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For the residents of Lugboji Oja community in Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State, they are still bewildered on will a man married to four wives would defy an innocent 12-year-old girl.

The suspect, identified as Joseph, a father of nine, is currently cooling off his feet with the police.

Joseph, who was nabbed after attempting to flee the local government area, was alleged to have forcefully had canal knowledge of the 12-year-old girl.

It was gathered that the suspected rapist hailed from the same Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross River State with the father of the victim.

According to one of the villagers who pleaded for anonymity, he narrated that, “Francis Joseph (aka Fat Joe) told the police he is just 30 years of age but he is in his 40s.”

“He is from the same local government area with the father of the girl, Mr Christopher Friday and they are farmers in the same village here in Ondo.

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“On Sunday’s evening, he lured the girl to his where she was raped and also warned her not to tell anybody except if she wanted to die.

“At around 3am on Monday, the girl started bleeding profusely. That was when she told her father all that happened.”

The villager added that the incident was subsequently reported by the girl’s family at the Enuowa Police Station, Ondo after she was rushed to the State Specialist Hospital, Ondo while the suspect was said to have ran away from the village.

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“She was treated and a medical confirmed it that she was truly raped.

“The man has ran away since that day before he was later apprehended at Oka motor park, Ondo town. He was caught with his luggage, which suggests that he was trying to escape.”

Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations officer, PPRO, Femi Joseph said the Commissioner of Police, Andie Undie, had directed that the case be transferred to the state’s Police Headquarters for further investigation.

“The suspect has been transferred to SIB Akure since that day he was apprehended for further investigation.”

Meanwhile, the girl has been taken to another hospital, Mother and Child Hospital, Ondo following her continuous bleeding.

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Source: Daily Post

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Looting spree in Osun, as hoodlums break into government, private property

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Hoodlums in Osun State on Saturday, went berserk moving round some communities been breaking into government and private property looting valuables.
The hoodlums were brandishing different types of weapons including guns, cutlasses, axes, and clubs scaring away residents while the looting lasted.
The looting spree which commenced around 8 am was witnessed in Osogbo, the state capital, Ikirun, Ede, Ilobu, and Iwo, where Local Government Secretariats and individuals homes were vandalised and looted.
Iwo, Olorunda, Irepodun local government Secretariats were vandalised and looted while there was no presence of security personnel, except for a few Military personnel, who were overwhelmed by the hoodlums.
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In Osogbo, the hoodlums having looted the Olorunda local government Secretariat headed to Tuns International Farms along Ikirun road where the offices were vandalised before heading to the of the Senate Spokesperson, Ajibola Basiri at the Government Reservation Area, Oke-Fia, vandalised the building and looted property within.
One of his aides who confirmed the incident, Adebayo Bello said the Senator’s wife, Habiba had to leave the building through the back door when the hoodlums arrived.
“It is unfortunate that the Senator’s wife, Habiba escaped from the house through the backdoor to avoid being attacked. The house was vandalised and many properties looted at the same time, the hoodlums perpetrated the looting for over an hour”, he said.
Also in Ikirun, the house of the lawmaker representing Ifelodun/Boripe/Odo-Otin Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Afolabi Rasheed was also looted and vandalised.
One of his aides, Oladimeji Safiu said the looted motorcycles and Generating sets were just delivered and meant for an empowerment scheme for the constituents.
“I just recently took delivery of 27 motorcycles and 17 generating sets meant for empowerment for the people of the constituency. Unfortunately, all of it was looted and in addition, the hoodlums looted the house and carted away dress belonging to the lawmaker and his wife, as well as chairs, dining table freezers, and shoes among many other personal belongings”, he said.
In Ilobu, Irepodun local government headquarters, houses of the former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Lasun Yusuf, the lawmaker representing Irepodun/Orolu state constituency at the House of Assembly, and that of the Council Chairman, Anthony Oyedeji were also looted.
Oyedeji, who confirmed the incident said he was informed of the impending attack and when he could not get help from the police, he had to evacuate his family from the house to avoid being killed.
He said the entire house was ransacked as even cooking and eating plates were looted.
“For me, I believe this is a coordinated, deliberate attack on APC members in and out of government. Since the wanton destruction and looting began, it was only targeted at APC members. Hon Lasun’s house was looted and many valuables carted away, the house of Chief Sola Akinwumi was vandalised and the APC Secretariat was also affected”, he said.
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Other places reportedly attacked by the hoodlums include Osun APC State Secretariat, Governor Oyetola Campaign , and the constituency office of the lawmaker representing Irepodun/Orolu/Osogbo/Olorunda federal constituency, Hon Bukola Oyewo all in Osogbo.
Also, the farm of Senator Adelere Oriolowo in Iwo and the house of Hon. Kamil Oyedele at Orolu was also attacked.
However, the state Government has re-imposed an indefinite 24-hour curfew on the state to tame the growing wanton destruction and looting of government and private property in the state.

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Hoodlums invade Ibadan senator’s residence, cart away 300 motorcycles

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Some hoodlums in Ibadan , the Oyo State capital, hiding under the # EndSARS protest , broke into the Oluyole Ibadan residence of the representative of the Oyo Central senatorial district in the National Assembly , Senator Teslim Folarin , located at Oluyole Estate , Ibadan , on Saturday .
It was gathered that the hoodlums shattered the entrance doors and windows of the politician carting away some of his personal effects worth millions of naira .
The serving Senator confirmed the incident on Fresh 105 .9 FM on Saturday during a telephone interview .
Folarin stated that no fewer than 300 motorcycles, deep freezers , and food items, which were meant for the empowerment of his constituents , were looted .
He said, “ I am relieved because no life was lost . ” He , however, did not confirm if the matter had been reported to the police or not.
When visited some youth who are loyal to the politician were seen around the property . They were unwilling to speak with our correspondent. However, some of them were seen threatening to deal with whoever dared to attack the residence againThe Police Public Relations Officer , Oyo State Command, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the incident during a telephone interview with our correspondent, said , “ The Divisional Police Officer , Oluyole , is fully aware of the development and the matter is being investigated.
“ We shall be able to give the detail on the circumstance surrounding the incident after the investigation has been concluded. ”

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