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Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the on Media and Publicity, said that the administration would not give up on the safe return of Leah Sharibu, a student of Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary , Dapchi, who was abducted by the ISWAP faction of in February 2018.

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Shehu who disclosed this as he spoke to a group of journalists on Saturday in Abuja, said: “Instead of giving up, the government is carrying forward processes that should hopefully yield her release by her captors.”

PM News reports that the spokesman was giving a response to speculations on whether the abducted school girl had come under harm in the hands of her captors.

Speaking to reporters, he was emphatic as he stated that much of what was written about the girl in the press was fake news.

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“Lines of communications remain open with the kidnappers, ISWAP, to secure the release of Leah Sharibu.

“Contrary to false reports, she is alive – given assurances from our security agencies-, and the government is committed to her safe return, as well as all other hostages to their families.

“Kidnapping for ransom should never be encouraged. This means not capitulating to the demands of terrorists: refrain from rewarding their heinous crimes with payment.

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“With the abduction of loved family and friends, the government understands how difficult these times are for them, but government is pursuing many options to ensure the safe return of Leah Sharibu.

“We must commit to law and communication, using the breadth of strategies at our disposal: legal initiatives, stakeholder cooperation, involvement of all relevant parties and the use of the latest hostage negotiation techniques.

“Kidnapping for ransom is rising across the Sahel. We must – collectively – make sure we implement best practice to prevent its exploitation,” he said.

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The Presidential spokesman who assured that the administration is fully conscious on the issue as any mistake on the delicate issue could prove costly appealed that the public should exercise patience as results would soon manifest.

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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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Ogun: FUNAAB students flee as armed robbers visit hostels three times in a week

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Students of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) in Ogun Ogun State can no longer sleep with their two eyes closed over fears that they may be robbed overnight.

But the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Kolawole Salako, said the recent robbery incidents only took place in private hostels, which he said are far away from the main campus.

There have been cases of students of the federal university being robbed by unknown armed men.

DAILY POST gathered that the last robbery, which occurred on Thursday, was the third in seven days, with no arrest made by the police.

As reported, the armed robbers allegedly made away with five iPhone 11, six necklaces, some cash, four generator sets and other valuables.

The situation, it was learnt, has led to mass exodus of students from the affected hostels to safer houses within Obantoko and Osiele areas of Abeokuta, to prevent being robbed.

However, the Vice Chancellor said the management of FUNAAB and landlords of the affected private hostels were putting efforts in top gear to prevent a recurrence of robbery; adding that the police and other security agents were on top of the matter.

While speaking with newsmen on Monday, Salako debunked rumours that the robbery took place in any of the hostels within the premises of the university; saying that was “a lie orchestrated by some unscrupulous elements to cause mayhem and incite students against the management of the university.”

He also denied asking the students to sign an indemnity form to prevent them from protesting the incessant robbery incidents, as reported by an online medium.

Earlier, the management of FUNAAB had called on landlords and agents of the hostels off-campus to engage private security personnel individually or collectively, to ensure security of lives and properties of the students they accommodate as tenants.

The Vice Chancellor made the call when he led management and Students Union Executive on a visit to two private hostels robbed last week.

Salako noted with dismay that no security measure was provided by the landlords of the affected hostels, which he said are located far away in isolated places.

He, therefore, urged landlords of the buildings to employ security personnel to secure their hostels for the safety of the students.

He called on parents to regularly visit their children or wards so as to know the kind of environment they live in; saying “during my visit to the affected hostels, I found that they were isolated from other rented apartments. I wonder whether parents who care for their children will allow them to live in such a bushy and deserted area.”

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Court hears how Benue lecturer allegedly raped 13-year-old student to death

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A senior lecturer with the Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, Andrew Ogbuja has been arraigned before a State High Court in Makurdi.

He is accused of allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl, Ochanya Ogbanje to death.

Ogbuja’s arraignment came nearly a year after Ochanya’s death on October 17, 2018 from complications said to have resulted from her prolonged rape by him and his son, Victor, who is now at large.

The accused who was arraigned before Justice Augustine Ityonyiman of the State High Court 9, however, pleaded not guilty when the four-count charge bordering on rape and murder was read to him, according to the Nation.

The prosecuting lawyer, Mr. P. M. Ukande, Deputy Director, Public Prosecution, Benue State Ministry of Justice, consequently prayed the court to remand the accused and fix a date for proper trial having pleaded not guilty to all the charges preferred against him.

Counsel to the accused, Mr. Abel Onoja, did not oppose the application for trial and therefore urged the court to make an order to compel the prosecution to ensure that medical experts named in the suit are physically brought before the court to testify during commencement of full trial.

“My Lord, I have a motion which seeks to compel the prosecution to produce medical experts who have been mentioned in the proof of evidence to be put on notice as to their physical appearance in court, so that they can testify when the trial commences,” Onoja pleaded.

The prosecuting counsel vehemently opposed the application brought before the judge saying, “it was wrong and premature for the defence counsel to come up with such application, hence, full trial was yet to commence.”

The trial judge, Justice Augustine Ityonyiman, while agreeing with the prosecution, overruled the defendant’s application, saying that, “it is premature.”

Subsequently, the court adjourned the suit to November 14, , for commencement of trial.

Some of the charges read as follows:

“That you, Andrew Ogbuja, male and one Victor Ogbuja, your son who is now at large between 2013 and 2015 at your residence in Ugbokolo town, Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court agreed to do illegal acts, to wit: severally rape one Elizabeth Ochanya Ogbanje from the age 7 to 13 years when she was placed under your care and same acts were done pursuant to the said agreement and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 97 of the Penal Code, CAP. 124 Laws of Benue State, 2004.

“That you, Andrew Ogbuja, male and one Victor Ogbuja, your son who is now at large between 2013 and 2015 at your residence in Ugbokolo town, Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court intentionally caused the death of one Elizabeth Ochanya Ogbanje, a minor, aged 13 years placed under your care and lived with your family in that between 2013 and 2015 when she was between 7-13 years old, you raped the said Elizabeth Ochanya Ogbanje severally as a of which she died in October, 2017 of sexual abuse related disease and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 222 of the Penal Code CAP. 124 Laws of Benue State, 2004,” among other counts.

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