How our father defiled, raped us, two sisters tell court

How our father defiled, raped us, 2 sisters tell court

Two sisters on Monday told an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Special Offences Court, how their father, Gabriel Ogbar, allegedly defiled and raped them at their residence at Oke-Ogbe, Atura area of Badagry, Lagos State.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two sisters (names withheld) made the revelation at the ongoing trial of Ogbar, a middle-aged driver, for defiling and raping his three daughters.

Sister A (23) told the court that she endured sexual abuse from her father for five-years from the age of 12 until she was 18-years-old.

She said in her testimony: “When I was 12-years-old, I was living with my mum and dad, my mum is not always around because she is a businesswoman and my father was a driver at the time.

“Whenever my mother is not around, he comes to me at night with a knife or screwdriver or something harmful to threaten me to open up to sleep with me, because I was scared at the time, I gave in to his requests to sleep with me.

“It continued for a very long time, I could not tell anyone about it because I was scared. When I got to the age of 18-years, there was a night he came to me but I ran to my mum’s pastor who is Mrs Ochiegbu and I reported the event to her.

“I hid in her church and my dad came and was saying that I should start coming home but unknown to him, I had explained everything to them at church, I waited at the church till my mother returned and I went home with her.

“The next day, the pastor called my mother and told her everything I told her, she was upset and did not know what to do.”

Sister A said that her father continued to ask her for sex and she had to run away from home for a year, she said she had thought the abuse at home had stopped until her older sister (Sister B) caught their father defiling their 13-year-old sister.

“I and my older sister (Sister B) went for a vigil, my father did not allow our younger sister to go for the vigil, my older sister said she had a funny feeling and needed to go home to check on our younger sister.

“When she got home everywhere was quiet and being suspicious, she went to the window to peep and she saw my dad trying to rape our younger sister, he had just finished fingering her.

“My older sister shouted and ran back to the church to report what happened, I and my older sister went back to the house to get our younger sister out of the house.

“He started attacking us and we started fighting him too, our younger sister ran out and we told her to go to the church until my mum came because she comes late.

“We reported to our mum and asked our younger sister how long it had been going on and she explained that it had been a very long time he had been doing it to her and that she told her uncle at school,” she said.

Sister A said that the abuse was reported to Andrew Ogbar, the defendant’s brother who threatened them that they should not testify against their father.

Sister B who is 25-years-old while giving her testimony, told the court that the sexual abuse from their father started when she was 10-years-old.

She said that nobody believed her when she reported the abuse to the police.

“When it started, he threatened that he will kill me if I told anyone, because he used to scare me, I used to run away from home to stay with my friends and my mum never knew about it.

“One day he was beating and threatening me, I could not take it anymore and I again ran away from home. He was pursuing me and I ran to the police station at Iba.

“The police asked me what happened and I told them what happened, the police thought I was lying because my father was pursuing me.

“The police caught him, he denied my allegations and said that it is because I ran away from home, that is why I made up the allegations, the police believed him,” Sister B said.

She said the family moved to Atura in Badagry and the sexual abuse continued. Sister B also gave insight into the night she caught her father defiling her 13-year-old sister.

“I looked through the window and saw my father sleeping with my little sister. I went into the house and caught my father coming out of the room he shares with my mum.

“I saw my little sister shaking and crying and my father ran out immediately he saw me asking me why I was back home from the vigil and I thought to myself that this man thinks I don’t know what is going on.

“I asked my younger sister what happened and she said that daddy just finished sleeping with her, I was angry and provoked, I shouted because I wanted the whole street to know what was going on,” Sister B said.

Sister B said that following the revelation that their father was also defiling the youngest sister, their father became aggressive, threatening the sisters and their mother.

“The threats were too much, my father hit my mother with a stick and wanted to burn her alive with fuel.

“We reported him to the Marogbo Police Station but he kept evading arrest until the police caught him.

“When the police saw the injuries on my mum’s hand from my father, they believed us and that is when we were taken from one court to another,” she said.

While being cross-examined by Mr Peter Odoeme, Sister B noted that she caught her father defiling their 13-year-old sister in July 2015.

