Abomination: Man who slept with daughters for two years gets 14 years imprisonment

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A 35-year-old bus driver, Adeleke Adetayo, who was charged with sleeping with his nine-year-old and 13-year-old daughters, has been sentenced by the Family Court unit of an Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court to 14 years imprisonment.

Saturday PUNCH had in July 2013, reported how Adetayo’s two daughters were rescued after a sexual abuse that lasted two years.

Another report was published in December 2013, detailing the children’s life at the Lagos State Children’s Home, where they lamented that they had been scarred for life as a result of the abuse they suffered from their father.

The six-month trial of Adetayo culminated in him finally pleading guilty to sexual assault of his children,Saturday PUNCH learnt.

In her judgement, Chief Magistrate A. Oshoniyi found Adetayo guilty of sexual abuse and child defilement, sentencing him to seven years each for the crime against each child.

The judgment has been hailed by activists and government officials involved in the case, who stated that it was a victory for the Child Rights Act, 2005, which has hitherto been flouted by many criminals.

The Child Rights Act prescribes a sentence of 14 years for a person found guilty of having sexual intercourse with a child.

Director of the Esther Child Rights Foundation, Mrs. Esther Ogwu, who rescued the children and handed them over to the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviationn, hailed the judgment as a message to paedophiles in the state that the law would catch up with them.

She said, “I cannot be happier about how this case turned out. It is not only about the fact that the law has prevailed but that it is now clear that child defilement cases can be effectively prosecuted.

“Anybody who feels that defiling children is their core competence should understand that it is just a matter of time, the law will catch up with them. The lives of those children have been changed forever, their father should spend some time to ruminate about that behind bars.”

Director of Child Services in the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Dada Fadairo, who had overseen the case of the children, told our correspondent to call back when she was contacted for comment on the judgment, but she did not pick subsequent calls.

There was no way of reaching the mother of the abused children, Kemi, for comment. The woman who has since remarried in Oyo Stat has remained incommunicado since her children were taken into custody by the state government.

Adetayo is to spend his sentence at the kirikiri prisons.

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY : History Of St.Valentine

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Today the world is agog with excitement and joy ! Love is in the air as lovers teroops forward to celebrate and show love to their spouses,families and friends ! While we celebrates,let’s not forget the less privilledge ones in our society especially the sick and the motherless children ! They equally needs our love and affection ! Let’s also remember to play safe because HIV/StDs are real, and above all show the love of our Lord Jesus Christ !! Put a smile on someone’s face today ! HAPPY VALENTINE’s Day to us all

History : Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II. He was apprehended, and sent by the emperor to the prefect of Rome, who, on finding all his promises to make him renounce his faith ineffectual, commanded him to be beaten with clubs, and afterwards, to be beheaded, which was executed on February 14, about the year 270. Pope Julius I is said to have built a church near Ponte Mole to his memory, which for a long time gave name to the gate now called Porta del Popolo, formerly, Porta Valetini. The greatest part of his relics are now in the church of St. Praxedes. His name is celebrated as that of an illustrious martyr in the sacramentary of St. Gregory, the Roman Missal of Thomasius, in the calendar of F. Fronto and that of Allatius, in Bede, Usuard, Ado, Notker and all other martyrologies on this day. To abolish the heathens lewd superstitious custom of boys drawing the names of girls, in honor of their goddess Februata Juno, on the fifteenth of this month, several zealous pastors substituted the names of saints in billets given on this day.
The origin of St. Valentine, and how many St. Valentines there were, remains a mystery.
One opinion is that he was a Roman martyred for refusing to give up his Christian faith. Other historians hold that St. Valentine was a temple priest jailed for defiance during the reign of Claudius. Whoever he was, Valentine really existed because archaeologists have unearthed a Roman catacomb and an ancient church dedicated to Saint Valentine. In 496 AD Pope Gelasius marked February 14th as a celebration in honor of his martyrdom.

The first representation of Saint Valentine appeared in a The Nuremberg Chronicle, a great illustrated book printed in 1493. [Additional evidence that Valentine was a real person: archaeologists have unearthed a Roman catacomb and an ancient church dedicated to Saint Valentine.] Alongside a woodcut portrait of him, text states that Valentinus was a Roman priest martyred during the reign of Claudius the Goth [Claudius II]. Since he was caught marrying Christian couples and aiding any Christians who were being persecuted under Emperor Claudius in Rome [when helping them was considered a crime], Valentinus was arrested and imprisoned. Claudius took a liking to this prisoner — until Valentinus made a strategic error: he tried to convert the Emperor — whereupon this priest was condemned to death. He was beaten with clubs and stoned; when that didn’t do it, he was beheaded outside the Flaminian Gate [circa 269].

