze-Anaba, has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth II of England.

According to a statement signed by Joe Abuku, a spokesperson for the U.K. High Commission in Abuja, Itoro who is also the founder of Mirabel Centre was honoured with Fourth Commonwealth Point of Light award for her role in helping victims of sexual assault.

The honour is part of various activities marking the build-up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. The meeting is slated for 19-20 April in London and Windsor.

With the theme of ‘Towards a Common Future’, Commonwealth leaders plan to create a more prosperous and fair future for the Commonwealth’s 2.4 billion citizens, especially its youth.

The Queen — as Head of the Commonwealth — is thanking inspirational volunteers across the 52 Commonwealth nations for the difference they are making in their communities and beyond.

“I am delighted that a Point of Light has been awarded to highlight the importance of tackling rape and sexual assault,” Ms. Anaba was quoted as saying in a statement to the U.K. High Commission. “Rape is evil, degrading and dehumanising.”

“I am sure that this award marks the beginning of a joint effort to uproot this evil that relentlessly battles for our future,” she added.

She dedicated the award to a “tireless and resolute team that is determined to give voice to the voiceless, strength to the weak and hope to the hopeless,”

In 2013, Ms. Eze-Anaba founded Nigeria’s first reform centre for victims of sexual violence in Lagos, a facility that has helped over 3,100 victims. The centre has received funding from the U.K. Department for International Development.

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria Paul Arkwright presented the activist with the award during an event at the British High Commissioner’s Residence in Abuja Tuesday evening, Mr. Abuku said.

Mr. Arkwright hailed Ms. Eze-Anaba for showing “impressive dedication to supporting victims of sexual assault and rape.”

The Point of Light frequently recognises outstanding volunteers, individuals whose service is making a difference in their communities and whose story can inspire others to create innovative solutions to social challenges in their own communities and beyond.

The awards began in the United States in the early 1990s under President George Bush, recognising more than 6,000 outstanding persons in that country alone since then.

Since 2014, the UK Prime Minister has been holding a regular Point of Light awards event for people in the UK, with almost 900 now recognised.

The Commonwealth Points of Light is an offshoot of the similar honours in America and Britain.

As the leader of the Commonwealth, the British monarch hopes the award would inspire others to make their own contribution to tackling some of the greatest social challenges in modern times.


Kastina State Magistrate Court Gives Shocking Verdict To Rapist

A chief magistrate court sitting in Katsina State, on Wednesday gave a shocking verdict to four men who pleaded guilty to rape. Magistrate Fadilla Dikko ordered four convicted men to receive six strokes of the cane each after pleading guilty to a charge bordering on abduction and rape.

The convicts, Ahmed Lawal, Abdulmalik Mustapha, Adamu Khalid and Abubakar Lawal, all from Rafukka quarters in Katsina metropolis, had on December 20, 2017 criminally conspired and abducted two teenage girls from Abattoir quarters, Katsina, took them to an unknown destination and raped them.

Delivering the judgement, Magistrate Fadilla Dikko said “the court took notice of their pleas and the judgment considered the fact that they were first time offenders.”

Apart from the flogging ordered by the court, Dikko also sentenced them to five months imprisonment with an option of N2,000 each for the offences of criminal conspiracy and N5,000 each for abduction and rape.


Nelly Admits To Having Sex With Lady Who Accused Him Of Rape

Nelly has admitted to having unprotected sex with the lady accusing him of rape saying it was consensual.

In October 2017, Nelly was arrested after a lady identified as Monique Greene accused him of raping her in his tour bus in Washington. The case was later dismissed by prosecutors after the young lady refused to testify about the alleged assault.

In a new report published by the Jasmine Brand, it has been claimed that the “Country Grammar” star admitted to having unprotected sex with Monique Greene while asserting the woman removed her own clothing in the encounter.

The report read:

New details have surfaced about Nelly’s alleged rape case. Evidence, including photos and video, from the night in question, have been released. Washington State police has completed the investigation and prosecutors dropped the case, as the alleged victim – Monique Greene– refused to testify.

In the police documents, both Nelly and Monique have different accounts of what allegedly happened the evening of the incident. In docs, Nelly (who is a relationship with Platinum Life reality star Shantel Jackson) is said to have told police that they had consensual, oral and vaginal sex. He says that Greene removed her own clothing and that he did not use a condom. The 43-year-old artist says that he did not ejaculate. He claimed that the woman only got upset because she thought he was involved with one of his dancers, who was also on the bus at the time.

Meanwhile, Greene paints a different story, stating that Nelly forcefully removed her pants and threw her onto the bed. She says that he told her,

You’re gonna take this d**k.

