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N1.5bn rape lawsuit: D’banj pledge giveaway

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Popular Nigerian singer, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, better known as D’banj, has promised to have a giveaway for the ‘real victims’ of rape from the N1.5billion he is demanding as damages from his accuser.

The Koko master who has maintained his innocence in the rape allegation brought against him by a woman named Seyitan Babatayo, sued her through his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, a human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

The 40-year-old said this on Saturday in reply to a fan with Twitter username, @EkehWest, who asked him to give his fans a share of the money when he gets it.

“Promise us also that you will do a giveaway from that 1.5b,” he tweeted.

D’banj replied, “Of course I will, for the real victims of rape and the helpless. @kikimordi@AyodejiOsowobi.”


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Introduce Castration – Afe Babalola suggest over increased rape cases

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Legal luminary and founder of Afe Babalola University, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), on Wednesday condemned the rising spate of rape cases, and called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on rape matters.

The elder statesman, in a statement by his Media Coordinator, Tunde Olofintila, in Ado-Ekiti, also recommended an amendment to the laws relating to rape, such that rapists would not be imprisoned only, but castrated to serve as deterrent to others.

Justifying Babalola’s position, the statement said that the society was worried by the prevalence of rape, emphasising that castrating perpetrators of rape could not be said to be too much.

It asserted that such punishment had become necessary bearing in mind the physical, psychological and emotional pains rapists inflicted on their victims and families.

The statement recalled the case of 22-year-old Vera Omozuwa, a 100 Level student of University of Benin, and that of 19-year-old Barakat Bello, a student of the Institute of Agriculture, Research and Training, Ibadan who were raped and murdered.

It noted that the society could not afford to fold its arms without drastic actions.

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“The prevalence of rape cases is not only alarming, but worrisome. It is worrisome in the sense that it is inconceivable that a male could forcefully rape someone and goes further to kill her.

“Today, we have cases where fathers rape their daughters which, to me, is abnormal. We have young men raping young girls and killing them, why?

“Every concerned Nigerian is worried by the problem. You can imagine your daughter going to school and she is gang-raped. This is totally unacceptable and we should rise with one voice to fight the menace.

”In my days, when I was young, rape was unknown. There were no super rich people but there was no poverty. To me, poverty is one reasons why people rape.

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“An unemployed person, who is also poor, will find it difficult to have a lady friend or wife and when he has desire and there is no means, he can be pushed to raping a lady,” the statement quoted Babalola as explaining.

It also blamed the frequent cases of rape and murder on use of hard drugs, stressing that anyone on drugs could not be presumed normal, which might have been responsible for some fathers raping their own children.

The statement frowned at some herbalists who would assure people that making use of women’s under wears or cutting parts of a lady’s genitals could make them rich.

It stressed that society would only recover from the scourge of rape through constant vigilance, observance of religious tenets of love, provision of employment and avoidance of drugs.


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Update: Dr. Funmilayo respond to Dr. bola Aseyan’s rape allegation

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UK-based Nigerian medical doctor, Dr Funmilayo Harvey was accused of rape by another doctor Dr Bola Aseyan, has responded to the allegation.

In a post he just made on Twitter, the doctor stated that they met on Twitter in 2019 and despite never setting eyes on each other, the relationship was never stable.

Dr Funmilayo responds to rape allegation – We had sex twice

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Dr. Funmilayo Rape Allegation: Dr. Bola Aseyan drops more Fact

He further revealed that Bola, who is a practicing doctor in Nigeria, and not the UK, insisted on coming to the UK to visit, for reasons best known to her, as her Visa was initially not granted.

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According to him, they had consensual sex, twice. The 1st being after they were both drunk, only for her to tell him the next day she didn’t give her consent to the sex they had.

He then mentioned that he specifically asked her if she was insinuating he sexually abused her and she replied saying NO.

In his rebuttal, Harvey wrote on how he accommodated Bola for 4 months in his apartment despite the duo not being in talking terms, and his only crime was him not allowing her into his heart.


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Dr. Funmilayo Rape Allegation: Dr. Bola Aseyan drops more Fact

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Doctor Bola Aseyan, the lady who accused popular UK-based Nigerian doctor, Dr. Harvey Funmilayo of rape has revealed more details about her stay with him in the UK.

Earlier today, Bola Aseyan called out Dr Harvey, for sexually and emotionally abusing her.

According to her, the Twitter influencer sexually and emotionally abused her for so long but she hid it to protect her and also his profession.