Saints are not supposed to rest in peace; they’re expected to keep busy: to perform miracles, to intercede. Being in jail or dead is no excuse for non-performance of the supernatural. One legend says, while awaiting his execution, Valentinus restored the sight of his jailer’s blind daughter. Another legend says, on the eve of his death, he penned a farewell note to the jailer’s daughter, signing it, “From your Valentine.”

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St. Valentine was a Priest, martyred in 269 at Rome and was buried on the Flaminian Way. He is the Patron Saint of affianced couples, bee keepers, engaged couples, epilepsy, fainting, greetings, happy marriages, love, lovers, plague, travellers, young people. He is represented in pictures with birds and roses

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Marriage Affairs:SIGNS OF IMMATURITY IN MARRIAGE FOR MEN:

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Really,do you quite agree with it that some men are immature in their marital affairs? If you don’t think so,then maybe some of this points will prove you wrong !!

1) Rejecting food when there’s an issue: Oga husband, you gave your wife money for food and after it was prepared you refused to eat because you dey vex. It’s one of the greatest signs of immaturity, it’s time to grow up!
You should not even abandon your home for any reason, you could go somewhere when angry but ensure that you don’t allow it to linger unnecessarily because that is enough for the devil to build on.

2) Telling your wife severally that you are the head: May I let you know that even when your wife disobeys/ disrespect you she still knows that you are the head. You need not shout or scream it daily. It’s important for you to know when and how to be firm and put your feet down over issues, however don’t become a nagging husband just to prove that you are the head.

3) Issuing threats: beating, verbally abusing your wife, issuing threats of divorce or bragging about marrying another wife does not make you a man. Your strength is in your ability to tame your tongue and control your fist. When she is acting her “childish woman” part, play the “matured man.”

4) Reporting your wife to friends and family: When your wife offends you, correct and talk things through. You don’t have to tell everyone about her mistakes, that will paint her black and sell her cheap such that you will not be able to redeem her back.

5) Keeping malice: is it not funny to know that some men keep malice? Some of them even nag, criticize, abuse and call their wives names in public. It may make you look like a “big boy” who’s in control but you are not going to gain anything good from it, your home will only be a den of insults and confrontations.

6) Not helping with house chores: I must say here that it is the sole responsibility of a woman to tend and manage a home. However, it’s not a bad thing if a man lends a helping hand when necessary.

“Watching football with newspaper in your hand every evening, not caring how stressful the house chores are will only increase the pressure on your wife and if you truly care you’ll help, just checking on her while busy could encourage and sooth her, this also makes you a good example to the kids especially the boys. Some men don’t even say “thank You” to their wives after eating, all they do is compare her with other women. It’s a shame that after having 3-4kids some men cannot change a simple diaper or prepare cereal.

“Lastly, every man should have a church/mosque where his family is watered and raised spiritually. This makes you accountable, it’s immaturity and dangerous to be a sheep without a shepherd. As you learn and grow in the right fold, you’ll be able to take the lead as the head of the home…..”

Okorocha sponsored legal ambush against APGA – Shinkafi

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Chief (Barr.)Maxi Okwu,APGA National Chairman

National Secretary of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Sani Abudullahi Shinkafi, is not happy with the way things are going in his state, Zamfara. To him, governance has collapsed in the state. In this chat with Assistnat Editor, Joe Nwankwo, in Abuja, he also bared his mind on the recent ruling by the Abuja High Court removing him and the National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, from office. He equally shared his thoughts on some other national issues. Excerpts:

Just when some Nigerians thought the crisis in APGA was over, a high court in Abuja last week removed you and the National Chairman of the party. Where does this judgment leave you?

The judgment of the Abuja Federal High Court has a big question mark, it has since been rejected by three of the five plaintiffs in the suit. One of the plaintiffs, Maxi Okwu is not a member of APGA and there has no locus to sue any of the party members or the party itself. We have filed a notice of Appeal and a stay of execution of the judgment. We have gone ahead to hold our National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting. It was in the meeting that Governor Peter Obi was appointed the National Leader and Chairman Board of Trustees (BoT) of our great party. The NEC conferred on the National Chairman, Chief Victor Umeh an award of excellence. The party is calm nationwide, there is no problem anywhere, all the state chapters of the party are doing their normal businesses. We are focused on winning more states in the next election. As I told you earlier three of the five plaintiffs have rejected the judgment you talked about. They have left Okwu and returned to the mainstream of the party. On Monday they were at the national secretariat of the party where they pledged their loyalty top the leadership. They told everybody that they were misled into joining Maxi Okwu group. They have asked the court to look at their notice of appeal against the judgment. They petitioned the court that they had, a month before the judgment applied to withdraw from the suit but the Judge refused to grant their application. They said they were scandalized by the ruling.

