The Oodua Peoples Congress, on Sunday, said the men of Nigeria Police Force in the Oyo State detained three OPC operatives for arresting notorious Fulani warlord Iskilu Wakili, who has been accused of sundry crimes in the Ayete area of Ibarapaland in the state.
The PUNCH had reported that farmers and residents of Ayete lived in perpetual fear of Wakili who was accused of displacing them from their farms.
It was also gathered that Wakili, who is said to be the leader of the herdsmen in Ayete worked with dozens of herders who are his disciples. Together with his battalion, they allegedly seized hectares of farmlands at Ayete, raped the women in the rustic town, and kidnapped their rich men for ransom.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH on Sunday, Adedeji Oluwole, the OPC sector coordinator who led his operatives and other vigilante groups to arrest Wakili, said the suspect was nabbed on Sunday morning.
Oluwole, the Federal Capital Territory OPC coordinator, who is also an indigene of Igboora, said he relocated four months ago to Ayete to bring Wakili to book after security agencies failed to arrest him.
The OPC leader said it took over four days of continued operations and surveillance to nab Wakili and three of his accomplices.
According to Oluwole, more than 10 OPC operatives went on the mission. He said Wakili’s men shot fiercely at the OPC operatives before they were eventually nabbed.
He, however, expressed shock that the police detained three of his men after they handed over Wakili.
“We took Wakili and the three others from Igangan to Igboora and handed them over to the DPO at Igboora. The name of the DPO is Ajayi Mark. As I am talking to you, they have taken them to Iyaganku at the State CID in Ibadan with three of my boys,” Oluwole told The PUNCH on Sunday afternoon.
Continuing, he said, “When we took Wakili to the police this morning, the police said we should take Wakili to the hospital first which we refused because we are not in a position to do that. We told the police that they have been complaining all these days that they wanted to arrest Wakili and now we have brought Wakili to their doorstep, they should take over.
“Nobody touched Wakili, nobody hurt him, there are no traces of any hurt on him. He is an old man and we had promised the whole world that we won’t hurt them but we would arrest them for the whole world to see who is Wakili because all these while, he has been a faceless person, nobody knows him. We didn’t beat him or harm him. When we nabbed him, we put him inside a vehicle and handed him over to the police.
“The DPO then said he got a signal from the CP (Commissioner of Police) in Iyaganku. They have taken three of my men to Iyaganku now.”
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Olugbenga Fadeyi, did not respond to calls put to his line. A text message sent to his phone was also not replied to as of the time of filing this report.
Kidnappers and herdsmen abducting people have been warned to keep away from the South West or risk incurring the wrath of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC).
Giving the warning in an interview is the president of OPC, Aare Prince Osibote, who said the group will resist any attempt not only to make Yoruba land unsafe but also to turn it into den of criminals. Osibote, who succeeded late Dr. Fredrick Faseun as OPC leader also spoke on other national issues.
What is your reaction to the present state of insecurity in the country, especially the South West where suspected herdsmen and bandits have been kidnapping people?
As an organisation, OPC is worried about this security challenge, and our hope is that the various security agencies will be able to quickly nip in the bud the nefarious activities of bad elements behind these vices. As the leader of OPC, I’m calling on Yoruba and other people living in the South West not to panic. OPC is up to the task and we are fully prepared to defend the Yoruba land from any external aggressors. I’m giving the people of the South West the assurance that they should not panic. We are already doing our home work. We are ready to bare our fangs if provoked.
Don’t forget that the primary objective of setting up the OPC as an organisation is to defend and promote Yoruba interests, and we are ready at all times to do that. Enough is enough! These criminals should keep off Yoruba land or risk incurring the wrath of OPC.