She however disclosed that she couldn’t bear the pains and trauma any longer and had to come out to tell her story.

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Read her initial post:

A woman can only tolerate so much abuse from a man. A completely different persona online, and a truly horrible man in person, an abuser to say the least, both sexually and emotionally. A human can only tolerate so much!

I have proof all these madness. And God in heaven knows I dread the negative type of attention but people deserve to know what a horrible human being this man is!!!! Horribly terrible!!!!

Now you are calling people to call me and speak to me ba?!!! You are calling frantically. When you were sexually and emotionally abusing, you didn’t know it would resort to this. Because Bola doesn’t air dirty laundry, Bola is private, you think I’m stupid??!

Your fav influencer has sexually and emotionally abused me for so long, and I’ve been hiding it. I didn’t want to say anything because I DESPERATELY didn’t want to be in the news for anything bad here. I kept telling myself it would be over soon. I cannot take it anymore!

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Everyone is telling me to consider his profession and not say anything, i shouldn’t say anything. How about how I feel? Everytime. I’m tired. I haven’t done a thing to deserve this. I have lodged a formal complaint with the police today! I cannot and will not take this anymore!

We are both doctors. Both of us. And I’ve been too nice just because I thought it would end soon. You bully me everytime. You know I hate social media issues and you have a lot of followers so it’s okay to do all these to me ba? Right!!

I didn’t press charges, only because you would lose your license to practise, and I cannot bear to carry that much guilt in my heart. Even with everything that you’ve done, I’m still not a mean spirited person. I leave you to God to judge you, and my head will judge you!!!

I am irritated to say the least at those who think my life occurrence is a gist that’s waiting to happen. You think I’m tweeting with eagerness and happiness. You think I want to be in this position or it’s a joke. I am hurting.I am sad and I’ve never thought it’ll resort to this

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I use God to beg our fellow medical doctors in my DM asking me not to tweet or let it go. Please and please, they won’t abuse your children. Pls don’t give me unsolicited advise. I didn’t press charges even though the cops here in the UK asked me to, don’t push it.

Your favorite online influencer also a medical doctor in the UK who always has an opinion on every topic on Twitter, he is morally upright on the Internet, yet does the exact opposite of what he preaches online, preaching against rape and doing the exact opposite in person.

I’m not the victim in this case thankfully!!! The women who went through same in the hands of this doctor and didn’t have the courage to come out. Those are the real victims. Undermining my privacy for gullibility was his first mistake.

Online Bullies are the reason a lot of people do not narrate their ordeals in the hands of their so called favorite influencers.They have 150K+ followers,the fear of taking their supporters on dissuades people from coming forward. I have filed a complaint legally and done my part

Dr FUNMILAYO is the accused!

As expected, social media users questioned her further on the accusation, hoping to get enough facts before the doctor is given a ‘social media trial’ just as the case is with many issues of rape brought on the platform.

In a new post she made this evening, Bola Aseyan opened up further on her stay in the UK, giving specific details on how he invited her to the UK.

She wrote:

FACTS!!!

  1. Absolutely None of the pictures or videos of me in the UK were taken by Dr Funmilayo 2. I PAID 100000% for my VISA FEE and FLIGHT TICKETS To and Fro. (NB: with MY money)
  2. Due to our previous relationship, he sent an invitation letter to me and my TRIP was meant to be a 3 week Trip with a flexible return ticket. Unfortunately, the lockdown was enforced.
  3. During the abuse, the Air BnB’s contacted were not accepting bookings and movement was restricted within the UK. 5. I was never a Financial Burden while cohabiting.

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Girl of 6 found dead in Mosque after allege rape.

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A 6-year-old girl has been found dead inside a mosque located at New Road, Kurmi Mashi by Nnamdi Azikiwe bypass, Kaduna North local government area of Kaduna State.

The young girl is believed to have been raped to death by yet-to-be-identified persons.

Confirming the sad incident, the Spokesperson of the Kaduna state police command, ASP Muhammed Jalige, said the body was discovered on Friday, June 26, 2020.

ASP Muhammed Jalige said the community members called men of the Kurmi Mashi police division to make a report after seeing the dead body at about 3.20pm which is close to the time they were supposed to converge for their Friday prayers.

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Jalige said no arrest has been made but that the police is investigating the matter. He said;

“Though no arrest has been made in connection to the crime, but police detectives attached to Kurmi Mashi division of the Command have launched an investigation to unravel the misery.