She claims the forcible sex lasted for 30 minutes. She also believes ejaculated inside her, and also on her backside and front.

She claims Nelly offered her $2,500 and asked her to stay on the bus until their next destination. She declined the money and says someone else pushed her off the bus, and Nelly threw a $100 bill at her.

Greene filed a lawsuit against Nelly for sexual assault and defamation. Nelly’s camp says he plans to sue.


Sexual Abuse Charges Against French Soldiers In Africa Dismissed

The French magistrates dismissed a case brought against a group of French soldiers accusing them of sexually abusing children while on deployment in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2013 and 2014.

Paris prosecutors in 2017 filed for the case to be dismissed because some of the testimony was deemed inconsistent and some elements could not be confirmed, even if they could not exclude that abuses took place.

The decision was met with frustration in CAR’s capital, Bangui, where repeated allegations of sexual misconduct have helped fuel anger towards French and UN troops deployed there.

“Our government must do its job and judge these acts here, because they were committed on Central African territory, even if the case has been abandoned in France,” said Elysee Gamon, 52.

“No one is above the law.”

The country’s justice minister was not immediately available for comment.

The accusations emerged in April 2015 after the leak of an internal UN document containing the testimony of six children who said they were sexually abused by French soldiers in exchange for rations while at a displacement camp in Bangui.

The abuse was alleged to have taken place between December 2013 and June 2014 after France intervened in its former colony to stem violence between Christian militias and largely Muslim Seleka rebels.

According to the leaked UN report, at least 13 French soldiers, two from Equatorial Guinea and three from Chad were implicated in the abuse.

The then French president, Francois Hollande, promised to show no mercy if the allegations were confirmed.

The French soldiers were not operating under UN command at the time.

A later UN mission was accused of widespread misconduct.

ECPAT, an organisation that campaigns against the sexual exploitation of children, told Reuters it did not rule out the possibility of appealing the magistrates’ decision, an option that was supported by some Bangui residents.

“The victims are still young boys and girls who are living with the after-effects,” said Anne Gaelle Mandjou, 31. “(The soldiers) must be judged.

“The lawyers must appeal this decision in the name of the victims.”


8 Year-Old Raped, Murdered In Pakistan

Zainab, an 8-year-old girl, was abducted, brutally raped and murdered in Kasur, Pakistan.

Her body was found several days after her disappearance at a garbage pile near Shahbaz Road on Tuesday, January 9. According to the initial postmortem report, the minor was strangled to death after being raped multiple times.

Zainab had gone to a religious tuition centre near her house in the Road Kot area last Thursday, January 4th, from where she is believed to have been abducted. Her parents had been in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah (the lesser pilgrimage), according to her family, and she had been living with a maternal aunt.

Soon after her abduction, her panicked family had received footage showing her walking with a stranger near Peerowala Road.

On Tuesday, a police constable deputed to trace the girl, recovered her body from a heap of trash near the Shahbaz Khan Road. Police said the girl seemed to have been killed four or five days earlier.

A first information report had been registered against the disappearance of the girl on Jan 5, with the victim’s paternal uncle as the complainant in the case. Murder charges were added to the FIR on Jan 9, after the victim’s body was recovered.

Zainab’s parents returned from their pilgrimage on Wednesday. As reporters surrounded them outside Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport, her grieving mother said:

“I have nothing to say, I just want justice for my daughter.”

Police said DNA samples from the victim’s body have been dispatched for forensic testing. Police have dubbed the murder a serial killing, but are not ruling out rape. Further information will be available once an autopsy report is issued.


Somaliland Passes First Law Against Rape

Somaliland has passed its first law against rape, in a bid to reduce the violence against women.

Before this new law to liberate women, rape was not considered a criminal offence and perpetrators did not face any penalty.

Instead, victims’ families are paid off or they are forced to marry their rapists to avoid public shame.

The new law will punish rapists with up to 30 years imprisonment.

Ayan Mahamoud, Somaliland’s representative in Britain, said the law passed by the lower house of parliament on Monday still needed approval from the more conservative upper house.

“The bill had been languishing for some years and the newly elected government, which is very serious about tackling violence against women, saw it as a priority to bring it before parliament,” Mahamoud told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

“It is however possible that it will face resistance when it comes before the House of Elders in the coming weeks, as members in the upper house tend to be more traditional.”

Somaliland, with a population of about four million, declared independence from Somalia in 1991 following a bloody civil war, but is not internationally recognised as a country.

Mahamoud said President Musa Abdi’s government, which came to power in November, was shocked by reports of gang rape and wanted to take action against it. He refuted claims the move was part of a strategy to show Somaliland as a functioning democracy with the aim of gaining recognition on the global stage.

