The Guardian (Nigeria)
Group seeks justice for 13-year-old raped, impregnated in Bauchi
A13-year-old girl in Angwan Bakin Kasuwa, Misau local government area of Bauchi State was allegedly raped and impregnated by an elderly man, Mallam Babayo Malami, popularly called Tella.
This was disclosed in a petition by the Prison Inmate Development Initiative (PIDI), addressed to the state's Commissioner of Police and copied to the National Human Right Commission, demanding an immediate arrest and interrogation for enticement, defilement and impregnation of the victim.
Executive Director of the group, Mr. Mbami Iliya Sabka, said: "We have been briefed by the victim and her mother, Hafsat Mohammed Babaji on July 19 that the victim, a JSS 1 student of Central Junior Secondary School, Misua, was defiled and impregnated."
According to PIDI, the victim is eight months pregnant and has not registered for antenatal, with no arrangement for delivery.
Four in prison for lynching man to death
FOUR men were on Tuesday remanded in Ikoyi Prisons, Lagos State for allegedly conspiring to beat a man to death. The police arraigned Wasiu Wahab, 28; Yusuf Adebayo, 28; Ramoni Ibrahim, 28; and Yusuf Adegbite, 25, on two counts of conspiracy and murder before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr O.O. Olatunji, ordered the remand of the four men, pending an advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions. Olatunji adjourned until Aug. 26, after refusing the plea of the defendants.
Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Insp. Oladele Adebayo, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on July 8 at Badore Jetty in Ajah, Lagos. He alleged that the defendants had conspired and beaten up Olamode Omolegbe, 22, to death during a fight.