Yes, the case was reported at Kurmi Mashi division on Friday. Our men in that division received a call from the people in the community in Kurmi Mashi that they saw a dead body lying in the mosque. With the lockdown, they have not been opening mosques except for Friday prayers. They discovered the dead body around 3:20 pm close to prayer time.

An investigation into the matter has commenced. No arrest made so far. But police detectives attached to Kurmi Mashi are seriously on the issue.”


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CSO frowns at posting videos, photos of rape victims

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The Women’s Voice Leadership (WVL), a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) in Bauchi State, has appealed to the media anc individuals to stop posting graphic images and videos of rape victims.


In a statement issued on Saturday in Bauchi by Mrs Comfort Attah, a representative of WVL, the group said reporting incidents of rape should be productive, nurturing, not a report of salacious details.

“Media reports that are thoughtful and that do not expose those who have had horrible experiences to further trauma.

“You must support survivors and honour their confidentiality by refusing to play into the media desire for details,” she urged.

Also, Legal practitioner, others urge support for rape victims.

Attah also urged the media to avoid the use of graphics or videos of rape victims because they are often subjected to scrutiny and in some cases to mistreatment.

“Images that try to recreate the scene, or show a distraught woman whose world has seemingly fallen apart or use of colours like red and black that suggest blood and something sinister, can hold up the process of recovery.

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“Imagine what the rape survivor feels when she sees illustrations like these, you are recreating the horror,” she said.

According to her, CSOs including ASHHF, RAHAMA and FOMWAN have watched with concern the increased cases of rape and gender based violence towards women in the state.

She said that the WVL has recorded several cases of rape that were yet to be taken to court because there was no punishable law for perpetrators and stigma that was associated with it.

Attah said that the CSO had paid advocacy visits to the state commissioner of police, as well as traditional and religious leaders on the need to curb violence against girls, young persons and women.


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Father lay with Daughter of 3 in Ibadan

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Social media user, Karimot Odebode recounted how a father allegedly raped his 3 year old daughter in Ibadan and how her mother is crying out for justice for her child.

According to Karimot, the father raped his daughter at least two times before her mother knew that was what he had done to her the first time. The little girl’s mother is now reportedly being threatened by her family and husband and she currently has no safe place to stay.

Three year old girl allegedly raped by her father in Ibadan

She wrote;

A 3years old girl was raped by her own father here in Ibadan.

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The mother first noticed on June 4, 2020 when she left the girl with her father in the room. When she came back into the room, she noticed the sleeping girl’s trouser was down and there was a funny smell.

Immediately, she entered the room. The man left the room and didn’t reply her questions. Since June 4, she became conscious of her children and devised a plan with her younger sister who stays in the house with them.

The plan was if she wasn’t around, the children must be in the sister’s room with the door locked from inside. This, they have been doing as they live in a two bedroom apartment. Unfortunately, few days after, the woman was out for few minutes.

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The younger sister had left her own room to use the bathroom without telling the children to lock the door from inside the room. When the sister entered, she noticed the 3years old girl wasn’t in the room but came in from the parent’s bedroom where the father was. When the mother came in, the sister told her what happened within the few minutes she was out.

The mother checked the girl and what she saw shocked her (I was moved to tears when I saw the pictures). The 3 years old girl’s vagina was red and wide, and this same funny smell was there. The woman was distraught and started crying. Immediately she called an older aunt who is a matron at an hospital in Calabar.

Her response was shocking, she told the woman to keep mute about it as every family has their own problem. However, she could not. She immediately went ahead to the Civil Defence office here in Ibadan where she reported on June 17.

They arrested the husband but he was released on June 23 despite us telling them not to release him on the ground that the safety of the woman and her children was at risk. The woman had earlier left the house with her two children and her sister to hide in her cousin’s house to the discomfort of the children who are not used to this kind of lifestyle. (6 people in a room).

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When we got to the Civil Defence office on Monday right before they released the man. They promised they were going to invite him to their office back on Wednesday but it’s quite unfortunate that they’ve not been responsive on that.

A medical examination has been done on this young girl by a state hospital here in Ibadan. During a not so intensive therapy, the girl who has a slight speech defect said “daddy put his popo here (signaling her vagina). The hospital gave her antibiotics and some other drugs.

Now, to the issue. Since this happened, this woman have been receiving various calls from family members who have been telling her to keep shut and come to the Village. Some even told her it is a norm for a father to sleep with his daughter in Calabar (which is a blatant lie).

