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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.


Soldier Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing Motorcyclist In Lagos



A Lance Corporal of the Nigerian Army had been arrested for allegedly stabbing a commercial motorcyclist during a misunderstanding in bar in Ikorodu area of Lagos, weekend.

The cause of the incident said to have occurred at about 2am at the bar of a lounge in Itamaga area of Ikorodu was yet to be ascertained.

Eye witnesses hinted that during the Lance Corporal later discovered to be attached to 159 Battalion, Yobe State, allegedly attacked the commercial motor cyclist with a gun like Jack knife, in the upper left side of his stomach.

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The scene of the crime was reportedly visited by policemen , who rushed the dying victim to an undisclosed hospital.

Spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hudenyin confirmed the incident.

He said that the injured man was responding to treatment.

According to him: ” The suspect has been arrested and investigation is ongoing”.

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Many Feared Dead As Hoodlums Go On The Rampage In Niger



Suspected hoodlums in Niger State have reportedly raided shops, killed and maimed residents in the Maitumbi area of Minna, the state capital.

Eyewitnesses said the rampage started on Friday and continued for the next two days, forcing a reign of terror in the area.

A tricyclist, Ifeanyi Nwosu, narrated how he narrowly escaped death when some of the hoodlums attacked him while he was carrying some passengers.

As I was riding my tricycle through the Maitumbi area, I had three passengers when about four of the hoodlums attacked us. They were brandishing their knives and daggers, threatening to use them on us. They collected all the mobile phones of the passengers.

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“What saved me was that I was swinging the tricycle, preventing the hoodlums from overpowering me. One of them even used his dagger to try to stab me, but in the process, he destroyed the tricycle’s windscreen. I only managed to escape from them. I would have been a dead man by now,” he narrated.

Another eyewitness, Musa Mohammed, narrated how the hoodlums who were said to be acting under the influence of dangerous drugs beheaded a middle-aged man and his young son, who they caught at the centre of the fracas.

According to Mohammed, police operatives who were invited to arrest the situation were also attacked by the hoodlums.

“Before my very eyes, the hoodlums beheaded a middle-aged man and his young son. They also attacked policemen who came to quell the crisis.

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“They even vandalised their vehicle, but the policemen fired teargas at the hoodlums to disperse them, but they refused to calm down,” he added.

According to The PUNCH, several residents of the Maitumbi area could not get home on the night of the incident as they had to find alternative places to sleep for fear of the attacks.

The hoodlums reportedly broke into shops, raiding wares and attacking those who attempted to resist.

Over eight residents were allegedly killed while many others were injured in the rampage.

The spokesman for the Niger State Police Command, Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the attack to newsmen but could not ascertain the number of victims killed.

“There were street fights, but the men of the state command were able to bring the situation under control. Five ring leaders of the fight were arrested,” he said.

Abiodun said details of the incident were still emerging, so he could not confirm the number of deaths or injuries.

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Police Intercept Stolen Truck With Over N30m Goods, Arrest Suspect In Bauchi



Operatives of the Bauchi State Police Command have arrested a suspected robber who stole a trailer truck loaded with 35 tons of groundnut oil worth N30m.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, April 14, 2024, said the truck was coming from Umuahia in Abia State heading to Kano State when it was stolen at Maraban Jos trailer park in Kaduna State.

According to the PPRO, preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the truck had stopped around the park to take his bath only to return later and discover that the trailer was missing from where it was parked.

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On the 12th of April, 2024, the Toro Divisional Police headquarters received a distress call reporting the theft of a trailer truck parked at the Maraban Jos trailer park area of Kaduna state,” the statement read.

“The stolen truck contained 35 tons of groundnut oil worth about thirty million Naira (30,000,000) and was en route from Umuahia to Kano state with a DAF CF 85 model. The Divisional Police Officer immediately led operatives to track down the truck, which was intercepted while heading towards Bauchi state.

“A preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the truck had made a detour around the Maraban Jos trailer park to take a bath. Upon returning, the driver discovered that the trailer was missing from where it was parked.

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“However, the operatives were able to recover the significant amount of goods that had been transported, including the trailer truck.

“The suspect responsible for the theft has been arrested and is currently being held for questioning. The Commissioner of Police Bauchi State Command CP Auwal Musa Muhammad, psc, directed that a discreet investigation be carried out by the state criminal investigation department, after which the suspect will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.”

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