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Men Recommend Severe Punishment For Rapists

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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INEC Office Set Ablaze, 340 Ballot Boxes, Other Properties Destroyed In Ebonyi

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The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State has been set ablaze by hoodlums.

The hoodlums razed down the building in the early hours of Sunday, according to DAILY POST’s report.

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INEC Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, confirmed this in a tweet.

The tweet quoted INEC’s Resident Commissioner for Ebonyi State, Mrs Onyeka Pauline Ugochi, as saying the
incident occurred around 10am.

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While properties and the building were destroyed, no casualty was recorded.

Some of the properties razed down included 340 ballot boxes, 14 power generators, 130 voting cubicles, large water storage tanks, office furniture and a large number of voter cards which has not been ascertained at the time of the report.

INEC reports that this is the third attack on their facility after the offices in Ogun and Osun states were attacked on the 10th of November 2022.

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Tension As Armed Robbers Invade Queen’s College Ibadan

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Suspected armed robbers, on Saturday, invaded the Queens College in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, killing a security guard during a raid on the premises.

The sad incident took place early hours on Saturday at the college’s premise in Apata, Ido Local Government Area of the state.

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The PUNCH gathered that the suspected robbers, who were armed with sophisticated weapons, invaded the premises at about 1am yesterday.

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Eyewitnesses said the security guards tried to resist the armed robbers but could not march the fireworks of the bandits as one of them was felled by the bullets.

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According to one of the eyewitnesses, who did not want his name in print, the armed robbers engaged in sporadic shooting to scare the residents and the neighbourhood guards.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the killings and said investigation is still ongoing and update would be provided accordingly.

 

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Man Rapes 5-year-old Boy To Death In Ogun

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

It was learnt that the incident happened Friday at Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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