Do you agree with the rumour making the round that Imo State Governor sponsored the suit against you and the national Chairman?

In politics, you cannot underrate rumours, you can’t dismiss any speculation. I believe in the saying that there is no smoke without fire. We know that Gov. Rochas Okorocha is an enemy of the party. Anybody who has followed his comments about APGA in recent times will know what I am saying. Beyond comments he is clearly working to ensure that APGA is in crisis in Imo state and at the national level. Nobody should be deceived by his recent comment that APGA is his cultural party that he remains a member of the party. He even went to a court and filed an affidavit that he is a member of APGA, we are not deceived by that. We know that he is the chairman of APC Governors Forum; he cannot be in two parties. The reason we in APGA keep suspecting that he is behind the current onslaught on our party is that even last Monday he held a meeting with Maxi Okwu in his office. The meeting has an undertone, he is not an APGA governor, why the meeting with him. It is unfortunate that he (Okorocha) is doing this to APGA. This platform gave him his first electoral victory. But rather than being grateful to the same platform he chose to defect to the APC. Even as he has left the party we expected him to leave us alone. But he would not do that; he has continued to work against APGA. I firmly believe that he is behind the current legal ambush against our party. And that is very unfortunate.

The many legal battles that your party has been waging appear to be affecting your drive to win more states. What are your plans for 2015?

I don’t know where you got your information, you are totally wrong. Going to court does not in any way stop APGA from planning ahead. Yes we have had several legal battles and to the Glory of God we won all the cases. The party is being repositioned for the 2015 general election. Right now we are doing revalidation of membership nationwide. We planning a visit to all the chapters by the National Leader and chairman of our BoT, Mr Peter Obi and other officials our party. We are working hard to ensure that APGA wins all the states in the South East and few other states across the country. The nationwide tour was conceived to help us achieve this. The excos in all the states will be inaugurated by the leader of the party during the planned tour I told about. Our focus now is to give APGA a national outlook. Our party is loved by the grassroots, the youth and women. As a result of this, if we present a good candidate in any state we will win. I am sure that if elections are free and credible we will many states, more seats in the national and state assemblies.

Your posters are everywhere in Abuja indicating that you want to contest governorship in Zamfara, do the posters have your blessing?

I may not have asked anybody to print my poster but I’m not against it. The youth under different platforms are the ones yearning that I should vie for the office. I contested in 2007 and 2011. But in those two outings nobody asked me to contest. But this time around the youths are the one printing my poster, asking me to come and contest. They want me to come and rescue Zamfara. The state is experiencing serious decay; all the infrastructures are in a decrepit condition. Apart from that, there is high level of corruption there which is why everything is going down in the state. A kilometer of road without a bridge or culvert is being executed at the rate of N222m in Zamfara. But in our sister state Jigawa the same length of road goes for N57m. Look at the disparity, that is why people in the state are calling for a change. People are yearning for a government that would be accountable to them, an administration that would ensure fiscal discipline. The state needs leaders who would be serve the people and not lord over them. The state needs a governor that would not be there for only family and friends but for everybody. The youth and several other segments of the state have been mounting pressure on me. I told them that it is not yet time for electioneering but they are still insisting that I must begin to talk to our people. The youths are very critical in any society and you can’t dismiss them or their requests. I have told them that the electoral law does not permit political campaigns now. But they have vowed to continue to print and paste my posters everywhere. They have not asked me to give them a kobo; they are using their money to do all the printing.

APGA was considered not to be on the ground in Zamfara and that accounted for your defeat in the 2007 and 2011 elections, why are you going into the race again when the party is not a platform to reckon with in the state?