NAN reports that on Feb. 25, the youngest sister (name withheld) had privately given evidence in court about the alleged defilement.

The press and members of the public were asked to leave the courtroom during the third sister’s testimony because she was a minor.

Following the testimony of the sisters, Justice Abiola Soladoye adjourned the case until May 23 for continuation of trial. (NAN)

Girl, 13, impregnated by 42-Year-Old father gives birth in Edo

Girl, 13, impregnated by 42-Year-Old father gives birth in Edo

By Cajetan Mmuta, BENIN

A 13-year-old primary six pupil has given birth to a baby at the Central Hospital Benin, the Edo state capital.

The girl who hails from Cross River state was impregnated by her father.

New Telegraph investigation showed that the girl put to bed on Saturday last week at the hospital.

She was still in primary school when her father identified as Mr. Friday Moses impregnated her.

Findings revealed that the teenager has since then been in protective custody of the Edo State government.

It was further learnt that she is the eldest daughter of her 42 years old father.

Mr. Moses, a commercial motorcyclist, had been having sex with his own daughter when she was seven years old shortly after the death of her mother.

A Family Court sitting in the state had in October last year sentenced the man to 14 years imprisonment with hard labour without an option of fine for the abominable act.

She had told newsmen in Benin, the state capital that she would like to continue with her education in order to fulfill her dream ambition of becoming a medical doctor, pointing out that as at the time her father put her in a family way, she was yet to write her First School Leaving Certificate examination.

The teenager, therefore, appealed to good spirited individuals and organizations to come to her help towards supporting her education.

The Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Philip Ugbodaga, said yesterday that he has directed the management to cancel the medical bills of the teenage mother.

Dr. Ugbodaga said the hospital was in collaboration with the Ministry if Women Affairs and Social Development to take proper care of the teenage mother and her baby.

He stated that subsequent assistance for the victim would be based on situation that arose.

Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Ms Magdalene Ohenhen, could not be reached yesterday for comments on the matter.

Credit: New Telegraph

Boy, 13, beheads mum

Boy, 13, beheads mum

by Ikechukwu Odu, Nsukka

A 13 year old post primary school dropout, on Friday beheaded his mother at Isiagu Ibakwa in Igboeze South local council of Enugu state.

The boy whose name was given as Ifesinachi Ugwueze was said to have hacked his mother, Beatrice Ugwueze, a widow in yet to be disclosed issue.

The deceased was alone with her son in the house and grinding pepper for lunch with her local grinding stone when Ifesinachi descended on her with a cutlass and severed her head from the rest of her body.

The screaming and groan of the deceased alerted the neighbourhood who chased the suspect in his attempt to escape.

The incident set the community in a turmoil as an angry mob gathered to lynch the boy.

He was tied and forced to drink the pool of blood gushing out of his mother’s lifeless body.

He later died before the arrival of the officers of Nigeria Police Force.

Enugu command Police spokesman, Superindent Ebere Amaraizu said while confirming the incident said: “Tragedy had allegedly struck at about 1:30 pm at Isiagu Ibagwa in Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State when a son identified as one Ifesinachi Ukwueze had allegedly murdered his mother identified as Beatrice Ukwueze with a cutlass over a yet to be established issue/issues. It was further gathered that the action of Ifesinachi Ukwueze allegedly angered irate mob who had descended heavily on him and left him lifeless before the arrival of the security operatives.

Meanwhile the dead body of the deceased son and the mother have been deposited in a nearby mortuary just as a full scale investigations have commenced into the incident.”

Credit: The Nation

News Headlines Feb 5, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Feb 5, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

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How we sneak into female hostels to steal pants for money ritual, suspect

How we sneak into female hostels to steal pants for money ritual

A suspect displaying a female underwear he stole

By Esther Onyegbula

Activities of fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo Plus, have assumed a worrisome dimension.Before now, their targets were gullible foreigners.

But today, fraudsters, who would stop at nothing in their quest to get rich, have settled for female pants to achieve it.

In the last couple of months, stealing of panties for ritual purposes has gradually replaced killing of humans and harvesting of human parts which used to be the norm.