Our warning to all these criminal elements is that they should stay away from Yoruba land. OPC under my watch will not allow Yoruba land to be turned into a den of criminals. Never! It will never happen. They should not play with fire. OPC can’t only bark but can also bite. We will not trigger or provoke any crisis, but any group or individual that attempt to disrupt peace in Yoruba land will have himself to blame. Everybody know what OPC can do, but we are for peace and unity of Nigeria, we don’t want to be provoked and this is why I’m using this medium to appeal to the Federal Government to take urgent steps to put adequate security measures in place to secure lives and properties of all Nigerians.
Why has your voice not been heard all this while on some of these burning national issues?
I have not been speaking out since I took over leadership of OPC after the death of our founder, Dr Frederick Fasheun because I have been undertaking reforms in OPC with a view of sanitising the organisation because on assuming leadership of the organisation, I discovered that some unscrupulous elements have mingled with the organisation and we needed to flush them out. Those are the bad elements that are giving OPC bad name. OPC as an organisation has good ideals and vision with the primary objective of promoting Yoruba interests, values and culture.
OPC was set up during the military era to fight injustice against the Yoruba race especially after the annulment of June 12, 1993 presidential election. At the time OPC was set up, former President, General Olusegun Obasanjo was being held in jail by the Abacha military junta. Part of the reasons OPC was set up was to fight the military junta that annulled the June 12 election, and also to ensure a return to democracy, and luckily we were able to achieve those objectives as democracy was restored to the country in 1999.
I’m determined to reform OPC because the impression some people have is that OPC is all about hooliganism and thuggery. But this is a wrong view of the group. Our objective as I said earlier is to promote Yoruba culture and practices. OPC members are not to be used as thugs or to unleash violence on people. I’m rebranding OPC, and this I’m doing quietly and this is why I have not been too loud in what I have been doing since assuming office as OPC leader. Moreover, I don’t believe in speaking too much. I believe in taking action rather than talking every time. Then, again we must try to find out, whether those talking every time have genuine intention or not, or whether they are doing so to attract attention with a view of getting something in return or not.
To tackle insecurity in the South West, some Nigerians are suggesting the idea of collaboration between the Police and OPC like it was done before. What’s your take on that?
It is a good idea, when Alhaji Musiliu Smith was the Inspector-General of Police, he initially expressed reservations about OPC activities but I later got an appointment with him, and I used the opportunity to explain to him in detail what OPC stands for. I told him that what people are telling him about OPC is not true. Then a lot of people were saying negative things about OPC. I took time to explain to Smith about the vision of OPC, and what the group stands for. My interactions with Smith led to collaboration between OPC and the Police, especially in the area of combating and tackling crime. His successor, Alhaji Tafa Adebayo Balogun sustained that relationship and during his time there was also collaboration between the Police and OPC to enhance security of lives and properties especially in the South West.
Balogun is a man that should be appreciated. During his tenure, not only Nigeria was effectively policed and secured but the South West in particular enjoyed peace and security. Tafa Balogun had zero tolerance for crime and criminals and it was during his time that ‘Operation Fire-For-Fire’ was introduced. He is a man that should be appreciated. In the history of OPC, Tafa Balogun can’t be forgotten for how he ensured that the Police and OPC worked in harmony to protect lives and properties of Nigerians especially in the South West. It is a pity and very unfortunate that Tafa Balogun is not being appreciated the way Nigerians ought to appreciate him over his achievements in the area of security. Like it was done during Smith, and Balogun’s era, we can also do it now. OPC is ready to collaborate, and work with the Police and other security agencies to tackle the problem of insecurity in the country if we are invited.
How would you assess President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration?
There is no individual that is 100 percent perfect. As a leader, the president I believe has been trying his best to move the nation forward. He has been trying to sanitise the country through his fight against corruption. Corruption has caused a lot of havoc in the country. It has become a hydra-headed monster that we need to tame. We should all join hands to fight corruption if we want Nigeria to attain greatness.
Some Nigerians recently canvassed death penalty as punishment for corruption, what’s your take on that?