With the failure of the incumbent administration in Zamfara, people are not talking about political party, they are focusing on individuals who they think have the capacity to rescue the state. From 2007 to date, the state has not been lucky to have a governor who has the vision to change things for better in the state. The present administration has failed. So it is not about party but individual. People are looking for someone who can deliver on his promises of upturning the infrastructural deficits in the state. I have an advantage over other contestants including the incumbent governor. I have a rich experience in civil service, politics etc. if you look at the CVs of governors who have held sway in Zamfara – from Yerima to the incumbent, I am well ahead of them. i know what I need to do to effectively manage the lean resources of the state and still achieve the desired results. What we hear in the state that after salaries there is nothing left to run the state. I don’t think that is what the masses are expecting from their government. The present governor does not stay in the stay without travelling for two weeks. That is not how to run a state. You cannot know the needs of the state when barely stay there. Zamfara remains the only state where minimum wage is yet to be implemented. The past administration had approved N18, 000 as minimum wage but the present administration has refused to implement it. It shows that the administration does not have a human face, does not care about how the electorate feels. Right now, civil service in the state is distressed, the masses are despondent because the infrastructure is a bad shape, and there are no jobs for the youth. The nurses and midwives were on strike in the state for over four months. Many people died because that brought hospitals to their knees.The poverty level in Zamfara is more than any other state in Nigeria, it is so high. Many people are sick but they cannot go to hospitals because they do not have money. Yet the government is not concerned. Looking at the shape of things in the state, you will agree with me that the e3lectorate are more concerned about somebody that can rescue the state than the political party you talked about.

What do you want to do differently to ensure that you do not face another defeat in 2015?

In 2007 and 2011, the electorate was deceived into believing that it is all about political party but now people are focusing on individuals’ character and capabilities. The youth of the state, unlike in the other elections you mentioned, are now the ones saying we must vote for this or the other person. Civil servants and women in the state are clearly showing that they are not happy with the way things are going and are coming out to speak against some evil policies of the administration. We are taking advantage of this situation to sell our programmes to the people. I know that if elections are free and credible I will win with a wide margin.

Don’t you see the APC as a threat to your ambition in Zamfara and the North generally?

APC is not a threat; I don’t see the party as a threat in any way. I have not seen any reason to be perturbed by what APC is doing because I know that it has not shown any Nigerian that it has come to make a difference. I am only concerned about the candidate that it will present. The truth is that you cannot come to Zamfara and begin to talk about this or that party being for Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa. What is even going for is that i refused to join the so called unity government formed by the government in the state when the administration came on board in 2011. Today I’m being looked at as a man of integrity; they know that I cannot sell out.

What do you make of the recent comment by the Chairman of INEC that Nigeria should not expect a perfect election in 2015?

The statement is very unfortunate. I never expected Prof Jega to make such statement. However, despite the comment, I still have confidence in Jega, I have confidence in the leadership of the commission because we are seeing the changes and transformation that is taking place there. My decision to bow to pressure and agree to contest the 2015 election is because of the new look INEC. He (Jega) needs to give an explanation on what he meant when he said Nigerians should not expect perfect elections, so that people can correctly situate it. INEC should focus more on messages that would bring attitudinal change to elections by politicians and the electorate. Politicians should stop preaching religion and tribe; they should concentrate on what they can offer to change the society. Politicians should be told by INEC to place the interest of the country before their selfish interests. I think Jega should refrain from making comments that could lend themselves to misinterpretation .

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B-R-E-A-K-I-N-G News!!! Taraba Acting Governor Placed Governor Suntai On House Arrest.

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**Gov Suntai cannot leave residence without Deputy Governor or Deputy Governor’s approval.
**all flights that would land at the Jalingo airport must first seek and obtain landing clearance from the deputy Governor.

It is disturbing the Dimension taken by the Taraba state Deputy Governor, Garba Umar who holds on to power, and his doing everything under the book to ensure that Governor Danbaba Suntai will not take back his mandate.

It is beyond comprehension the recently announce Riot acts by the Deputy Governor during the state Council meeting, which he bans Governor Suntai from Leaving his official residence without his clearance.

The Deputy Governor’s new rules on Governor Danbaba Suntai includes::
1] That all the security aides of Governor Danbaba Suntai be transferred out of Government House, Jalingo.
2] all visitors to Governor Danbaba Suntai must be approved by the Deputy Governor, the Commissioner of Police or the deputy governor’s younger brother, Babangida.
3] henceforth, apart from Sunday Church services, Deputy governor must approve the governor’s movement within and outside the state.
4] That, henceforth, all flights that would land at the Jalingo airport must first seek and obtain landing clearance from the deputy Governor.
4a] letters to implement this directive has been written and forwarded to the Airport Controller by Garvey Yawe, the SSG to the Deputy Governor.
5] “That the SSG and Chief of Staff appointed by Gov Suntai should be banned from entering the Govt House Jalingo to stop any direct contact with Suntai.

It is shocking that Nigerians are silent over this generational disaster happening in Jalingo under various disguise by the state Deputy governor.