Investigations reveal that the discharge from a lady’s private part on any stolen pant is believed to be vital for money ritual.

Consequently, from Imo to Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Edo, Anambra, among other states in the country, stealing of pants has been on the increase. Pant thieves caught by residents, were, in many instances, lynched before the arrival of security agents.

Meanwhile, some of the perpetrators were said to have devised means such as disguising as women to steal pants spread on lines to dry. Female hostels and dormitories are worst hit, as several students have had their pants stolen.

Worst hit

One of such pant thieves was caught in a female hostel at Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese-Ijebu on Monday. The suspect, as gathered, disguised as a woman selling ice cream to gain access into the hostel.

But as he was leaving, some students, out of curiosity, demanded to know what was in the bulky bag he was carrying only to discover that it was filled with pants.

On January 11, 2019, at about 6:48am, policemen attached to Central Police Station (CPS), Onitsha, Anambra State arrested one Chinonye Okorie, aged 19, for allegedly stealing pants. Okorie, who allegedly stole the pants that had been washed and spread on a line at No. 21 Umuna Street Odoakpu, Onitsha, said he intended to sell them for N80, 000.

Also on January 9, 2019, a middle aged man, simply identified as Ifeanyi, was almost lynched after he was caught stealing ladies’ pants at a students’ hostel located at Mgbakwu in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Ifeanyi, who hails from Umuneke in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State, confessed that he had already stolen over 58 women pants before he ran out of luck as he was caught red-handed by a woman in the early hours of that day.

During interrogation, Ifeanyi said he broke into the house at about 2am and headed straight to the line where some pants were hanged. He was putting them into his bag when he was apprehended. The suspect further revealed that he had been in the business of stealing pants for quite some time, saying he sold them to a man he identified as Emeka Ofor at the rate of N500 each.

He said: “I stole pants from girls’ hostels. I used to sell them to Emeka Ofor, who also hails from Umuneke in Udi LGA at the rate of N500 per piece”.

In Edo State, the story is the same, if not more alarming. But determined to put a stop to it, Oba Ewuare II of Benin-City warned youths, especially Yahoo Boys, against stealing pants for money rituals to desist from the act or face the consequences.

Few days after, a man was caught stealing female pants at Ring Road area of Benin-City. When asked how much he sold the pants, he declined to speak. Female leggings, boxers, underwear and other clothing items were also found in his possession.

In Auchi Sabo South Ibie, Edo State, a man who claimed to be a pastor was caught, on January 15, 2019, picking pants, braziers and pads.

Still in Edo State, precisely on December 5, 2018, a man was beaten to coma for allegedly stealing pants and other clothing items in Okpella.

The suspect revealed that one Alhaji introduced him to a man nicknamed ‘Correct’ who told him to go and hustle for pants in order to make quick cash.

He claimed that the said man was the person who dropped him off at the street to steal the items before he was caught.

In Imo State, a young man was almost lynched when he was caught stealing female pants and other clothing items in Umuokoro Umuihi village in Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area on November 11, 2018.

When he could not give reasonable explanation on his mission, angry villagers beat him mercilessly before handing him over to members of a vigilante group in the community.

Mentally deranged

In Ondo State, a man, whose appearance looked like a mentally deranged person, was apprehended with ladies’ pants and used sanitary pads on January 2, 2019.

But for the swift intervention of officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the suspect would have been burnt alive by a mob that insisted he had a sinister motive, despite entreaties by his relatives that he was mentally ill.

The Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC in the state, Mr Oladapo Samuel, who confirmed the incident, said investigation had commenced into the matter, adding that the suspect would be subjected to a psychiatric test in order to determine his mental health.

Still in Ondo, two security guards, Samuel Linus and Adekunle Ogundana, were arrested for allegedly stealing underwear belonging to the daughter of a clergyman within the premises of a church.

Although the suspects, who were paraded on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, by the Ondo State Police Command, denied the allegations, police spokesperson, Femi Joseph, said the daughter of the clergyman washed two of her pants and spread them on the line at about 8p.m. in the presence of the guards but that by 6a.m. next day, the pants had disappeared.

