100 rape cases recordedin two months in Kano

No fewer than 100 cases of rape were recorded in Kano State courts of law between November and December last year 2013.
This was disclosed by the state Commissioner of Justice, Maliki Kuliya Umar. Umar reportedly said that more than 40 offenders have so far been convicted and are currently serving jail terms.
The stigma that was associated with rape cases has greatly reduced as victims and their guardians now come forward to report their ordeals to the police, unlike before when the victims remain mute and try to cover up rape incidences.
This no doubt, will lend more power to the fight against perpetrators of the dastardly act.

 

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Family condemns attack on Lagos Commissioner at Gani Fawehinmi’s memorial

The family of late Chief Gani Fawehinmi has condemned the assault meted Lagos State Transport Commissioner, Kayode Opeifa during the late sage’s memorial.

Gani’s family described the September 5 incident as disgusting and appalling, just as it distanced itself from the “crude and uncouth action”.

Opeifa had gone to the Jabita Hotel, Ikeja venue of the event only to be attacked with sachets of ‘pure water’.

The perpetrators in a video of the attack posted to Youtube, had claimed the commissioner was not invited for the event.

However, Mohammed Fawehinmi who said the letter for the family, tendered an unreserved apology to Opeifa.

He said: “I was reliably informed of the violent attack meted out to Comrade Opeifa who was a close associate of late Chief Fawehinmi, late Dr. Beko Ransome Kuti and late Chima Ubani.

“It is disgusting and appalling to know that the incident was recorded and posted on Youtube.

“On behalf of the Gani Fawehinmi family, I tender an unreserved apology to Mr. Opeifa who was violently attacked with sachets of pure water. This act was crude and uncouth, and the perpetrators acted on their own volition without the knowledge of the Gani Fawehinmi family.

“September 5 will always serve as a memorable day in remembrance of late Fawehinmi and in as much as we strive to correct the mistakes of government whether at state or federal level, violence will not serve as one of the options that would be adopted.

“I commend Opeifa’s sense of maturity and discipline for leaving the premises of Jabita Hotel in order not to escalate the mishap that occurred.

“We condemn this act in the strictest terms and would ensure in future that such a disgraceful incident never occurs.”

Arabic teacher charged with alleged police N690, 000 fraud

For allegedly defrauding a Policeman of N690, 000, in the guise of procuring Hajj visa, a 39 year-old Arabic teacher has been arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

The defendant, Yusuf Kalmaldeen is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, fraud and theft.

A resident of 2, Dare Adelowe Close, Idiya Agbado, who said to have committed the offence in July, around Ikoyi.

Prosecuting Sergeant Emby Ingobu told the court that the defendant collected N690, 000 from one Sarafadeen Abdulraheem, a police officer, under the pretext of procuring him Hajj visa.

Ingobu alleged that the defendant failed to provide the visa to Abdulraheem but converted the money to his personal use.

The prosecutor alleged that Kalmaldeen presented himself as a travel agent, a representation he knew to be false.

“Investigation is still ongoing as more evidences will be brought to the court in the next adjourn date,” he said

According to Ingobu, the offence contravenes Sections 285, 312 and 409 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos, 2011.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail in the sum of N150, 000 with two sureties each in like sum by Magistrate I.O. Omotosho.

She adjourned the case to November 11 for trial.

By Precious Igbonwelundu

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