The UN hailed the law as a milestone, but said much more needed to be done.

“Once it is signed into law, there is need to develop the capacities of the national justice and security actors, non-state actors and service providers and to create awareness among the public,” said Fadumo Dayib, head of UN Women in Somalia.

“Every woman and girl has the right to live her life without the threat and fear of violence.

“This law will make a substantial contribution in curtailing sexual violence against women and girls.”


334 Rape Cases Recorded In Kano

The Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Magaji Majiya of the Kano State Police Command on Friday disclosed while speaking to newsmen in the state that it recorded 334 cases of rape and other sexual offences in the state from January to date.

”Five Hundred and Forty Seven cases of rape and other sexual offences were reported in 2016 while 334 cases were received in 2017, indicating a major reduction in committing crimes in the state,” he said.

According to him, the command had recorded 601 major crimes, recovered 35 stolen vehicles and recovered N744.6 million properties in the period under review.

Majiya noted that the rate of crime had drastically gone down in the year under review considering the adequate security arrangements strategically deployed in the State and the number of criminals arrested with the synergy of the public and stakeholders involved.

He said 52 kidnapped victims were rescued and reunited with their respective families, adding that 73 different types of local arms and 273 live ammunitions were recovered from suspects.

“In the year 2016 the command witnessed 72 cases of armed robbery with 117 suspects arrested, while for the current year (2017), only 35 cases of robbery were reported and 76 suspects arrested”, he said.

According to him, the command had successfully arrested 497 members of different gangs of Yandaba (miscreants) in collaboration with traditional rulers and other security agencies.

“Eighty nine of the group had surrendered and renounced the perpetration of the heinous crime in addition to counseling and monitoring their conduct, for them to become responsible members of the society,” Majiya said.


Soccer Star Bags 9 Years Jail Term Over Alleged Gang-Rape

Former Manchester City star, Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for rape.
The ex-Brazil international, alongside five others, were convicted in Italy this evening for the gang-rape of a 22-year-old Albanian woman.

The now 33-year-old was found guilty of the offence which was committed in a Milanese disco in 2013, while he was on the books at AC Milan.

The Atletico Mineiro forward could still appeal the guilty verdict, which would put off any jail time until the appeal avenues are exhausted.

Robinho released a statement on his Instagram page stating that he had “already defended himself against the accusations, affirming that he did not participate in the episode” and that “all legal measures are being taken”

Police Remain Mute As Nigerians Demand Arrest Of Man Who Released A ‘How To Rape’ Video On Facebook

Donatus Enyeobi a Nigerian man is on the run after he gave a lecture on how to rape women. This Facebook video went viral almost immediately drawing the ire of Nigerians and anti-rape advocates. Enyeobi’s action of teaching men interested in raping ladies shocked the social media space, especially the part where he admitted that his method has aided him in successfully raping several girls.



In the Facebook post, he wrote: “Well, for the guys that are interested, before you rape, make sure you punch her neck first so she can be unconscious. Then it will be easy to get into her pants. I am posting out of experience. Take it or leave it.” It was not surprising that it went viral with the general consensus being that he be found and brought to justice. When initially confronted, he showed no remorse about the post or even the fact that he admitted to have raped several girls using that method.



One of the appalled followers had tried to engage him to pull down the post as it would cause more damage and breed potential rapists in a society already riddled with several unsolved rape cases. In a chat between the duo, he was told that the post would put him into trouble but he rudely told the adviser to “go and sleep” as no one knows his whereabouts, therefore cannot be found.



Several Nigerians took to different social media platforms to condemn his post and call for his arrest. Lifestyle coach, Laila Mathew St.Daniel, who was among those calling for his arrest, said: “This young man’s post points to him as being a serial rapist. He must be located.” Also, anti-rape advocate, Esther Ijewere, said: “Please, let’s fish him out, it’s obvious this one is not only a rapist but a beast. Please help with details about him.”



In his hot pursuit, the Stand To End Rape initiative, a non-governmental organisation, tracked Enyeobi to his workplace. When his post went viral, the group took up the manhunt and put the power of social media to test by asking people to help identify his location so that he is brought to book. When all hope seemed lost, their search yielded results yesterday when some people helped tracked him to his work place. With the help of several Nigerians who provided pointers, he was traced and located to his workplace where his employers, DEPASA Marine International Nigeria, confirmed that he was on the run.



Giving an update on the matter, the NGO said: “We met with his employers and they confirmed he is presently on the run. We will meet again later this week to discuss further options.”



Meanwhile, amidst all this tension, the Lagos State Police Command is silent on the issue as they are yet to declare him wanted. Facebook seem to be silent or unaware of the issue too.