Investigation reveals that the increasing rate of pant thieves may have been because of its lucrative nature, as each stolen pant is said to be sold for between N250, 000 and N300, 000 to ritualists who use them for money.

Following the development, ladies across the country, especially those who live in hostels, are careful about what happens to their pants.

As part of measures to protect their pants, some women burn old ones so that they don’t fall into wrong hands.

One Onome Benson, who spoke to Sunday Vanguard on the issue, said, “In the light of pant stealing, ladies need to be alert. Since some people are desperate to take what does not belong to them, using desperate measures, we need to protect ourselves so that our pants won’t be used for evil purposes”.

Goodbye to wearing pants

Recently, a famous actress, Lizzy Gold Onuwaje (Lizzy Gold), publicly disclosed her decision to stop wearing pants because of pant thieves.

“I’m saying goodbye to wearing pants. No more wearing of underwear. Recently I heard some ladies were returning from church and they were stopped by some gunmen who asked them to remove their pants. I heard this from a reliable source, so please let’s be on guard”, she said.

“To my colleagues, you know we spend most of our time in hotels during filming, we can’t trust these hotel workers. They might come in when you are not around and steal your pants. I beg you, if you can’t avoid wearing pants, then travel with just two pants so you will be able to monitor them. I repeat, you can’t trust anyone, even ladies now steal pants. Protect your sanity, always be on guard and also protect your peace. All ladies should stay awake and be more prayerful”

The Public Relations Officer, Zone 2 of the Nigeria Police, Onikan , Lagos, Dolapo Badmus, said pant thieves caught would be charged with attempted murder.

She took to her Instagram page on January 5, 2019 to address the growing rate at which female pants are stolen.

Badmos added that suspects had been confessing to using stolen female pants for money ritual.

She wrote, “What is the in thing about (the) increase in (the) stealing of underpants? Learnt the ones caught in the act always confess to be using it for rituals, where the owner dies prematurely….. Henceforth anyone caught stealing pants might not be charged for stealing but attempted murder. This has to stop”.

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How MC Oluomo was stabbed, Wasiu Ayinde’s publicist gives eyewitness account

How chief, MC Oluomo, was stabbed, by K1 Publicist

by Tajudeen Adebanjo

The Publicist of Fuji maestro, Wasiu Ayinde Anifowoshe, Kunle Rasheed has narrated the events that led to the stabbing of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Lagos State Treasurer Musiliu Akinsanya (a.k.a MC Oluomo) during the rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Skypower Grounds, Ikeja Government Reservation Area (GRA) last Tuesday.

According to him, the crisis, which was purely union matter, started between NURTW State Auditor Adekunle Mustapha (Sego) and Idumota Chairman Azeez Lawal (a.k.a Kunle Poly) on K1’s stage.

He said: “Both of them (Mustapha and Lawal) had issues on K1’s stage and K1 waded into the matter. At a point, Mustapha left the stage. Not quite long. MC Oluomo came on stage and exchanged greetings with K1, NURTW State Chairman, Tajudeen Agbede. As at that time, the boys of Sego and Kunle Poly had started fighting on the ground. So, it was not safe for MC Oluomo to leave the stage until one of Kunle Poly’s boys came on stage and threatening to kill MC Oluomo with a dagger. Agbede slapped him three times and chased him away. K1 also joined him to chase him away from the stage. He later returned to the stage and stabbed MC Oluomo and one Abija. That was how it happened.”

According to him, if not for K1, the crisis would have been bigger than that as he repeatedly talking to both warring parties to douse the tension.

“I was on the stage with them. I was there all through. K1 tried his best to resolve the crisis between the NURTW leaders over the State Chairmanship tussle even before that rally. People should stop accusing K1 of not doing enough to resolve their crisis,” he said.

Rasheed denied that the musician abuse Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, which some said led the supporters of the governor to start the crisis.

According to him, the track people were referring to has nothing to do with Ambode.

“If you check the new album he made for (Babajide) Sanwo-Owu, that track is there. He has even sang the track long before the crisis started. The track is all about APC and the party’s governorship candidate,” he said.