It is a common knowledge that Governor Suntai had an accident and was away for nearly 10 months.
*We were told that he was brain dead, but it have been proved that Gov Suntai reads, Write and converse intelligently with people.
*We were told that Suntai was in a vegetative state, but we have seen the governor walking, as his wounds are fast healing.
*The deputy governor and his Team posted a fake/doctored video, portraying Gov Sunati saying that he is not in position to go back to work. Fake Video now confirmed to have been produced by Mr Umar’s Team
*The speaker of Taraba who was shocked seeing Suntai coming back to Nigeria alive and kicking, swear that, “it will be over his dead body to see Suntai coming back as Taraba governor”, died few days later, after Governor Suntai send a letter that he is ready to resume work
*The deputy Governor have increased the Security vote from N50m to N200m a month and bribing his way to any opinion of reason in the state and outside.
*90% of Governor Suntai commissioners, Advisers, Senior Civil servants have been sack by Deputy Governor, Umar, without pay and he double speaks on his loyalty to Suntai, whom he want his death by any means.

We are appealing that Governor Danbaba Suntai should be allowed to resume work as he is fit to work.
It will be a generational disaster if we create this ugly history in Taraba, which we all know is against the constitution of Nigeria and have no precedence.

Enugu state Governor was sick and stayed nearly a year overseas and on his return, the Deputy governor and his supporters did not block him from resuming work. Enugu state governor is reported to have traveled again for oversea treatment, as he is still sick.

Cross Rivers state Governor was out of Nigeria for about 9 Months and on return to Nigeria, he proceeded to months of holidays/leave to recuperate. The deputy Governor did not block him from resuming or bribing the state House of Assembly to prevent him from taking back his position as the governor of state.

God saved Governor Danbaba Suntai from the jaw of death, it will be evil, if Nigerians allow Suntai to die from the deprivation, heartbreak from humiliations, imprisonment and restrictions from his deputy governor and the compromised State House of Assembly.

We appeal to the President, National assembly and concern Nigeria to ensure that Gov Sunati should go back to work without further hindrance or threat on his life by any one. – Hope For Nigeriia

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Shocking:Father Padlocks Son’s Mouth, Beats Him To Death, Says He Is Ogbanje

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A father has allegedly beaten his four-year old son to death, padlocking his mouth to prevent him from shouting while the beating lasted.

The incident occurred on Monday afternoon at 7, Adetola Adelaja Street, Meiran area of Lagos, southwest Nigeria.

According P.M.NEWS, the man, Mr. Chris Elvis, who claims to sell computer accessories, allegedly locked his son, Godrich in the room, padlocked his mouth and beat him to death with an object that inflicted deep cuts all over his body, claiming that the boy was an Ogbanje (evil child that dies and reincarnates repeatedly).

The man landed in trouble when his landlady, Mrs Popoola who was in the market, was informed that something was happening in her house. She rushed home and discovered that the boy had been beaten to death by his father.

She rushed to Meiran Police Station to report the matter. The police stormed the house around 9 O’clock last night to arrest Elvis who was about to escape.

After allegedly killing the boy, he locked him in one of his rooms. He told the police that nothing happened but when the police forced the locked room open, they found the dead boy with padlock in his mouth.

Husband of the landlady, Mr. Olusola Adejumo told the reporter that the deceased boy was four years old and that the man had been acting strange since he packed into the compound last year.

According to him, when Elvis came into the compound about six months ago, he came with his children and wife and that he claimed to sell computer accessories, adding that in the first two weeks of his stay in the house, he beat up his wife thoroughly.

He said he had gone to the police station to report the incident and that the police invited them to settle the matter and warned Elvis not to beat his wife again or he would be arrested.

Adejumo explained that sometime ago, the man travelled with his family and did not return with his wife, but came with the four-year old boy and another woman, whom he claimed was now his wife because he had parted ways with his former wife.

He said that yesterday, his new wife rushed out of the house shouting for help that the man wanted to kill his son, adding that the man came out of the house and chased his wife with a cutlass, calling the woman a witch.

It was gathered that the man came back into his room and locked it, padlocked the boy’s mouth and beat him till he died.

The police at Meiran took the boy’s corpse away and deposited it at the Ota General Hospital, while the man was detained and would be transferred to Area ‘M’ Police Division in Lagos later for further investigation.

After the incident on Monday, the police also arrested the landlady who came to report the matter at the police station and detained her till Tuesday morning, while allegedly demanding for N50,000 to bail the innocent woman.

A tenant in the house, Apostle Freedom Damian said Elvis had been a strange man in the house as he do not talk to anybody and was always keeping to himself and nobody could ask him questions.

He described the murder of the boy as gruesome and cruel.

Tenants living in the same compound with Elvis never knew his name and could not tell reporter his name because he does not interact with people