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Men Recommend Severe Punishment For Rapists



Men under the aegis of Edo Men Stand Against Rape has recommended Incarceration and other severe punishment for people who indulge in rape.

The men who took the awareness campaign and rally through the popular King’s Square, Benin City, noted that the recent rise in the cases of rape in the country, and subsequent killing of victims prompted the awareness campaign.

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Speaking, one of the men who was part of the rally, Destiny Enabulele, said rape is alien to our culture, and so should not be condoled or handled with levity.

A cross section of Edo Men Stand Against Rape

Enabulele who is the Chairman of Ovia South West LGAs of Edo State said, “Rape or any form of domestic violence is alien to our culture, and so we shouldn’t allow it. For me, the punishment for rapist should be incarceration. Their male genitals should be revomeved, so that they will feel the pain for life. What they inflict on the female folk is a lifetime pain, so they should feel it too for a lifetime”, he added.

On his part, Barrister Sanni Momodu, Edo State coordinator, National Human Rights Commission, said uprise in the cases of rape in the nation made them to create the awareness that it should be stopped.

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Momodu noted that a girl saying no to a man’s sexual advancement is not enough reason for man to forcefully sex (rape) her, just as he lamented that the Commission has been inundated with several cases of sexual and other domestic violence.

He said, “There is uprise in the cases of rape. The National Hunan Rights Commission has been inundated with series of cases and sexual and Gender-Based violence of recent. We have been having such cases, but of recent it has increased. There is no need for you to rape . If you approach a girl for sex, and she refuses, let her go, it doesn’t mean that you have to look for other means to force her.

“We are here to say men should stop forcing ladies for sex. We are calling on all men to stop it.”

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Also speaking, Dr. Jude Obasanmi noted that they decided to lend their voices to the current challenges and accusation that men rape.

He stressed that they are not rapists, adding that no real man with his sense intact involves in rape, but rather seek a lady’s consent if he wishes to have sexual intercourse with her.

He noted, ” Real men don’t rape. So, we are out to create awareness that real men don’t rape. It is those who do not have the courage to approach a woman that goes into rape. A woman has right to say no, and that must be respected. A man has no reason whatsoever to rape a woman. You are expected to approach her, and if she turns down your proposal, you leave it like that.

“With due respect to men, I want to say men who indulge in such act have a problem of phobia and mental problem, and they should approach a psychologist for assistance because I believe it is not ordinary.”

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The men had earlier taken an oath against rape before embarking on the peaceful campaign.



Auto Crash Kills One, Injures Other In Ogun




A yet-to-be-identified person has died and another critically injured, after a truck lost control at the Alagbon-Olorunda Bridge on the Owode-Idiroko Road in Ogun State.

The South-West Area Commander of the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Adekunle Ajibade, revealed this in a statement on Saturday, adding that the incident was caused by speeding.

Ajibade added that the accident, which occurred on Friday, at about 4:15 pm, included a Mercedes-Benz truck with no registration number and a Bajaj motorcycle with registration number DGB 504 VK.

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He said four people were injured in the crash. One person was confirmed dead, another was injured, and two others escaped unhurt.

According to the commander, the Mercedes-Benz truck lost control owing to speeding and collided with a commercial motorcycle, sending him into the river.

The injured victim was taken to hospital before our arrival while the dead one has been claimed by his relatives for the burial rites,” he said.

Ajibade warned motorists and motorbike riders to avoid reckless driving and excessive speeding to decrease or eliminate accidents over the Yuletide season.

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Arabic Student Commits Suicide In Ilorin




A 22-year-old Arabic student, identified as Alfa Musa, has reportedly committed suicide in Ilorin, Kwara State.

Musa, said to be a student of Sheikh Kamaldeen Arabic school, Ilorin, was found hanging in his room at Dagbenu compound in Ogidi area of Ilorin on December 7, 2023.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ejire Adetoun Adeyemi, who confirmed the development, disclosed that an investigation has commenced into the incident.

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According to the spokesperson of the police, the deceased student said in a suicide note, “to my mum and dad, I am sorry, I did this because God did not answer my prayers, I will rather die than commit sin, please, forgive me, I love you, bury me at home.”

Reports said one of his friends paid a visit to his residence on the day of the incident but found the door to his room locked.

After repeated knocks on the door, there was no response, yet he was in the room, hence the door was forced open and the deceased was found hanging.

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“An empty paint container which he allegedly used to hang himself was also found in his room.”

One of his neighbours in the area described the deceased, who hails from Osun State as a comfortable and devout Muslim.

DAILY POST gathered that when the incident happened, the deceased’s father was contacted but he directed that the late Musa be buried in Ilorin against the wish of the deceased as contained in the suicide note he left behind.

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Katsina Governor Joins Military Operation To Rescue Abducted Civilian, Foil Bandits’ Attack




Katsina State Governor, Malam Dikko Umaru Radda, on Saturday, joined a combined team of security personnel and military troops to foil an attack on the residents of Zakka village in Safana Local Government Area.

During the joint operation, which Governor Radda witnessed, a 33-year-old man abducted by armed bandits was rescued, according to a statement by Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed.

Kaula Mohammed, who is the Chief Press Secretary, CPS, to Governor Radda, said his principal was in Safana local government on Saturday to flag off an empowerment programme sponsored by the Deputy Speaker of the Katsina State House of Assembly, when he received a distress security call of a planned attack on Zakka village by terrorists.

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“After the intelligence report on the planned terrorist attack was revealed to Governor Radda around 1pm, he immediately called off his involvement in the colourful empowerment programme of the Katsina House of Assembly Deputy Speaker.

“Mr Governor and a few members of his entourage then joined a combined team of security personnel, comprising men of the Nigerian Police, Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji, ground troops of the Nigerian Army, and personnel of the Community Watch Corps, to engage the terrorists at Zakka Forest before the criminals advanced to the hills.

“A 33-year-old man was bravely rescued by the gallant troops after a heavy gun battle with the terrorists, which lasted almost 30 minutes. The terrorists were fortunate to escape without suffering any casualties after their callous mission was thwarted.

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“After repelling the bandits, Governor Radda directed that the abducted man rescued by troops be taken to the hospital for urgent treatment, as he was shot in the leg by the bandits,” he said.

A cross-section of people in the area interviewed expressed happiness over the quick response from the governor and hoped for its sustenance.

They said the action displayed by the governor has clearly demonstrated his unwavering commitment to fighting insecurity in the state.

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