On why K1 continue singing while Ambode was making his speech, Rasheed described it as normal practice.

“If you are at the APC Convention in Abuja, the instruction was that as soon as someone is introduced, K1 will sing. Same thing happened at the Skypower Grounds, K1 started singing when Governor Ambode handed the party’s flag to Sanwo-Olu and that has nothing to do with the crisis. He didn’t abuse or insulted Governor Ambode as some are peddling,” he said.

Man kills wife, two sons in Edo over infidelity allegation

Man kills wife, two sons in Edo over infidelity allegation

A 35-year old man suspect, identified as Uwaila, on Sunday shot dead his wife and two sons in Edo State, accusing her of infidelity.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident happened at Ovbiogie village in Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, MR Hakeem Odumosun, who visited the scene of the incident, promised that the suspect would be charged to court after the conclusion of the investigation into the case.

The suspect was said to have shot through the door into the room where his wife and children ran into for safety and locked themselves in, following an argument.

The News Agency of Nigeria also reports that residents of the community wailed almost uncontrollably when officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps came to evacuate the corpses.

Narrating what happened, the suspect who was in police custody, said his wife accused him of having girlfriends and threatened to retaliate by going out with other men.

Uwaila said he drove out of the house in anger and came back to see that his wife locked herself and his sons inside one of the rooms.

The suspect said he shot through the door, adding that in the process, the bullet hit them on the bed.

(NAN)

Father Begs Boko Haram Son To Surrender

Father Begs Boko Haram Son To Surrender

By NAN

Malam Baba Modu, an 80 year-old father to a Boko Haram commander, popularly called ‘Ba-Ana’, has begged his son to surrender and embrace peace.

Modu made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Maiduguri.

He said that he was unable to persuade his son to abandon the cause and surrender under the Federal Government’s Operation Safe Corridor.

Recounting his ordeal, Modu said his son was conscripted by the insurgents in 2012 at a farm in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno.

“I lost hope of meeting my son after his abduction in the past seven years. One day, I met someone who told me that my son was alive and mentioned where I can find him.

”I was also told he is one of the commanders of the Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram.

“I travelled to the shores of the Lake Chad to plead with Ba-Ana to surrender and embrace peace. It took me about one week to get to where I met him.

“When I arrived at the camp, I told them that I am the father of Ba’ana and after series of interrogations, they asked me to wait for him to return from a mission.

“Ba-Ana returned at night, he was marveled to see me, and when he heard my voice; he told his men that I am his father.

“I pleaded with him for about 30 days in a bid to convince him to lay down his arms and embrace peace, regrettably he did not heed my counsel.

“Ba-Ana confessed that he killed many people and believed that the authorities would not forgive his crimes. He also believed that he had committed his life in the course of God.

“I did not lose hope; I will continue to pray God to heal his soul and bring him back to me,“ he said.

Father of policewoman killed during Offa robbery dies

Offa robbery: Father of slain female officer dies

Some of the suspects with their weapons

By Demola Akinyemi

Ilorin—Father of one of the slain police officers, identified as Mrs Yemisi Makinde, nee Oyeyemi, killed during the April 5, 2018 Offa bank robbery in Kwara State reportedly died, weekend, in Ilorin, Kwara state capital.

Vanguard reliably gathered that the late Mr. Oyeyemi, who had been in serious agony since the death of his daughter, died at his country home, Upper Gaa Akanbi area, of Ilorin exactly nine months after his daughter was killed during the armed robbery attack in Offa.

Recall that during the attack; about 31 residents of the town including officers of the Nigeria Police Force were killed.

The five suspected armed robbers are currently facing trial at the Ilorin High Court over the attack.

It was, however, gathered weekend that the late Oyeyemi, a retired Inspector in the Nigeria Police Force, who hails from Agbonda town, Irepodun local government council area of the state , was said to have fallen sick immediately after the untimely death of his daughter .

Sources close to his family disclosed in Ilorin, yesterday, that the deceased developed high blood pressure due to the shock of his daughter’s death. .

Vanguard further gathered that all the drugs he had been using to manage the ailment suddenly failed to achieve the desired change, a development that complicated his sickness at the weekend and ultimately claimed his life.