The most shocking development this afternoon is that of her own mother. The woman pestered her that she wanted to see her and the children. The mother travelled from Cross River to Ibadan yesterday and insisted on knowing where they were putting up at the moment

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Unfortunately, this afternoon the mother herself started a propaganda that she checked her grand daughter and there was opening but it wasn’t a fresh one and insinuated that it most probably be from school. The mother took it upon herself to tell her to desist from getting justice for her daughter as she will be the one to be jailed.

They’ve been pestering this woman to come to the village with her two children and told her cousin to throw her out of her house.(the cousin refused) All this woman wants is justice for her little girl but it seems every force including family are set to break her. She is currently in confusion and trying as much as possible to be strong.

Scratch that, she is strong. When I held her, I saw a woman who is ready to defy “love” and society for justice for her daughter. She said that is what she owe her daughter and any other young girls out there.

But it’s quite unfortunate that her family are more concerned in her returning to her paedophilie rapist husband who she has been married to for 7 years. This man works in a reputable company here and has many people pulling their weight behind him.

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The system isn’t helping too.

Please,this is a distress call! @StandtoEndRape

This woman needs justice and every kind of support she can get for her child.

We have filed a report with evidences. And a medical examination has been done.

@segalink

Update: I just finished speaking with her and her cousin. They said between the space of 30 minutes, so many threatening calls have been made to them. Please, she needs a place to put up for their safety as her mother knows their whereabout


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Justin Bieber feud – take legal actions against ladies who accused him of Rape

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Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Bieber has taken legal actions against two women who accused him of rape on Twitter.

According to the women, identified as Danielle and Kadi, they were sexually assaulted in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Danielle on the 20th of June had tweeted that the singer molested her on March 9, 2014, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas.

Danielle added that she met Bieber while attending an event in Texas and claimed that she and her friends were invited back to the pop star’s hotel where she was raped.

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Kadi, on the other hand, claimed the singer assaulted her at the Langham Hotel in NYC around 2:30 AM on the morning of May 5, 2015.

However, the two women are now faced with a $20million defamation lawsuit, $10 million for each story.

In legal documents obtained by Media, Bieber stated that he has ‘indisputable documentary evidence’ to prove the sexual assault claims are ‘outrageous and fabricated lies.’

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The Singer claims the tweets by Danielle and Kadi are ‘malicious’ in that they appear to be a coordinated effort to tarnish his reputation.

Regarding Danielle’s accusation, the court documents stated that Bieber never had a room at the hotel but was instead staying at a nearby rental property with his then-girlfriend Selena Gomez.

On the other hand, Bieber stated that Kadi was a superfan who waited outside hotels for him, desperate to meet him, and desperate for fame.

Bieber claims Kadi has never met him and said she even admitted to such in her own tweets after the date she now claims he sexually assaulted her.

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As for the May 5, 2015 allegation, Bieber said Kadi fabricated it because she knew he attended the Met Gala.

Bieber said he did attend the event, but went to a private after-party afterward where he stayed until almost 4 am, then hit up a hot dog stand.

Bieber claims there is photographic evidence and several witnesses to this and he calls the 2:30 AM allegation made by Kadi an “impossibility – a poor, but a damaging, fabrication.”

In the legal document, according to source, Bieber thinks the two social media account may, in fact, be run by the same person.


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Why Dbanj was accused of Rape | New Report

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As the rape allegation against Nigerian singer Dbanj continues to gain more attention since the intervention of the Police, new reports have emerged on why the singer was accused of the alleged rape.

According to Investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, Dbanj’s former manager, Frank Amudo allegedly set the girl up with the singer, with the alleged plan to extort him over his new endorsement deal with Heritage Bank.

NRM also reported that Frank was a known pimp for celebrities during major concerts and he was behind the accuser, Seyitan’s Twitter handle and made it appear as if Dbanj and his team hijacked the handle.


Read full reports below:


@seyitannn_ you are a LIAR young lady! I don’t represent @iamdbanj nor take sides. I defend media freedom and in my opinion you should confess because you have DEFAMED the musician and his family. I will now expose the facts on #Kemitalksrape YOU make it hard for victims.

@seyitannn_you did NOT tweet these allegations. Your friend who tweeted them for you on instructions of Frank Amudo, DBanj’s FIRED mgr. She contacted me. This is extremely fraudulent as you presented yourself as a RAPE VICTIM. @PoliceNGtake note. Those tweets now deleted!