I’m in support of it. Death penalty is okay for corruption. Through corruption and corrupt practices, looters are destroying the nation. They are also killing Nigerians. By the time a few corrupt people are hanged or executed other would-be looters will beat a retreat. I don’t see anything wrong with execution of looters. Their execution will serve as a deterrent. If looters are executed, there will be sanity. Nigeria will not be the first country to execute looters. In China, looters are executed. There are also other countries that do so.
As a way of fighting corruption some have suggested that the newly elected public office holders should be made to swear by traditional gods like Ogun, Esu etc, that doing so will help to stem or tackle corruption as many public office holders don’t respect the Bible and the Quran which are currently being used for swearing-in ceremonies. What’s your reaction?
I fully support it. It is another effective way to tackle corruption. These traditional gods are agents of the supreme deity Yoruba called Olodumare. When you swear falsely on any of these gods, you are playing with fire because if you swear on them, and when you get to public office and start stealing, you will incur the wrath of these traditional gods as calamities in various forms will start afflicting anybody that swears falsely with them and this is why our public office holders are afraid of them. But if these public office holders have genuine intention to serve and not to loot, they should not be afraid or develop cold feet if they ask them to swear by traditional gods.
What is your reaction to the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day?
It is a welcome development. OPC as an organisation was part of the June 12 struggle. OPC came into being as part of other movements that emerged to fight the injustice of June 12 annulment. President Buhari should be commended for making the declaration.
What are your expectations from President Buhari in this second term in office?
It is only in Nigeria that I see citizens abuse their leaders. Even though you may disagree with his policies and programme, you don’t need to abuse Buhari as a leader. There are polite ways to express your disagreement with him without resorting to abuse.
As for my expectations from him, he should fix the power sector. He promised to do this during his first term but up till today the problems besetting the sector are still there and we all know that power is the key to so many economic challenges facing the nation. If the power sector is fixed, there will be a boom in the economy. Then small scale enterprises will also thrive, and employment will be generated for many unemployed Nigerians.
Buhari also promised to tackle the problem of unresolved murders and assassinations. There are so many unresolved murders and assassinations. We need to unravel these, so Buhari should keep to his promise to let Nigerians know what happened in all these cases.
During his second term, Buhari should also ensure that he put in place, people-oriented programmes that will make life meaningful for Nigerians. He should also find ways to squarely address the problem of poverty.
To the South West governors, what’s your advice to them?
My advice is not only for the South West governors but all the newly elected leaders. They should know that they were elected to serve. They should therefore not be self-serving. They should not betray the electorate. They should know that public office is an avenue to serve and not platforms to loot. (The Sun)
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The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has condemned in totality the underhand agreement between South East governors and Fulani herdsmen group known as Miyetti Allah. The Fulani herdsmen is officially declared by the USA government and UN as the fourth most dangerous terrorist group in the world.
In a press statement released today, the leader of IPOB strongly condemed the subtle acceptance of Fulani herdsmen to form members of the vigilante group in South East Nigeria by the governors from that region, something many groups from Igboland, including Ohanaeze frown at.
Read the press release below:
I condemn in totality, both in letter and spirit the underhand agreement between South East Governors and Fulani terrorists that led to the idiotic call by Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), the fouth most deadly terror group in the world, for the establishment of Fulani terrorist vigilante groups in Igboland Biafra.
Without much ado, I wish to state as follows:
That it is extremely shocking and shameful that, at a time when Fulani cattle herders have turned to terrorists and ravaging the North, Middle Belt and Yorubaland, Southeast Governors allowed Miyetti Allah to get away with such criminal demand on our soil. It’s akin to telling someone in advance that you are coming to rob his house and he allowed you to just walk away, while pleading with you that you should reconsider. Instead of ordering their immediate arrest on the spot for daring to so brazenly reveal their criminal intention to invade Igboland, the spineless cowards that pass for SouthEast Governors appear to want to accommodate their demands. No doubt as payback for being rigged back into power by Abba Kyari led Fulani Cabal that run the government of Nigeria in the name of a dead Buhari.
