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Man who raped 13-year-old girl and infected her with HIV , allegedly bribes his way out of jail with N200,000

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Man who raped 13-year-old girl and infected her with HIV

Man who raped 13-year-old girl and infected her with HIV , allegedly bribes his way out of jail with N200,000

Yakubu Mohammed, 51, who raped a 13-year-old girl and infected her with HIV in Jigawa State allegedly bribed his way out of jail with N200,000

The father of the victim, Abdullahi Ahmad (pictured above) who reported the development to PREMIUM TIMES and an independent radio station in the state, said he was shocked when he came across the man on the street.

Ahmad said he had been told the alleged rapist had been convicted and jailed by the Jigawa State Government. However, an official later told PREMIUM TIMES the accused was only released on bail.

Ahmad said his daughter (name withheld) was raped by Mohammed while on her way to school. She was later diagnosed to be HIV/AIDS positive, the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development confirmed to Premium Times.

“I was shocked and nearly fell down unconscious when I saw Yakubu on the road walking,” Mr Ahmad told PREMIUM TIMES. I later learned that he told his sympathisers he is now free, everything is okay now. This makes me to rush to the media to come to my rescue. The last time I saw him was the day I took him to the police station, I didn’t know how he was prosecuted, I was told he was convicted, only for me to see him walking freely.”

Mr Ahmad appealed to the authorities to intervene.

“My daughter is now HIV/AIDS positive and stigmatised. I force her to school but she shuns school because her friends snub her.”

Ladi Dansure, the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, however, vowed the suspected rapist will not go unpunished.

“I heard that he bribed his way out of jail by giving out N200,000. Whoever collected the money must face the wrath of the law,” Mrs Dansure said.

Explaining the circumstances under which the alleged rapist regained freedom, Auwalu Balago, spokesperson of the Jigawa State High Court, said he was only released on bail.

He said a magistrate, Sa’adan Habib, who granted the accused person bail followed the laid down procedure and relied on section 36 of the 1999 Constitution, which presumes an accused innocent until the contrary is proved.

He said the judge also relied on section 341, subsection 2, A, B, C of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC).

“The trial of the suspected rapist is ongoing. The public perception that the he was convicted and later set free is not true. He was released on bail. The case being high profile does not mean that the accused person cannot be granted bail, bail is a constitutional rights. If eventually, he is found guilty, he will be sentenced to jail accordingly” said Mr Balago.

Mr Balago was asked why the trial was conducted without the knowledge of the victim’s parents.

“Under criminal case, it it is not necessary that the parents of the raped victim must be notified before prosecution. This is because of the gravity of the offence. The case is no longer between the parents of the raped victim and the accused person, but between the state government or the commissioner of police and the accused person.
“The parents of the raped victim are just complainants and their complaint stopped at the police station. They may be invited by the police to testify before the court, but it is not always necessary as in this case.
“What is important for the public to understand is that the trial is ongoing, it has been adjourned to July 10.”

Source: Premium Times

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29-year-old teacher defiles Down syndrome teenager in Lagos

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The police in Lagos state have arrested a 29-year-old class teacher, Wasiu Kabiru, for allegedly defiling a 17-year-old teenager at the Down Syndrome Foundation, Surulere, where he was a student.

Narrating what had transpired, the victim said

“One day, I was inside the toilet when Brother Kabiru came to meet me and he used his eyes to tell me to keep quiet. He removed his shirt and trousers and also removed my clothes and did it inside the school and the second one was in the male hostel.”

Kabiru was recently arraigned before an Ogba Magistrates’ Court on two counts of defilement.

The charges against him read

“That you, Wasiu Kabiru, between June and August 2018, being a class teacher at Down Syndrome Foundation on Adegoke Street, Masha Road, Surulere, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully had carnal knowledge of the victim, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 216 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State Nigeria 2015.”

Kabiru pleaded not guilty to the charge. The court adjourned the case till October 22nd and ordered he be remanded in police custody.

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Three secondary school students rape 4-year-old girl in school toilet in Thailand

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Three secondary school students rape 4-year-old girl in school toilet in Thailand

Three secondary school students rape 4-year-old girl in school toilet in Thailand

A four year old girl was raped in a school toilet by three boys in Thailand.

There are suggestions that the boys may have been armed with a knife. The school was named as Ban Thung Krat School in Bang Lamung.

Speaking during a news conference on Wednesday, September 19, Paveena Hongsakul, who heads a foundation for children and women, called for an urgent review of the position and staffing of toilets used by young children at schools.Three secondary school students rape 4-year-old girl in school toilet in Thailand

At the news conference was the Chonburi provincial police chief and the 41 year old mother of the four year old. They were given the assumed names of Mo and Naen.

Mo said that on September 4th she got a call from teachers at the school where her daughter is in K1. They said there was blood on her underwear.

The child told her mum that she had been going to the toilet in lavatories at the rear of the school.

She said that there were three boys and they had a knife. Doctors confirmed that the little girl had been raped.

Chief Pol Maj-Gen Nanthachart Suphamonkhon said that three boys had been interviewed by police in the presence of social services and were in custody in a juvenile detention center.Three secondary school students rape 4-year-old girl in school toilet in Thailand

The knife that the little girl referred to may have in fact been the penis of one of the boys who has already been charged with rape.

The little girl has been reported as being terrified.

Paveena called for CCTV to be installed at school toilets and authorities to reassess the positioning of toilets for young children on school compounds.

She said staff should be present at toilets used by young children.

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Two policemen land in hospital after arresting elderly priest for groping women on a train

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Two policemen land in hospital after arresting elderly priest for groping women on a train

Two policemen ended up in the hospital after a priest attacked them while resisting arrest for groping women on a train.

Father Peter Slocombe, 72, punched and kicked the officers in the face as he protested his innocence, yelling: “I’m a man of the cloth.”

The attack left one of the policemen with a broken nose and both had cuts and bruises. They were eventually able to arrest the British priest, who was not wearing his Catholic habit, after calling for back-up. He was bundled into a squad car at Rome’s main station.

The priest’s arrest came after two women in their 40s alerted police that he had touched them on the bottom and chest. When police arrived and the women pointed at the priest, he ran off and that led to a chase which resulted in a struggle when he was caught.

Father Slocombe, who was on holiday at the time of the incident, is parish priest at St Joseph Church in Tewkesbury, Gloucs, and Catholic chaplain at the University of Gloucester. Parishioners had planned a party for him next month to celebrate his 50 years as a clergyman.

A police spokesman said:

This guy was crazy. He was punching and kicking out at the officers. He kept saying he was man of the cloth and was innocent but we have witnesses who say he was touching two women on the train and the victims identified him.

He got sentenced to house arrest for two years and eight months at a Rome court for sexual assault and resisting arrest.

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