@seyitannn_Just like @timidakoloyou used useless INUENDOS to get attention of an alleged rapist. Your tweet handler now ex pal turned the handle into a charade. You gave sympathizers the impression that DBanj’s team “hijacked” your handle. No evidence from @TwitterSupport

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Dr. Kemi Olunloyo
@KemiOlunloyo
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Replying to @KemiOlunloyo
@seyitannn_ you did NOT tweet these allegations. Your friend who tweeted them for you on instructions of Frank Amudo, DBanj’s FIRED mgr. She contacted me. This is extremely fraudulent as you presented yourself as a RAPE VICTIM. @PoliceNG take note. Those tweets now deleted!

Dr. Kemi Olunloyo
@KemiOlunloyo
@seyitannn_ Just like @timidakolo you used useless INUENDOS to get attention of an alleged rapist. Your tweet handler now ex pal turned the handle into a charade. You gave sympathizers the impression that DBanj’s team “hijacked” your handle. No evidence from @TwitterSupport

@seyitannn_attended the police invitation last week on allegations of being raped and Frank Amudo’s lawyer reportedly present with her. However Frank was not present and is reportedly in hiding as the plan has collapsed. He is a close associate of DBanj and former manager.
@seyitannn_came up because Frank Amudo wanted to seize the opportunity to extort money from @iamdbanjahead of his @heritagebankplcdeal and 40th birthday which is straight up wicked! DBanj contributed so much to his life as his Mgr

Conclusion: @iamdbanj was very kind and loyal to his former manager and even paid millions of naira for Frank Amudo’s wife’s fertility treatment when she was trying to have a child. It shocked Oyebanjo to find out why Frank wanted to use the issue of rape to DESTROY HIM

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Conclusion: Many top music artists and an Abuja CEO that I interviewed said the Culture of hooking up groupies before and after concerts was Frank Amudo’s job and he always “organized girls” for DBanj and “did it well” One artist said Frank was literally “A pimp”

A popular human rights Activist who I personally know and spoke to AND WILL NOT MENTION the name who @seyitannn_said will “package” her story and fight for her backed out of her case DENYING such promise. The Activist reportedly noticed holes in her story and claim @PoliceNG

Finally @PoliceNG should invite Frank Amudo, DBanj’s former manager to come and tell his side of the story as it pertains to this alleged rape. He is said to be in HIDING. @seyitannn_’s mum attempted to reach out to DBanj to APOLOGISE but she was DENIED ACCESS! Family not happy

I’m done with the SECOND part of my Investigation for now. @iamdbanjsuspended from his @heritagebankplcC.R.E.A.M platform deal and also facing removal as a United Nations Youth ambassador. Up to 25,000 people have signed a “false” accusations petition. More soon.#kemiolunloyo


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Rape Allegations: Dbanj blast accusers | Details.

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Popular Nigerian Singer, D’banj, who has faced heavy backlash he received from social media following the messy scandal that ensued after he was accused of rape by a lady identified as Seyitan, has reacted to the news.

Recall on the 3rd of June, 2020, Seyitan shared details of being raped by D’banj on Twitter

The singer denied the allegation a week later, tagged it ”lies from the pit of hell” and said he’d be seeking justice by taking legal steps.

However, some days later, some policemen allegedly acting on the instruction of the singer detained Seyitan for over 24 hours.

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After this, Seyitan deleted all chats, social media posts and retracted her former statement. This elicited a wide range of criticism on social media with D’Banj trending on social media for about three days.

Reacting to the backlash, he has now shared a video on his IG page with a caption that reads ;

Innocent until proven guilty…., STOP SOCIAL MEDIA TRIAL 🏛🏛🏛⚖️⚖️⚖️ #SAY NO TO RAPE AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION


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Police nab 2 after 15 years old Gang Rape.

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The Police Command in Ebonyi said on Saturday that it had arrested two teenage boys aged 15 and 14 years for allegedly gang-raping a 15-year-old girl.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Loveth Odah, told newsmen in Abakaliki that the suspects had confessed to the crime.

Odah said that the incident happened at Nkelegu Ishieke community in Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

She said that the police division at Ishieke arrested the suspects who allegedly defiled the victim in her father’s house as he was away for his daily business.

The police spokesperson disclosed that the suspects, though minors, would be remanded at the juvenile welfare home, if found guilty by the court.

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“The only thing that can make children of these age to indulge in such an act is cultism and drugs.

“Fidelis Nwoye in the company of his daughter came to the station and reported that both suspects went to his house while he was at his shop, tore his daughter’s clothes and raped her.

“Though they are minors they will be charged to court as soon as we are done with the doctor’s report,” Odah said.

She noted that there had been an increase in cases of rape in the country in recent times which had led to mass protest and a call for seperate court to prosecute rape suspects.


