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FIDA Calls For Enactment Of Law To Deal With Rapists

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International Federation of Women Lawyers ( FIDA), Nigerian, has called for the enactment or reviews of laws to deal with perpetrators of rape.

FIDA, among others, also called for the setting up and efficient running of implementation commitee provided by the law as well arrest, prosecution, conviction and punishment of offenders as members requested for the activation of Gender-desk in all police stations.

FIDA members who made this call while embarking on a peaceful rally to Edo State House of Assembly, strongly objected to the incessant abuse and sexual molestation of women and children and demand for speedy and decisive action against rapists.

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In her speech jointly signed by the National President, Rhoda Tyoden, and Edo State chairperson, Iryn Omorogiuwa, the Association said there was need for prompt action to curb the alarming increase in gender-based violence.

The Association members who carried placards with inscriptions such as ‘we say no to violence against women’, ‘Women are not sex toys’, etc, called on key players for a more holistic and aggressive approach in tackling the evil challenge and unpleasant happening across the country.

Receiving FIDA members at the House, Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Francis Okiye assured them and people of Edo State that the House will do all it talks to ensure that justice is done done for late Uwaila Omozuwa.

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The speaker, in his remarks promised to walk with all the relevant authorities for public hearing to enlarge the scope for the implemetion and the amendment of the Child act laws which has already been domesticated to ensure offenders of rape are adequately punished.

He assured FIDA the House support for the struggle and fight on violence against the girl child and women in general.

He opined that, rape is no longer gender-based but has become a norm against both sexes due to the current level of morale decadence in the society.

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Recall late Uwaila Omozuwa, an under graduate of the University of Benin was killed few weeks ago at a church while reading.

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(PHOTO: File)

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PHOTOS: Many Trapped As Two-storey Building Collapses In Lagos Island

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Rescue operation is currently ongoing to save victims trapped in a two-storey building which collapsed at number 15, Iga Idungaran, close to Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu’s palace, Lagos Island.

According to eyewitness, the unfortunate incident occurred at about 11am, Thursday.

Men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Nigeria Police, among other emergency responders were on ground searching for survivors.

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Recall that the latest incident happened barely four days ago, precisely on Sunday, when a Mosque collapsed at Yusuf Street, Papa Ajao, Mushin area, killing at least three worshippers, including a 12 year-old boy in the process.

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Terrorists Kill 12 In Kaduna Market Attack

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Terrorists, on Wednesday, reportedly attacked and killed 12 persons at Maro Junction, a weekly Market in Maro Ward, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

A former chairman of the local government, Cafra Caino, who confirmed the development to The PUNCH, said the assailants invaded the market around 3pm on Wednesday and opened fire.

According to him, 12 bodies have been recovered while 20 others who sustained various degrees of injuries have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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He explained that it was the second time the weekly market had been attacked while business owners and customers transacting businesses.

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“The situation is critical and has thrown residents around the area into confusion while they scampered for safety in neighbouring villages.

“Security operatives drafted to the area have already left. We are appealing to the government to deploy security operatives to help restore normalcy,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, did not respond to calls and text messages sent to him by The PUNCH correspondent as of the time of filling this report.

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VIDEO: Three Arrested For Accusing Delta Policemen Of Stealing N50m Gold Chains

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The Delta State Police Command has arrested three men for wrongly accusing some of its officers of stealing their gold chains, supposedly worth N50 million, during a stop-and-search operation.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Edafe Bright, disclosed this in a post, accompanied by a video, on X.com on Tuesday.

His caption read, “So yesterday, these three guys were accosted by men of RRS, searched, and allowed to go, only for them to come back later in the evening, alleging that their gold worth N50m was stolen by the policemen.

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“The policemen were humiliated for simply doing their job; well, the rest is history. “Please watch for the full gist.”

In the video, Edafe explained that the gold chains were later found in the possession of the suspects when they came back to the RRS office to accuse the officers of theft.

The driver in whose pocket the gold chains were found also claimed that the chains were given to him before they got to the RRS checkpoint.

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He added that later on, one of them, Nnamdi, said he couldn’t find his gold when he wanted to change his clothes.

“I called his brother to ask if those were the gold he (Nnamdi) was looking for, but he said no. So when we came back to the RRS office, the chains were found in my inner pocket,” he explained, speaking in pidgin.

 

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