Sources also told Vanguard that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital Complex, UITHC, Ilorin.

It was further learned that the family of the deceased were already meeting at press time to decide the date of his burial.

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Cleric who defiled five-year-old pupil blames enemies’ spiritual attack

I was under my enemies’ spell –Cleric who raped girl, five..

Afeez Hanafi

Abdulsalam Salaudeen, a 43-year-old Islamic cleric in Igando, Lagos State, who was arrested for allegedly raping his five-year-old Arabic schoolgirl, has owned up to committing the crime.

The father of five blamed the crime on the handiwork of his enemies whom he said had cast a spell on him.

Salaudeen, in an interview with City Round during the week, claimed that he had been having a running battle with spiritual forces for years.

He said on Friday, December 28, 2018 when the incident happened at a section of the Arabic school on Awoyemi Street, Igando Road, he fought the devil back and forth by saying aausubillahi (God forbid) to no avail.

The native of Oyo State explained that he was accused of raping a girl in his class some years ago when he was living at Ikotun, a neighbouring community, adding that shame forced him to relocate to Igando. “It is the work of the devil,” he said in Yoruba, burying his head in his right palm.

He went on, “I have been living in Lagos for 25 years. I have a wife and five children. My wife and three of the children live with me. My wife does not deny me of sex. The girl was brought for Arabic class about five months ago. On that day, I asked her to go and sweep a section of the class. The place was separated by a wall and I followed her. I asked her to stand on a bench and face the wall. I rolled up her skirts and removed her panties. As I wanted to penetrate her from the anus, I said ‘aausubillahi, aausubillahi (God forbid)’. It was the devil that pushed me to it. My penis only grazed her private parts.

“While I was living in Ikotun, I was accused of raping one of the children attending my class. But I did not rape the girl. She needed a uniform we used in the class and I took her to a tailor to take her measurements. I have been battling with spiritual wars since then. My enemies are many and they have been casting spells on me. I relocated to Igando and started a new Arabic class.”

Salaudeen stated he had regretted his action, noting that he was shocked when he was confronted with a video clip, showing how he molested the girl.

Our correspondent learnt that a neighbour had gone to see Salaudeen at his class recently when he stumbled on him fondling the victim. The neighbour was said to have left unknown to Salaudeen.

A police source told City Round that the neighbour reported the case to a child rights’ organisation in the community and he was advised to do a secret video next time he caught the cleric in the act.

“The informant was asked to do a video to get evidence that could nail the cleric. He was well respected in the community and he could have easily denied the allegation. Many people would also not believe he could do such a thing without the video,” the source added.

While speaking about the incident, the spokesperson for the police in the state, CSP Chike Oti, said Salaudeen was arrested after the informant reported the crime at the command headquarters in Ikeja with the video clip.

Oti said, “On Friday, December 28, 2018, a good Nigerian visited the headquarters of the Lagos State Police Command with a video evidence of an Islamic cleric, aka Alfa, having anal sex with a five-year-old girl that he was supposed to be teaching Islamic studies. The complainant sought audience with the state Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi.

“The CP, after watching the heartrending video, directed the command’s undercover operatives attached to the State Intelligence Bureau to immediately arrest the culprit and hand him over to the Gender Section for detailed investigation. The operatives went in search of the Alfa and arrested him near a mosque in the Igando area of the state.”

Oti explained that the suspect initially denied the allegation when he was grilled at the Gender unit, noting that he, however, owned up to committing the crime after the Officer-in-Charge of the unit, ASP Abimbola Williams, confronted him with the video of him defiling the child by penetrating her anus and private parts.

“On seeing how he was captured like an actor in a movie, the suspect broke down in tears and owned up to committing the crime. The case will be charged to court soon,” Oti added.

The CP commended the informant and warned parents and guardians to keep constant watch over their children and wards. Imohimi urged parents not to trust their children with anybody and to be friendly with them.

He added, “Let your children be free to share things with you. Do not cover up any crime, no matter who is involved. Raise the alarm on child molesters in your neighbourhood so they can face the law to serve as a deterrent to others.”

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