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Woman Reportedly Brutalised By Rivers Police Loses Pregnancy, Demands Justice
Crime

Woman Reportedly Brutalised By Rivers Police Loses Pregnancy, Demands Justice

A 30-year-old woman, Mrs Joy Ihunwo, who was allegedly brutalised by operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Rivers State Police Command, has said she lost her pregnancy after the incident and is calling for justice to be served. The woman was arrested alongside her husband, who is the head of a vigilante group in the Diobu area of Port Harcourt following a petition against him over alleged illegal activities by his group. Joy, while speaking to our correspondent in Port Harcourt on Sunday, said she had gone for a pelvic scan at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital and the results showed that she had lost the pregnancy. The scan result dated April 10, 2021 was sighted by our correspondent and Joy called on the human rights community and Nigerians to assist her t...
Those Who Brutalised #OccupyLekkiTollgate Protesters Won’t Go Free – Sanwo-Olu
Politics

Those Who Brutalised #OccupyLekkiTollgate Protesters Won’t Go Free – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said policemen who allegedly brutalised #OccupyLekkiTollgate protesters at the Lekki tollgate last Saturday won’t go free. Information and Strategy Commissioner Gbenga Omotoso stated this on Monday at a media briefing organised by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC). He said Sanwo-Olu never directed the police to assault anyone and would not stand by and watch Lagosians being brutalised. Omotoso and LCC Managing Director Yomi Omomuwasan were responding to the controversy surrounding the firm’s repossession of the Admiralty Circle Toll Plaza, called Lekki Tollgate Plaza. The firm regained possession of the facility following a February 6 ruling of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS-related ...
#OccupyLekkiTollGate: We condemn any act of brutality on the part of the police, the Commissioner of Police will be asked to give account of what happened – LASG
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#OccupyLekkiTollGate: We condemn any act of brutality on the part of the police, the Commissioner of Police will be asked to give account of what happened – LASG

The Lagos State Government has said that the state Commissioner of Police will be asked to give an account of what happened at Lekki Toll Gate, venue for the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protests on February 13. The State Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo said this while reacting to reports of some of the arrested protesters being dehumanized and assaulted by the police. Onigbanjo who cited breach of COVID-19 protocols and fear that the exercise could go out of hand as part of the offences of those arrested in an interview on Channels Television, maintained that government has no problem with residents exercising their fundamental rights to freedom of expression or participation in peaceful protests. He added that if the action of the protesters is seen to result in...
Soldiers Escort Herdsmen To Ogun Villages, Flog Residents For Rejecting Herders
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Soldiers Escort Herdsmen To Ogun Villages, Flog Residents For Rejecting Herders

Not a few residents of Ketu-speaking villages in Yewa North Local Government Area, Ogun State were brutalised by soldiers who escorted herdsmen to graze in the communities, prompting residents and monarchs to cry out to the military and state government for help, KUNLE AKINRINADE reports. Seye Mulero panted like a rat that had just escaped the claws of a ravenous cat. He could hardly acknowledge the sympathy offered by the kinsmen that surrounded him, urging him to take heart and seek medical treatment in hospital as he pulled up his shirt to show his badly hurt body at Ubeku village in Yewa North Local Government Area, Ogun State. “Sorry,” said some of the women repeatedly in Yoruba as Mulero pulled up his shirt to show the wounds from the flogging on his muscular body, urging him...
10-Year-Old Boy Tortured, Chained By His Parents In Akwa Ibom For Being ”Possessed By Demons”
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10-Year-Old Boy Tortured, Chained By His Parents In Akwa Ibom For Being ”Possessed By Demons”

A 10-year-old old boy has been rescued in in Ikot Udota, Eket, Akwa Ibom State by the Child’s and Rehabilitation Network (CRARN) after he was allegedly brutalised and shackled by his father and stepmother. According to the head of the NGO, Sam Ikpe Utauma, the victim, Ekemini was constantly tortured, starved and subjected to various inhuman treatment by the father and his wife. He said the abuse had been going on for eighteen months, however, his situation took a turn for the worse eight months ago, when the father began to shackle and leave him in the backyard overnight, without clothes, claiming that the boy is possessed by demons. It was gathered that the father was arrested following a tip off by a concerned CRARN volunteer. The man was later bailed out by members of the com...
Deji Adeyanju’s Health Worsens, Flown Abroad For Medical Treatment
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Deji Adeyanju’s Health Worsens, Flown Abroad For Medical Treatment

Human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju, who was physically brutalised by dozens of hired government thugs on Monday in Abuja during a protest tagged #FreedomRally in front of the National Human Rights Commission, has been flown overseas for medical treatment. SaharaReporters had earlier revealed that the activist was in a critical condition at the hospital following the deadly attack that left deep cuts all over his body and left him struggling to breathe. Adeyanju has been flown to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he would be receiving comprehensive medical treatment.
I Was Assaulted By Policemen For Refusing Them Sex – Brutalised FUTA Student
Crime