2.. Miyetti Allah a mere cattle trading association, that later turned into a militant terrorist organisation is now openly threatening to conquer Igboland with the help of Igbo governors. It defies logic that Southeast Governors would care to give audience in the open in Igboland to an organisation that has been rated the fourth deadliest terrorist organisation in the world. Did the Southeast Governors stop to consider that Biafran traders in the far North, even though law abiding, can never be given the audience and reverence that these Southeast governors have so shamefully extended to Miyetti Allah.
3… Considering the weak and rambling response of Governor Dave Umahi to this criminal demand, we are certain these Southeast Governors have already granted this request; and in the unlikely event they have not, it’s highly probable that they will, albeit secretly. In such event, I hereby warn Miyetti Allah, Southeast Governors and their collaborators in the Southeast and elsewhere in Nigeria that IPOB will not tolerate the establishment of any Fulani militia, masquerading as vigilantes, in Southeast or anywhere else in Biafraland.
4…. We recall that it is the stated intention of IPOB to set up vigilante services, otherwise known as Biafran Security Services (BSS) that was used as the immediate excuse by the same Southeast Governors to proscribe IPOB, whereupon they proceeded to invite the Government of Nigeria to declare IPOB a terrorist organisation, all of which culminated in the Python Dance that claimed scores of innocent Biafran lives.
We are eagerly waiting for Miyetti Allah and their Fulani terror militia in Biafraland, an adventure they will regret for as long as they live. Their ancestors tried the same nonsense 300 years ago and returned to Zaria in humiliation, so will this Fulani army of darkness fail in 2019. Fulani caliphate must know that IPOB will not allow any of piece of Biafran territory to become another Illorin. We are waiting for Miyetti Allah with open arms.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu
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Forty-five-year-old Sunday Salami, who is alleged to have sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl, is now gnashing his teeth in regret, in the custody of the police in Lagos State.
Salami allegedly committed the criminal act in an uncompleted building located on Falade Lane, in Bariga area of the state. The suspect who is popularly known in the area as ‘Ose’ is alleged to have lured the teenager, Stella (not her real name), to the uncompleted building, where he held her for over 30 minutes and sexually defiled her.
Sunday Sun gathered that the shameful incident started when Salami, who is married with four children, under a playful guise, chased Stella around his compound with a catapult and entrapped her in an uncompleted building near his house, where he seized the chance to pin her down and then rape her. Witnesses who saw Salami chasing the girl erroneously thought that he was just being his usual avuncular self. But they never knew that he had an ulterior motive on that fateful day.
The rape survivor, an indigene of Kwara State, told Sunday Sun that she came to live in Lagos with her aunt after her father’s death three years ago, adding, “My mother still lives in Ilorin. I used to stay with my parents until my father died, and my mother couldn’t fend for us, her children. So, I was asked to come to stay in Lagos with my aunty.”
Narrating her ordeal, Stella said she was on an errand by her guardian when Salami accosted and raped her. She said her guardian popularly known in the neighbourhood as Iya Meta (mother of three) in the neighbourhood, sent her to carry a crate of soft drinks from a shop at Falade Lane.
“On getting there, Baba Ose aimed a catapult at me. I thought he would shoot so I ran into a house under renovation just beside Baba Ose’s house. When I ran in there, Salami rushed and closed the door. He then pushed me down, pulled up my clothes, grabbed my pant forcefully, and then raped me. I screamed but none of our neighbours could hear me because he covered my mouth with his hand as he raped me. I kept crying for help but no one heard me. When he finished, he warned me never to tell anyone what he had done. He threatened to kill me if I ever spoke to anyone about it,” she said amid tears.