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Rape: N45M worth Dbanj’s deal with Heritage bank suspended

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D’banj N45million endorsement deal with Heritage Bank has reportedly been suspended.

On hiD’banj 40th birthday it was announced that he signed the mouth watering deal with Heritage bank which was days after the singer was accused by Seyitan of rape in 2018.

Dbanj N45million endorsement deal with Heritage Bank allegedly suspended

Recent reports and words on social media claims D’Banj deal with Heritage bank was suspended until he clears his name in the rape case.

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TV host, Vimbai Mutinhiri – Ekpenyong, shared screenshot of a chat revealing the suspension with caption;

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. – Desmond Tutu.
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We have to allow the wheels of justice to turn, but until then we have to stand in alliance with the process of justice because we don’t know which one of us may need the credibility of that process to fight for us tomorrow. .

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Thank you to this organization for choosing to let things play out.

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However,social media users have taken to their pages to react to the news. See some reactions below.

Heritage bank cutting ties with Dbanj should teach you a lesson that some people don’t really care about you, they are just sticking with you cos they benefit from you and once they sense that things are not going well for you, they will jump bus.. #DbanjSuspended – @VieArr

Rape is a sensitive and horrible issue. Nobody wants anything to do with it. He should clear his name and be welcomed back; that’s if he’s innocent. – @MyRoughDiamond

To what end? What if he didn’t rape her? It’s very bad the when people just create a thread out if a selfish interest. Remember Public investigation does not justify claims. At least you have gotten what you wanted now everybody would rest. – @BillonChidera


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Uwaila’s Rape: More story on being pregnant for Pastor emerge

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It has been established by the Edo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof Yinka Omorogbe, that Uwaila Omozuwa who was raped and murdered in Benin was nor pregnant.

A report had surfaced which stated that Omozuwa was killed by a man who was hired by the pastor of the church where she was found in a pool of her own blood.

The report added that the suspect confessed that he killed her on the orders of the pastor of the church who didn’t want the public to know that Omozuwa was pregnant for him.

In reaction to the report, Omorogbe described it as false because Omozuwa was a virgin as revealed by an autopsy which also showed that she was never pregnant.

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The justice commissioner said, “We were all terribly shocked to see what happened to Uwa. It was terrible; it was a brutal experience.

“We were further shocked by some of the different things we saw all over the place, particularly on social media, and that is why it is important we come here.

“For example, we saw a terrible lie being peddled on social media, not regular press, that Uwa was impregnated by her pastor. That has been refuted, though it caused serious anguish to the family members. It’s a terrible story.

“Though one cannot talk at this point, but from the autopsy done on Uwa, it was clearly established that not only was she not pregnant, she was a virgin, so, how boyfriend and pregnancy came in, only God knows.”


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Police arrest Lagos Lady who accuse Dbanj of Rape

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Reports has it that the Nigerian police have arrested Seyitan Babatayo, who accused singer, D’banj, of molesting her at Glee hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos, in 2018. Seyitan’s lawyer, Ojoge, Omileye, confirmed her arrest in an interview on Tuesday, June 16th, in Lagos.

In his words “They arrested Seyitan this morning in Lagos. They arrested our client but somebody is already there to facilitate her release on bail. This matter is coming to Abuja by tomorrow; we are petitioning. The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) is taking up the petition tomorrow. That is all I can say about it for now,”

According to journalist, Kiki Mordi, Seyitan is has been detained in Sodipo police station, Ikeja, Lagos and hasn’t been granted access to friends, family or a lawyer.

Recall that Dbanj, through his lawyers, Mike Ozekhome Chambers, has asked Seyitan yo to pay N100 million as compensation for falsely accusing him of rape. In a letter signed by his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, and addressed to Seyitan’s lawyers, the singer demanded that his accuser pays the sum within 48 hours or risk legal action. Seyitan was also asked to write a letter of apology and retraction of her statements be written and published in four national dailies


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Rape: 799 suspects place under ‘Arrest’

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Incidents of rape and other gender-based violence have been around but have escalated during the COVID-19 lockdown.

This is according to the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, who gave an update on cases of sexual violence reported in parts of the country.

He made the remarks on Monday while briefing State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, addressing State House correspondents in Abuja on June 15, 2020.

The police boss revealed that between January and May, about 717 rape incidents were reported across the country.

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He stated that during the period, the police arrested about 799 suspects in connection with rape cases.