I Was Assaulted By Policemen For Refusing Them Sex – Brutalised FUTA Student

According to her, she refused their advances and that was what infuriated the policemen, adding that they began to beat her and smashed her head on a stone. A female student of the Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State, who was assaulted by some policemen and injured in the eye, has said that she was attacked by the men for refusing to have sex with them. The student identified as Sheba Ogbu, said the incident happened at about 9:30pm on Monday along Oyemekun Road in Akure, the state capital. Ogbu said she was coming from church when policemen in their patrol van accosted her. She said they questioned her on where she was coming from, searched her bag and found nothing incriminating on her. She disclosed that when they could not pin anything on her, the four...
Lady Brutally Beaten After Entering a ‘one chance’ Bus in Ibadan
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Lady Brutally Beaten After Entering a ‘one chance’ Bus in Ibadan

A woman identified as Joy Sunday has been left with a battered face after falling into the hands of hoodlums on Saturday in Oyo state. According to the victim who shared the photos on Facebook, she unknowingly boarded bus filled “one-chance” operators in Ibadan, the state capital. The lady who didn’t give further details as to what transpired between herself and the hoodlums, warned citizens to be wary of the kind of buses they enter after she was brutalised.
Woman Batters 7-Year-Old Daughter for Breaking Food Flask
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Woman Batters 7-Year-Old Daughter for Breaking Food Flask

A lady has called out a woman who allegedly battered her 7-year-old daughter for breaking food flask. According to the lady, the young girl is a pupil in her mum’s school and she appeared in school so beaten and in pains. When she was questioned on what led to the bruises on her body, the girl out of fear stated that she fell, but she later confessed it was her mum that brutalised her for breaking her food flask This is what I found in my mum’s school today cus he broke his mum’s food flask. We kept asking who did this to you he said he fell down it took almost one hour before he said it’s his mum. This here is inhumane for a child of 7 years Jesus this not fair . We are definitely waiting for her with police
Woman Brutalised By Soldiers Sues Nigerian Army, Demands N250m
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Woman Brutalised By Soldiers Sues Nigerian Army, Demands N250m

The woman who was attacked and severely injured by soldiers in Ikorodu, Lagos State has sued the Nigerian Army and her attackers. She is, among other things, demanding N250m as damages. Ruth Orji was allegedly attacked by soldiers attached to 174 Battalion, Ikorodu, around 8:30pm on Sunday. Images of her, showing the injuries she sustained have gone viral on the social media, sparking outrage. And the Joint Legal Action Aids, the rights group representing her, is optimistic she will get justice in court. The General Counsel of the JLAA, Kingsley Ughe, confirmed that he filed the case on her behalf at a Federal High Court in Lagos. “We have today filed a legal process at the Federal High Court against the Nigerian Army and her assailants to assert her right and demand for...
SARS Operatives In Eket Cut The Hair Of Guys, Flog And Beat Passersby
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SARS Operatives In Eket Cut The Hair Of Guys, Flog And Beat Passersby

Policemen attached to the Special Anti -Robbery Squad in Akwa Ibom allegedly brutalised some civilians in Eket area of the state. According to a Facebook post by one Solomon Buchi Bartholomew, the policemen flogged and beat passersby, even cut their hairs with scissors because they supposedly looked like cultists.
Jackline Mwende Who Was Brutalised By Her Husband For Bearing No Child Was Pregnant For Another Man Before The Attack
Lifestyle

Jackline Mwende Who Was Brutalised By Her Husband For Bearing No Child Was Pregnant For Another Man Before The Attack

Kenyan woman who was severely brutalised by her estranged husband for allegedly having no child after seven years of marriage. The man, Stephen Ngila Nthenge, chopped off her hands with a local knife. Nthenge reportedly fled the scene after the incident, but was arrested the next day July 25. He was arrested and charged with attempted murder. He was later released on a Sh200,000 bond. The case continues on February 27. Jackline is now pregnant for another man. In an interview with The Nation, Kenya, she said she was pregnant three days before the attack for a close friend she had been dating before the sad incident. She said she has no regrets, because she “opted to go this route” out of her deep-rooted desire to bear a child. She said that there hasn’t been any co...
Soldiers Who Brutalised Cripple For Wearing Camouflage in Viral Video Arrested
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Soldiers Who Brutalised Cripple For Wearing Camouflage in Viral Video Arrested

The Nigerian Army claims it has identified and arrested two soldiers who brutalized a cripple man for wearing camouflage outfit in New Market Road, Ontisha, Anambra State in a video that went viral yesterday. The army in a statement released by 11.50pm on Wednesday said the soldiers have also been charged by their commanding officer in line with the military's zero tolerance for acts of indiscipline and unprofessional conducts in relation to violation of human rights. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.Gen. Sani Usman, said: “The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a video clip in which two soldiers were seen maltreating a physically challenged person for allegedly wearing a camouflage shirt. “We wish to inform the public that the incident took place on Tuesday 7...
Army Arrests Two Soldiers Who Brutalised Physically Challenged Man In Onitsha
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Army Arrests Two Soldiers Who Brutalised Physically Challenged Man In Onitsha

The Nigerian army, Wednesday evening, said it has arrested two soldiers who brutalized a physically challenged man in Onitsha for allegedly wearing a military camouflage shirt . A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman said the two soldiers have equally been charged for assault by their Commanding Officer. The army however enjoined the general public to regard the incident as an isolated case which does not reflect the true image of the Nigerian Army. “The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a video clip in which two soldiers were seen maltreating a physically challenged person for allegedly wearing a camouflage shirt.”“We wish to inform the public that the incident took place on Tuesday 7th February 2017, at Onitsha, A...

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