Stella also disclosed that some children playing and loitering around the uncompleted house were the ones that saw what happened. “Three children saw Baba Ose and noticed that I was crying. They asked him what he was doing to me, he told them that he was beating me and told them to leave immediately.”
However, the bubble burst for Salami when Iya Meta, Stella’s aunt, became worried as she wondered why Stella took so long to bring the crate of soft drinks she sent her to carry. “I wondered why she spent almost 40 minutes to bring the crate of drinks because the shop is just a stone throw away from my kiosk. When I went out to look for her, I met her on the road sweating profusely. I was very angry when I saw her because I thought she had gone to play instead of bringing my drinks. But she denied playing and lied that she was delayed by the woman that was to give her the crate of soft drinks. I was furious and wanted to go and confront the woman to know why she held Stella for so long. But when I wanted to go she held me back saying that she told me a lie. It was then I began to suspect that something was wrong. I asked her again to tell the truth about where she went. It was then that she told me that Baba Ose held her in an uncompleted building and raped her. That was when I raised alarm because the shock was too much for me to bear.”
Many of the residents that gathered at the scene said they were furious at the news, because according to them, Salami had become notorious for allegedly lusting after under-aged girls in the community. “This is not the first time we have heard about Salami’s defilement cases,” some of the residents disclosed to Sunday Sun. “Just last year the news of how he raped two little girls was all over the street. And one of the victims was a physically challenged minor. The police should thoroughly investigate this matter. How can we have a paedophile living with us here?,” an elder in the community said.
A community leader and social worker of Child Protection Network (CPN), Shomolu Local Government Area, Comrade Toyin Okanlawon who got wind of the child abuse incident, moved in with police officers of Bariga Police Station to arrest Salami. Okanlawon said the rape incident was at the verge of being swept under the carpet again by some elders in the community before the police arrived. “When we got there, some residents and elders in the streets were begging and trying to reach a compromise between Salami and Iya Meta, not to get the police involved in the matter.”
Stating his own side of the story, Salami said: “I didn’t have sex with her. On that day, I saw her standing in the compound. So I aimed a catapult at her but she said I wouldn’t dare to shoot her. So, I started chasing her till she ran into the uncompleted house. I didn’t know the room she ran into. When she finally came out, I flogged her with a broom and then let her go.”
However, some furious residents and eyewitnesses hinted to Sunday Sun that no broom was seen at the scene and Salami could not produce the broom he claimed to have used to flog the girl. “Again, we didn’t see any scar on Stella’s body to show that she was actually flogged with a broom,” they chorused.
Confirming the incident, the Divisional Police Officer, Bariga Police Station, CSP Ayobo Nathaniel Ijaola, hinted that the case has been transferred to the Gender Unit at the headquarters of the Lagos Police Command, for further investigation and prosecution of the suspect. He further warned residents to always report criminal matters to the police and avoid trying to settle the matter themselves. “Residents should desist from taking laws into their own hands. The suspect was about to go scot-free after assaulting a minor until we came into the matter. We have done our investigations and have transferred Salami to the state police headquarters for prosecution.” (The Sun)
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Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, has been arrested by the Metropolitan Police after being expelled from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he has been hiding as a fugitive for seven years.
He is currently being held at a central London police station, before being presented before Westminster Magistrates’ Court “as soon as is possible”.
Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno said Assange had been “discourteous and aggressive” during his stay and added that he had broken multiple conditions of his asylum.
He said: “He particularly violated the norm of not intervening in the internal affairs of other states.
The most recent incident occurred in January 2019, when WikiLeaks leaked Vatican documents. Key members of that organisation visited Mr Assange before and after such illegal acts.”
He also claimed Assange had installed “distortion equipment” in the embassy, and that he had “mistreated guards”.
The 47-year-old Wikileaks founder was wanted by the UK police for breaching his bail conditions, after a saga that began in November 2010, when Sweden issued an international arrest warrant for Assange, after authorities in the country questioned him over allegations of sexual assault and rape, which he denied.
