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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.

“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.

“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.

 

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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Police arraigns notorious cultists over murder, arson, malicious damage in Osun

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Osun State Police Command on Wednesday arrainged some of the notorious ‘Apete Isagba’ cult members terrorising Ede town, before a Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo over alleged armed robbery and murder.

Five of the defendants, Serifu Kasali, Sefiu Alabi, Tirimisiyu Nureini, Taiwo Kareem and Mukaila’s Raji were alleged of killing two persons Omoniyi Olukunle and Tajudeen Lukman by shooting them with a gun in Ede contrary to section 319(1) of the state penal code.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Elisha Olusegun disclosed the five accused persons intended to kill Surajudeen Kareem and Yinusa Sherif by shooting them in the tummy contrary to section 320 of the state criminal law.

The accused persons were majorly in their 20s except 61 years old Raji Mukaila’s and a female teenager, Mariam Later, 19, who was arrainged for being a member of the cult and malicious damage.

The prosecutor also said the five male defendants set ablaze the property of one Quadri Adeleke including a television, a DVD player, a cable television decoder and household chairs, an offence contrary to section 451 of the state criminal law.

He added that the alleged cultist were involved in several armed robbery attack on different individuals in Ede, contrary to Section 1(1)(2)(a)(b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap RII Vol. 14 laws of Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

Elisha added that the defendants committed the offences between May 12 and 14 2020 in Ede, Osun state except malicious damage which was committed on May 18, 2020 at about 1pm in the same town.

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How teenage girl faked own death to avoid financial pressure from mother

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A teenage girl, Margaret Ikumu, 19, of Oni community in Oju Local Government Area of Benue, has faked her own death on social media to avoid financial pressure from her mother.
A statement signed by DSP Bala Elkana, the Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos State, made this known on Sunday.
Elkana said that Ikumu, through her Facebook account, reported to have died a few days ago and was secretly buried by her two friends, Marvelous Mary and Nneka Buddy, at Ajah area.
“The family of the fake deceased further stated that they were able to establish contact with the said friends who confirmed to them that their daughter is dead.
“To make them believe that the girl is dead, they sent WhatsApp chats to a member of the girl’s family with picture of a casket showing that the girl is buried.

“The family also got in touch with a man on phone who claimed to be her boyfriend. He corroborated the claim that she is dead,” he said.
Elkana said that the girl was eventually found by the Police to be alive and was working as a housemaid in an estate at Ajah.
“When her employer saw the of her purported death, they quickly informed the Police and she was brought to Ajah Police Station.
“In her statement, she (Ikumu) confessed to have created the Facebook account and posted her obituary with intent to keep her family away from her.
“She said that her mother was putting financial pressure on her by constantly demanding that she sends money to her,” he said.
Elkana said that the girl was apparently bitter with her mother and uncles over their inability to sponsor her education after the death of her father.
He said that Ikumu came to Lagos to work with a view to saving some money and returning to school.
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