Domestic staff kills employer, 89-year-old mother two days after he was employed

Police arrest domestic staff for allegedly killing employer, 89-year-old mother

Ifeoluwa Adediran

The police in Lagos on Thursday said a 22-year old domestic staff in Surulere has been arrested for allegedly killing his employer and her mother.

The suspect, identified as Joseph Ogbu, a native of Oju local government area of Benue State, allegedly committed the act in the early hours of Thursday, Bala Elkana, the Lagos State police spokesperson said this in a statement.

According to the statement, the Surulere Police Station received a distress call from the address of the deceased in the early hours of Thursday that an employee murdered his employer and her mother.

Mr. Ogbu was employed on Tuesday, June 18, and he allegedly killed his employer two days after his employment.

The employer who was murdered was identified as Oreoluwa John, 38, and her 89-year-old mother, Adejoke John.

The suspect stabbed Mrs John to death when they had an argument about cleaning the house, and the 89-year old mother died due to the shock.

According to the police, the suspect claimed that “his employer asked him to clean the house at about 9 p.m. of 19th June but an argument ensued between them, which prompted him to stab her with a knife.”

“The shock of her death made her aged mother to slum and died,” the statement added.

The police said after confessing to the crime, Mr Ogbu said he moved some valuable properties such as electronics, handsets, and household items into the employer’s Toyota Camry car and attempted to escape.

He was arrested by police officers who were on patrol at the Ogunlana area.

The police said they recovered the vehicle and other items that were stolen from the suspect.

Mr Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the crime scene was sealed off and the corpses taken to Mainland Hospital, Yaba, for autopsy.

The State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, is still investigating the case and the suspect would be charged to court, the police said.

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Father, son remanded for raping, impregnating teenager

Father, son remanded for raping, impregnating teenager

• Home video seller nabbed for molesting minor in Lagos
Deji Lambo

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Kabiru Oke, and his son, Faruq, for allegedly raping and impregnating the daughter of the sister to Kabiru’s wife in the Egbeda area of the state.

The suspects were alleged to have taken advantage of the fact that the victim lived with them by having carnal knowledge of her and threatened to kill her if she revealed the molestation to anyone.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, in a statement on Sunday, said the suspects were exposed after the victim’s mother suspected some changes in her, which led to the discovery that she was pregnant.

He stated that the personnel of the command arrested the suspects after receiving a complaint from the victim’s mother, adding that both Kabiru and Faruq had been charged to court for molestation.

Elkana said, “On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, the command’s Gender Unit received a complaint of molestation of a minor reported by the mother of the minor against the husband of her elder sister, Kabiru Oke, 44, and his son, Faruq Oke, 19, at No 1 Olatikupo Street, Egbeda.

“The victim has lived with the perpetrators for a couple of years. The unholy affair between the minor and the first suspect started on Saturday, October 20, 2018, with the suspect having constant sexual intercourse with the victim. The second suspect, being the son of the first suspect, started having unlawful carnal knowledge of the same minor on Thursday, January 10, 2019. The suspects had constantly threatened to kill the victim if she ever told anyone about the affairs.

“The victim exposed them when her mother noticed some changes in her and discovered that she was pregnant. The victim was taken to the Mirabel Centre by our Gender Unit for medical examination. The two suspects were arrested and charged to Magistrates’ Court 2, Ogba, for molestation. The case was adjourned till Monday, May 13, 2019, while the suspects were remanded in the Kirikiri Prison.”

Similarly, one Alfred Marainerume, 45, has been arrested by the command for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl around Oke Itunu Church Close in the Ejigbo area of the state.

Elkana said whenever the victim was coming back from school, Alfred usually lured her into his shop to have sex with her, adding that the victim’s grandmother, after perceiving some unusual odour on the victim’s body, subjected her to questioning that made her to reveal how the suspect had been having carnal knowledge of her inside his shop.

The PPRO stated that Alfred usually gave the victim some drugs after sex to prevent her from getting pregnant, adding that in his statement to the police, the suspect revealed that he turned the victim into his sex partner after he divorced from his wife in May 2018.

He said, “The matter was reported to our Gender Unit by the mother of the victim. The complainant stated that they live on the same street with the suspect and that the suspect usually called the victim into his shop while on her way back from school along Iyana Ejigbo Road, Lagos, were he sells Nigerian home videos, and have unlawful sexual intercourse with her in the shop.