“The Nigeria Police, so far from January 2020 till May 2020, we have recorded about 717 rape incidents that are reported across the country, and about 799 suspects were so far arrested with 631 of them (the cases) conclusively investigated and charged to court and we have so far about 52 cases remaining that are under investigation,” the IGP told reporters.

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He added, “The police and other security agencies and other Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have been collaborating, to see to it that these cases of rape and gender-based violence are dealt with.”

Adamu described rape as a very wicked offence, stressing that it was wicked of anyone to engage in defilement.

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According to him, some commit the crime for ritual purposes and others do it because they have the urge to take advantage of their victims.

The police boss, therefore, called on the people to ensure rapists and other perpetrators of sexual violence do not go without being punished for their action.

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He said, “I will call on every Nigerian that comes across any victim of sexual offences, rape, or gender-based violence to quickly report to law enforcement agents because keeping it without reporting will give room for the perpetrators to continue to commit the offences.”

The IGP briefed reporters in company with the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, and the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.

Protest session against rape

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Storyline: Adeboye pledge to report rapists to God.

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Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer (GO) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has vowed that he and his prayer warriors will not rest in prayers until the perpetrators of rape are accorded stiffer penalty.

He declared during a live programme on DOVE TV, monitored in Ibadan on Sunday, that the issue of rape had become rampant in the society.

Adeboye described rape as bad and unbiblical that it could leave a permanent scar on the victim for the rest of her life.

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According to him, no pain can be compared to the pain of the parents whose daughter had been raped.

“Myself and prayer warriors will not rest in prayers until the perpetrators of this evil are brought to justice, not only in Nigeria but all over the world.

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“Everyone who has ever committed rape, particularly in Nigeria and the world, the all-knowing God will fish them.

“As much as I hate death sentence, I think every form of punishment that will be given to a rapist cannot be considered too severe.

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“Anyone, whoever thinks of raping someone again, the almighty God will stop them even before they do so and if they insist God will take them away.

“I am calling on every Christian all over the world to please join me in this prayer,” he said.

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Adeboye also urged the faithful never to embrace the spirit of ‘good enough’ because it could be an enemy of greatness.

He, therefore, urged those who had not surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ to do so.


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Another student raped, killed in Ibadan

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Rapists struck again in Sasa area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, killing another female student, Grace Oshiagwu, after molesting.

The 21-year old Grace was said to be a National Diploma (ND) I student of Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, Oyo State.

The incident occurred just two weeks after 18-year old Barakat Bello and 29-year old Azeezat Shomuyiwa were also murdered in Akinyele area of the city.

According to NobleReporters gatherings, Oshiagwu was raped and killed on Saturday at her parents’ residence around Idi Ori, Sasa.

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In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Olugbenga Fadeyi, the command said its teams had swung into action on the incident.

The newspaper which reported Fadeyi’s statement said he did not confirm that she was raped.

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“One Grace Oshiagwu ‘f’ aged 21 years was macheted on her head in a church mission building at Idi-ori Area Shasha off expressway by unknown assailant (s) on Saturday, June 13th about 3.00 pm.

“ Investigation has commenced into the matter and the Police tactical teams are on the trail of the assailant(s).

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“While efforts intensified, we want to continue to solicit for credible information from members of the communities around the area and the general public to unravel the misery behind these dastard killings”.

Fadeyi reportedly added that her corpse had been deposited at Adeoyo State Hospital Ring Road, Ibadan for autopsy.


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Top Story: Rapist took my virginity – Foluke Daramola spill

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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” initiative, a movement that seeks to curb rape and bring its perpetrators to book in Africa.

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She had earlier revealed that 75 percent of the perpetrators of the rape cases addressed by her NGO are religious leaders.

“75% of the cases I have on my table are from religious leaders, and a lot of time, we don’t get to the end of it, because when we start, the family would come and tell us we should leave the religious leader to God,” Daramola-Salako revealed.


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Uwaila’s Rape: Suspects reveal Pastor who paid them to kill her | Reveal Reason

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Following the investigation on the death of 22-year-old Uwa Omozuwa who was raped and killed by unknown men in side a Redeem christian church of God, RCCG in Benin, the suspect has allegedly confessed that her Pastor allegedly had her killed because she was allegedly pregnant and allegedly refused to abort it.

Recall with Noble Reporters Media that Uwaila Omozuwa was reported dead after she was forcefully raped and beaten inside the church.

The student was attacked with a fire extinguisher by unknown men on Wednesday, May 27.

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A family source said Uwaila died on Saturday midnight at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) where she was rushed to after the attack.

