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School Bus Driver Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Defiling 5-year-old Pupil

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A school bus driver, Tony Akpan, have been sentenced to life imprisonment by an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court, for sexually assaulting a five-year-old pupil.

Presiding Judge, Justice Abiola Soladoye in her judgment, on Monday held that the prosecution had overwhelming evidence to back up their case.

The judge also sentenced Itoro Wilson, the school’s bus assistant, to two years imprisonment for assisting the convict to evade justice.

According to the judge, “There is an overwhelming evidence before the court. The testimony of the survivor is truthful and boldly narrated by her.

“The medical Doctor’s testimony also corroborated what she said.

“The first defendant is hereby found guilty as charged contrary to the provisions of Section 261 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State and is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment.

“The first defendant should have his name entered in the Sex Offenders Register of the Lagos State Government”, he held.

On the second defendant, the judge said that he ought to have spoken the truth but choosed to concede the truth and as such will be punished.

”The punishment meted out to this defendant will serve as deterrent to others out there.

“The second defendant is hereby sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for felony,” he said.

The judge also tasked Roy Mind Favour Filled School, Unilag Estate, Magodo Isheri where the survivor attended to recruit responsible staff.

“The school in question should recruit responsible staff. That Roy Mind Favour Filled school is not making a free service.

“Children are meant to be protected and not be subjected to any assault whatsoever,” the judge held.

NAN reports that five witnesses testified against the defendants at the trial.

The prosecution team, Mr Olusola Shoneye, Mrs Olufunke Adegoke and Ms Abimbola Abolade, said the convicts committed the offence on Oct. 20, 2017, on Magodo Road, Isheri, Lagos.

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Ritualists murder lady to make N200m in 7 days

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Ogun State Police Command has smashed a seven-man gang that specializes in selling human parts for rituals.

The State Police Commissioner, Abiodun Olamutu, revealed this on Thursday, saying that a human heart and two kegs filled with human bodies were parts of exhibits recovered from the suspects.

The men arrested included Moses Abidemi, Oluwo Monday, Prophet Peter Akiwunmi Ifatosin, Jamiu Yusuf, Sheriff Agbai and Osojieahen Alioneitoura.

Olamutu said the Divisional Police Office, Onipanu, received a report of a missing lady, Ms Sulaiimon Adijat on January 9 who was invited out on a date by one Adebayo Azeez.

“Despite frantic efforts to locate her whereabouts, her mobile phone has been switched off since the day she was reported missing.

“Consequently, the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the command was drafted to unravel the mystery behind her disappearance and a technical-based investigation was embarked on,” the CP said.

The police boss said investigation revealed that the suspects were involved in a money ritual known as ‘Oshole’ to produce N200m within seven days.

“Oluwo Monday charged the duo of Agbai and Alioneitouria N800,000 to prepare the materials for the ritual.

“Oluwo Monday, in furtherance of his criminal intention, later contacted one Peter, who was not new in the trade of human parts, to source for a lady between the age of 18 and 20 years,” he added.

According to him, Peter was to deliver the lady’s mutilated body parts, specifically the head, two breasts, vagina and two wrists that would be used for the ritual.

“However, on January 10, Sheriff and Osojieahen collected the ritual money from Oluwo and travelled back to their location in Edo State.

“Trouble started when Osojieahen used the ritual element as directed by Oluwo, and complained bitterly that it failed to yield the expected sum of 200 million in seven days.

“A search was conducted in the shrine of Moses on Feb. 3 and 10, where female handbags, two cement sacks containing human bones were recovered,” he said.

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Girl, 26 Arrested For Stabbing Man Friend To Death Over Sex Demand In Port Harcourt

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Twenty-six-year-old Sarah Nwankpo is currently held in the custody of the Rivers State Criminal Investigation Department for the alleged murder of her male friend, Igbodike Anthony, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The incident unfolded during an argument over their intimate relationship at Anthony’s residence in the Obiri-Ikwerre area.

Nwankpo confessed to stabbing Anthony during the disagreement, revealing that she had sneaked out from her boyfriend’s place to visit the deceased on December 22, 2023. A Senior Secondary School 3 drop-out, she had left her hometown in 2016, seeking better opportunities.

According to Nwankpo, she met Anthony in 2017 in Enugu, and despite being in a relationship with another man named Joe Ibanga in Port Harcourt, Anthony persistently invited her to visit. On the fateful day, she accepted his invitation, and after spending time together, Anthony allegedly proposed marriage and financial assistance. However, she changed her mind later that evening, leading to a heated argument and physical altercation.

As the confrontation escalated, Nwankpo dialed her boyfriend’s number for help, but he did not respond. In the midst of the fight, she grabbed a walking cane, realizing it had a detachable dagger attached. In self-defense, she stabbed Anthony when he charged at her. Her attempt to escape was thwarted by Anthony, who held onto her hair. The commotion alerted the building owner and his family, who raised the alarm, and the police were called.

While in police custody, family members of the deceased and his widow sought explanations for Anthony’s death. The Commissioner of Police, Rivers State, CP Olatunji Disu, emphasized the need for caution and restraint in relationships, emphasizing that violence can lead to devastating consequences. The investigation into the case is ongoing.

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SHOCKING: How syndicate lured minors for kidney harvest with fake job offer in Abuja

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Disturbing details have surfaced about an unscrupulous syndicate in Abuja, the federal capital territory, that preys on young boys aged 15 to 17, deceiving them with fake job offers and subsequently harvesting their kidneys. The Boy Child Advancement and Protection Foundation (BCAPF), a non-profit organization focused on empowering and safeguarding the future of young boys, brought this revelation to light.

During a meeting held on December 30, 2023, in Abuja, BCAPF aimed to draw attention to the illicit organ trading business and presented victims who shared their experiences of being duped by the syndicate into selling their kidneys for a fee.One victim, 16-year-old Oluwatobi Salaudeen, recounted how a friend introduced him to an agent who enticed him into the deal by promising a job. Upon reaching the supposed job venue, Salaudeen discovered a different reality. Deceived and manipulated, he unknowingly signed documents and was then taken to Alliance Hospital in Area 11, Abuja.In the hospital, Salaudeen observed numerous young boys in the operating theater. He underwent surgery, and his kidney was harvested. The victims were instructed to stay in a hotel using funds provided by the syndicate, allowing them to visit the hospital for treatment without their parents discovering the truth about the organ harvesting.While recovering in the hotel, Salaudeen received threatening calls, compelling him to leave Abuja immediately or face harm. Fearing for his life, he fled to Lagos, where his relatives discovered the abdominal scar, eventually leading to his father learning about the kidney harvest.Another victim, 17-year-old Yahaya Musa, shared his experience of confiding in a neighborhood friend about being out of school and unemployed. This friend introduced him to an organ trafficker who deceived him with the promise of monetary compensation.

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