“The crime began in May 2018 up to Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The suspect, in his statement to the police, said that he turned the victim into his sex partner after he divorced his wife in May 2018. The matter was discovered on Saturday, March 27, 2019, around 2pm, by the victim’s grandmother, who perceived some odour on the body of the victim, when she returned home, and subjected her to questioning.

“The victim opened up to her grandmother and narrated the whole story. She further stated that the suspect threatened that she would die if she ever disclosed it to her parents and that he usually gave her some drugs to take and equally mixed salt and water for her to take after sex to prevent her from getting pregnant. Investigation is ongoing and the suspect will be charged to court for molestation.”

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)

Father Allegedly Kills Two Sons With Poison

Father Allegedly Kills Two Sons With Poison In Bayelsa

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Police personnel and journalists at the station where the suspect is being held

The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a 42-year-old man for allegedly poisoning three of his sons, leading two the deaths of two of them.

Sunday Otasi is said to have tricked his teenage sons into following him into the bush and forcing them to ingest a strong insecticide.

His third child was able to crawl out of the bush after which he was spotted and rushed to the hospital.

It was when he regained consciousness on Tuesday, the day after he was taken to the hospital, that he narrated a shocking tale.

One of Mr Otasi’s three sons survived and narrated his ordeal at the hospital where he was rushed to for treatment

His doctor said he informed the medical staff that his father had informed them that they were going to the church.

Along the line, he told the bus to stop. They went into a bush and when they got there, with (the aid of) one other man, he tied them and forced them to drink sniper (a locally made insecticide).

His father, however, countered the narrative.

“I did not poison them,” he said, suggesting that somebody else might have.

“Maybe (it happened) on the way going back with Levi. If Levi has done such a thing to my children, I will not argue.”

The grandmother of the deceased said she has single-handedly taken care of the children from infancy up until last Saturday when they left the village with their father.

She said their deaths would hurt her till her death.

Tenant bathes landlord’s pregnant wife with hot water

Tenant bathes landlord’s pregnant wife with hot water

By Hameed Oyegbade, Osogbo |

A magistrate’s court in Osogbo, Osun State has ordered the remand of a woman who allegedly poured hot water on her landlord’s wife during a scuffle.

It was gathered that the accused person, Semiat Azeez of Okinni area of Osogbo brutalised Rukayat Lukman despite knowing she (Rukayat) was pregnant.

The police prosecutor, Fagboyinbo Abiodun, said the cause of the fight between the duo had not been established but that the accused person was being charged with assault.

He said while Semiat was remanded in prison, Rukayat had been taken to hospital for treatment.

However, at the resumed hearing of the case, yesterday, the family of the victim prayed the court to discharge the accused person to allow out of court settlement.

The landlord and his wife said they wouldn’t want the tenant to be in prison expressing regret over her action and sought forgiveness.

But the magistrate, Modupe Awodele, refused to discharge the tenant on the premise that she (accused) was callous to have assaulted a pregnant woman with hot water.

The magistrate further ordered her remand and summoned her parents to appear before the court on December 21 when decision would be taken on the matter.

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Police Arrest Father For Allegedly Defiling Own Daughter

Police Arrest Father For Allegedly Defiling Own Daught

THE Police Command in Lagos state has arrested 58-year-old commercial motorcyclist, named withheld, for allegedly defiling his 14-year-old daughter.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Edgal Imohimi, confirmed the arrest on Tuesday in Lagos while addressing newsmen on various arrest made by the command.

“The Command Gender Unit is investigating a case of defilement reported by a 14-year-old girl against her father of Charismatic Road, Abule, Berger, Ikorodu, Lagos.

“According to the survivor, after her father, a security man and commercial motorcyclist had defiled her, she reported the case to her mother who did not believe her and warned her not to tell anybody.

“She added that because of her mother’s inaction, she ran away from home and sought refuge in the home of her father’s friend,” he said.

The commissioner said that the victim had been referred to Mirabel Centre for medical examination.

Imohimi also said that the Gender Unit of the command had commenced investigation into a case of defilement at Selewu area of Ikorodu in Lagos.

He said that the case was reported by one Mrs Obinna, on behalf of her 6-year-old daughter, against a 64-year-old carpenter of the same address as the complainant.

“During investigation, it was revealed that on Dec 3 at 10 p.m, the suspect took the survivor into his room and inserted his fingers into her private part.

“However, her mother noticed that her daughter was unnecessarily irritated and withdraw, so she began to ask her questions and she revealed to the mother what her uncle, name withheld, had done to her,” he said.

The commissioner said that investigation was ongoing on the cases, adding that the suspects would be charged to court soon.