He claimed he would be extradited from Sweden to the US because of his role in publishing hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables.
The hacker surrendered to British police in 2012 and was released on bail within 10 days, but breached his bail conditions after an unsuccessful appeal against extradition to Sweden. He was then granted asylum by Ecuador and allowed to remain in the embassy. (Instablog)
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‘She jumped on me and raped me’: Nursing home carer is arrested for assaulting a dementia patient after she was found naked inside the man’s room during her overnight shift
Guettie Belizaire, 39, was arrested on Monday for allegedly raping the man at the Brookshire Assisted Living Facility in Melbourne, Florida
Belizaire, who is a certified nurse, was allegedly found by coworkers naked and getting dressed in the man’s bathroom at about 5am on December 13
Police said employees noticed the man ‘distraught and confused’ in his bed and he later told officers: ‘She jumped on me and raped me’
Police said employees at the nursing home had been looking for Belizaire after noticing she had been absent for more than 90 minutes
Authorities said DNA evidence came back last month linking her to the victim
By EMILY CRANE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
Guettie Belizaire, 39, was arrested on Monday for allegedly assaulting the man during her overnight shift at the Brookshire Assisted Living Facility in Melbourne, Florida in December
A Florida nursing home carer has been accused of raping an elderly patient with dementia after she was found naked in the man’s room and he told police she jumped on him.
Guettie Belizaire, 39, was arrested on Monday for allegedly assaulting the man during her overnight shift at the Brookshire Assisted Living Facility in Melbourne in December.
Belizaire, who is a certified nurse, was allegedly found by coworkers naked and getting dressed in the man’s bathroom at about 5am on December 13.
Police said employees noticed the man ‘distraught and confused’ in his bed.
‘She jumped on me and raped me,’ the man told police when they were called to the facility.
Police said employees at the nursing home had been looking for Belizaire after noticing she had been absent for more than 90 minutes.
Belizaire denied ever being in the room with the victim but provided police with a DNA saliva swab.
The elderly man, who suffers from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, was taken to a nearby hospital where a sexual assault kit was completed.
The certified nurse was arrested and faced court on Tuesday after police said DNA came back linking her to the elderly dementia patient
Police issued an arrest warrant last month for Belizaire on charges of lewds and lascivious molestation of an elderly person and abuse of an elderly person
DNA evidence from the kit was returned to police on March 25 and police said it confirmed the victim’s claim that he had been assaulted Belizaire.
Police issued an arrest warrant for Belizaire on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation of an elderly person and abuse of an elderly person.
Belizaire was taken into custody on Monday and faced a judge the following day where she was held on $10,000 bond. She will be arraigned next month.
Belizaire was immediately suspended following the incident and later fired by the nursing home.
‘At The Brookshire, the safety and well-being of our staff and residents is always our highest priority,’ a spokeswoman for the facility said following Belizaire’s arrest.
‘Our center complies with numerous state and federal regulations, as well as internal policies that are designed to keep residents safe.
‘While the ongoing investigation of this case prevents us from commenting on details, we followed all of the appropriate protocols, including the immediate suspension and eventual termination of the employee in question. We will continue to fully cooperate with local authorities and state agencies as their investigation continues.’
Belizaire was immediately suspended from the Brookshire Assisted Living Facility in Melbourne, Florida following the incident and was later fired by the nursing home
Source: Daily Mail
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A teenage girl Ngozi Eze, who went for a JAMB lesson in Enugu was found lifeless after being allegedly raped to death by unknown men.
The girl who was a JAMB candidate and taking evening classes in preparation for the UTME examination was found dead in a bush behind Community Secondary School, Imufu, Enugu.
After long hours of no return from her JAMB lessons, the family searched for her and declared her missing.
Jonathan Eze, the deceased’s father revealed he had earlier dropped her daughter with his motorbike at the tutorial centre.