A journalist, Ayo Ademokoya gave an update hours ago saying:

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“The arrested suspect Mr Chibuzo confessed to DSS that, it was the RCCG pastor that paid them 1.5 million naira to kill the year one UNIBEN student.

According to our source, the pastor impregnated the girl and asked her to abort the baby, but the girl refused. So, the made arrangement for them to meet at their usual hangout spot which is the church, that was where the pastor set her up.

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He paid some hoodlums 1.5million and told them where to meet the girl. So, instead of seeing the pastor in the church, The girl met the hoodlums. After hitting her head with fire extinguisher, the hoodlums decided to have a taste of her before she died, so, they took their turns.

The pastor did that to cover his sins but it has backfired. Both the pastor and his wife are on the run because they planed dastardly act together!”


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Zoro petition Police over rape allegation against him

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Following the rape allegation levelled against him, rapper Owoh Chimaobi Chrismathner also known as Zoro has petitioned the Nigerian Police Force to carry out an investigation.

Zoro was accused by an Instagram handle @mystic_sweetness of raping her at his friend’s residence at Magodo on April 20, 2015.

Not satisfied with challenging the allegation in court, Zoro has proceeded to asking the police to investigate the issue.

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He wrote: ”Dear Fans,

Further to my last post, my team (legal and management) and I have reported the rape allegation levelled against me to the Nigeria Police.
I want to implore you my fans, friends and family to kindly disbelieve any lies from the unscrupulous lady while the Police continue their investigation on the matter.

I am more than certain that my innocence will vindicate me eventually.

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Finally, it is important to fight against false rape accusation. The implication of false accusation on the ‘falsely accused’ is grievous and causes mental, and psychological damages which can affect business and personal relationships. It will also deter rape victims from speaking up because of disbelief and stigma.

Thank you very much for all your calls, messages and well wishes during this period.”


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Pastor Arrested After Drugging, Raping 19-year-old.

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The Founder and General Overseer of Victory Revival Fasting and Prayer Ministry in Warri, Delta state, Bishop Elijah Orhonigbe, has been arrested and arraigned in court for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl, name withheld, within his church hall on Wednesday, May 20.

While taking the suspect to court, the commandant of the Warri Area Command, ACP Mohammed Garba, said the evidence so far collected has proven a case of rape. He said the clergyman invited the victim and her mum to church for deliverance, claiming that he saw a vision of the spirit of death hovering around their family. It was during the deliverance session that he allegedly drugged the victim and then raped her.

Garba said the clergyman went into hiding after he committed the crime but was arrested last Friday, June 5.

“She said the pastor had a dream that death is hovering in their house and for peace to reign, she should bring her daughter for prayers. And the woman took the lady to the church. I think what really happened is that the pastor drugged that lady and raped her. I personally took the lady to the hospital because she was in coma for two days.

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We looked for this pastor for the past two weeks. Later on, I used my detectives to trace where he hid. I got him arrested and I am charging him to Court now.

We have evidence to prove rape and we have established that this pastor has raped that girl. We have the pictures. We have examined her. I took her to the doctor. He has examined her private parts and we have everything to charge this man to Court” Garba said, NRM learnt

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He dismissed claims made by the clergyman that the police were asking him for bribe so they can drop the charges against him.

The victim on her part, said the clergyman had told her mum, Mrs Taye Edema who attends his church, to bring her for deliverance as he saw a vision that she slept with an internet fraudster, who cleaned her up with a handkerchief, with the intention to use her for ritual.

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The victim said it was during the deliverance session that the accused pastor gave her olive oil to drink and some to apply on her private part before asking her to strip naked and lie down on a mat in the church.

“He started making love to me from the back. That was all I could remember. There was sperm all over my body. I shouted. He even said I should come again. I want to be the last he will do this to,” she said

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The accused however denied the allegation, insisting he did not rape her

”She came to church on that fateful day, May 20. The mother brought her to the church for deliverance and I prayed for her in front of the altar in the presence of three persons. Immediately after the prayer, she left the church around 12. She came back 5 o’ clock with policemen and crowd saying ‘this is the man’. If not, I did not rape her,” he said

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Commenting on the incident, the state Commissioner for Police, CP Mohammed Hafiz Inuwa, said the law must be made to take its course on the matter.

“ It’s a case of rape in which the bishop drugged the girl in the pretext of deliverance, when he thereafter, raped her. All efforts to make the Police compromise on the case hit a brick wall because the law of this country is not a respecter of anyone. We remain resolute to be just in our investigation,” he said


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