SAD: ‘Out Of 11,000 Cases, Nigeria Has Recorded Only 33 Rape Convictions’...

SAD: ‘Out Of 11,000 Cases, Nigeria Has Recorded Only 33 Rape Convictions’ – Minister Says

By Wires Editor | The Trent on December 3, 2022
Clement Joseph, Abiodun Wasiu, Doctor

Pauline Tallen, the minister of women’s affairs, on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, said over 11,000 rape cases had been recorded in Nigeria with only 33 culprits convicted.

The minister said 401 of the cases were fatal cases; while 592 close and 3507 open.

She spoke in Abuja on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at the orange ceremony and lighting of the UN house, which took place in commemoration of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

She said harmful cultural stereotypes, failures of law enforcement to investigate rape cases, toxic misogyny, and insufficient support for survivors had created a culture of silence and impunity that continued to fail hundreds of women and girls every year.

“Concrete actions have not been taken to tackle the rape crisis in Nigeria with the seriousness it deserves. Women and girls continue to be failed by a system that makes it increasingly difficult for survivors to get justice, while allowing perpetrators to get away with gross human rights violations,” she said.

36-Year-Old Homosexual Man Rapes 5-Year-Old Boy To Death In Ogun

Sikiru Ajibola, a 36-year-old homosexual, allegedly sodomized a five-year-old boy till he died in Ogun State.

Daily Post learnt that the incident happened on Friday, November 25, 2022, at Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.

The police arrested the suspect following a report lodged at the Ogijo Police Station by the Chairman of the Olorunwa Arogbeja community in Ogijo.

Arogbeja had reported to the police that a community member told him the suspect had sodomized the victim, adding that the boy died in the process.

Upon the report, the DPO of Ogijo division, CSP Enatufe Omoh, was said to have detailed his men to the scene, where the suspect was arrested.

On interrogation, the arrested suspect had confessed to being a homosexual, “and that while he was having sex with the deceased boy, he gave up the ghost,” the Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi, quoted him as saying.

He reportedly confessed further that he dug the ground in the bush to bury the boy in a shallow grave.

“He has also taken policemen to where the deceased was buried,” Oyeyemi said.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, has ordered that the case be transferred to the State CIID for further investigation and prosecution.

‘Animal’: Women Pleads With Court To Punish Husband Who Raped Her 10-Year-Old Daughter

A 35-year-old woman has described her husband, John Odu, as an animal for sexually abusing and defiling their 10-year-old daughter.

The aggrieved mother is begging an Ogba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos to mete out severe punishment on him.

The accused was alleged to have taken advantage of the innocence of his daughter when his wife was not around to engage in the act.

The police said the incident happened in the Lekki area of Lagos.

The police prosecutor, Akeem Raji, said when the 10-year-old girl could no longer bear the pain, she reported the matter to her mother.

The accused is currently facing a two-count charge of sexual assault and defilement, offences that attract up to 14 years in jail if found guilty.

The police said that the highly traumatised girl alleged that her father locked her inside their apartment, forced her to open her mouth, and ordered her to suck him before forcing himself on her.

“My Lord, the beast of a man threatened to kill his daughter if she reported the incident to her mother,” the police said.

He was later transferred to the Gender Section of the Lagos State Police Command.

However, when he was arraigned, the court did not take his plea following a motion moved by the prosecutor, Akeem Raji, asking the court to give a date and refer the matter to the Department of Public Prosecution, DPP.

The presiding magistrate, Mrs B. O. Osunsanmi, ordered his remand in the Correctional Centre at Kirikiri, Lagos, pending the DPP’s report.

The matter was adjourned till November 19, 2022.

Source: Daily Trust

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