Mourning the death of his daughter, Eze told the crowd that gathered in the bush where his daughter’s corpse was found that he took her on his motorcycle to the Township School, Ogrute, Enugu Ezike, where she went for JAMB lessons in the evening of Tuesday.
According to him, he went back later to pick her only to be informed that somebody had given her a lift.
“I left Township School, Ogrute and went home straight, hoping to see her but she wasn’t there. We waited till 8 pm and started looking for her.
“She was not the type that normally socialises. We did not sleep as her telephone number was switched off. It was only this morning (Wednesday) that we got information that her corpse was found here.
“She was to enter the university last year when she completed her secondary education but we prevailed on her to exercise patience for her elder brother to graduate because we cannot afford to train two persons in the university.
“Since then, she has been working hard to gain admission this year, but this is what has now happened.” (Peplnews.net)
An 18-year old girl, who is a victim of sexual abuse, yesterday told an Ikeja Special Offence and Domestic violence Court, Lagos that her 52 -year -old father, Folorunso Oluwaseun had sexual intercourse with her for four years in order to enhance her private parts.
Testifying before Justice Sybil Nwaka, the victim (name withheld) said that the sexual abuse began when she was 12-years old while she was living with him at their Ikorodu residence in Lagos.
While being led in evidence by the prosecuting counsel, Babajide Boye, she said, “I was staying with my father with my four other siblings, (two boys and two girls) in a room apartment”.
“My father called me and said that my breast is not as big as that of my mates and that he would help me suck it with his mouth so that it can get bigger.
“I was in JSS 3 when he started. He asked me to sleep with him on the bed and he began to suck my breasts.
“The following day, I told my younger sister about the incident and she condemned it.
“The following week, he told me that I am not as fat as my mates and that he help pour sperm inside me so that I can be as fat as my peers.
“I allowed him have sex with me and thereafter, he gave me salt water to drink,” she said.
The victim further told the court that her mother left her father’s house in the year 2012 as the duo were always having marital issues.
“My father continued to abuse me sexually and when I told my younger sister about it, she said it is a curse and that the bible condemns it.
“I said same to my dad but he said it is not a curse because God knows that he does not have a wife.
“I attempted to stop him but he denied me and my siblings food for days until I gave in again.
“He said the more he continues to have sex with me, the more it will help him make more money to take care of us.
“My mum came but left again after about a month. He stopped when she was around and started again when she left.
“I didn’t tell my mum because he said I should not tell her. We usually go to the Apostolic church camp every year and he told me that his sister reported him to his mum and rather than rebuking him, she told him not to get me pregnant. I told my sister and she said my dad family don’t like us at all”
“In 2016, my mother came back to stay with us, she caught us one night when my father was trying to have sex with me. She screamed and my father threatened to kill her.
“my mother later took my siblings and me to Ibadan where she was formerly residing.
“I was teaching in a small school in Ibadan and we used to call him to send us money but he will say until we come back to Ikorodu. I didn’t want to go back so I went to the proprietress of the school to request for a salary increment.
“she asked of my dad after I complained that the pay was too small for my family upkeep and I told her everything I went through in the hands of my father.
“She said she knows someone who can help me at justice development peace commission at Basorun Ibadan. I told them all that happened and they said they will help me but I have to come to Lagos and they gave us a number to call at Alausa, Ikeja”
“we were directed to Justice Development Peace Commission in Ibadan but we were referred to Alausa Ikeja and I was asked to report at the police station.
“I was referred to Miracle centre to run a test. After the test, we went back to the police station and we later went to arrest my father in Ikorodu.
While being cross-examined by the defence counsel, Worker Oduagbaka, the victim maintained that she was living in a room apartment but a room was later added to it, making a room and parlour.
However, Oluwaseun was arraigned on a 2 count charge bordering on sexual assault and defilement of a minor.
Justice Nwaka adjourned the matter till June 21, 2018, for the continuation of trial. (New Telegraph)