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Daddy Fingered, Raped Us At Knife Point, Threatened Us With Hammer — Two Teenage Girls Tell Lagos Court

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Two sisters on Monday narrated before an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court how their middle-aged father allegedly defiled them at knifepoint in their home.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the teenagers testified at the start of their father’s trial on two counts of defilement.

Led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Mrs Arinola Momoh-Ayokanbi, they told the court that their father had seven children comprising five females and two males.

They testified that the defendant started abusing his four oldest daughters sexually after their mother died during childbirth in 2008.

One of them, who testified as the first prosecution witness (PW1) said the incest started when they lived at a barracks in Lagos.

“My father started fingering us at nighttime when we were sleeping.

“When we moved out of the barracks to the house my father built at Iyana-Era in Lagos, he continued fingering my sister in a bedroom we shared.

“Later, my father progressed to leaving his bedroom and lying between us, groping us.

“If we woke up, he would ask why we were awake and why he was in our bedroom; he threatened to beat us and send us away.

“One night, he came to our room and asked us to separate ourselves. I went to the sitting room while my sister was in the room.

“He approached me and said if I did not allow him to have sex with me, he would use a knife and hammer to injure me.

“He started slapping me, and I allowed him to have sex with me; after it happened, I cried bitterly,” she said.

The second witness, now 18 years old, while testifying as the third prosecution witness, told the court that she and her sister went to their village after their mother’s demise.

She said that, on return to Lagos, she noticed that one of her older sisters had run away from home.

“I asked what happened, and we were told she had run away from home because our father was having sex with her.

“My lord, not up to a year after our return from the village, our father started fingering us.

“My sister and I shared the same bedroom, he started separating us at night; he would tell my sister to stay in the sitting room while I would be in the bedroom. He would have sex with me in the bedroom and threaten me with a knife,” she said.

Both sisters told the court that they reported the alleged incest to a member of their church who took them to the Ijanikin Police Station.

“The Police summoned our father and interrogated him, and he lied that he did not do anything. A policewoman told him to allow us to lock our bedroom door at night.

“We came back home from the Police station at nighttime; our father knocked on our door and said if we would not open the door, he would use the hammer or knife to injure us.

“We refused to open the door and did not sleep that night till the following day,” she testified.

Testifying, her sister said, “At the Police station, we said we did not want him arrested but we did not want to be in the house with him, we wanted to stay far away from him.

“The Divisional Police Officer gave us his phone number to call him in case of trouble.

“When we returned home, my father continued to forcefully have sex with me. I called the DPO and he said there was nothing he could do because it was a family matter.”

The sisters said they contacted their church member and he got in touch with their family members in the village about the alleged incest.

They said their extended family in the village requested that they should come to the village with their father.

They said that while at the village, their father denied the incest and left them in the village to return to Lagos. They told the court that they missed a term of school while at the village.

The sisters said that on their return to Lagos, their father while attempting to take them back to their secondary school was questioned by the school authorities on why they missed a term.

The witnesses said their father told the school authorities that they were taken to the village because they were troublesome.

They said that in a desperate bid not to return to the home they shared with their father, they told the teacher their ordeal, and he informed the school authorities which got their father arrested.

“Our school counsellor was summoned and our father was taken to the Ijanikin Police Station. From our school, we were taken to the Pastor Bimbo Odukoya Foundation at Ilupeju, Lagos.

“My sister and I were then taken to a home at Maryland which belongs to a Foundation (name withheld) where we are currently staying.

“We also went to Mirabel Centre to undergo some tests, and the results showed that we were defiled,” she said.

While being cross-examined by defence counsel, Mrs Adeshola Bello, the sisters said that the defendant also committed incest with their two older sisters.

One of them said: “My father is harsh to me, though I do not hate him because he is my father.

“When he came to finger us at night and discovered we were wearing panties, he would tear our underwear.

“He had been doing it to my older siblings; since my oldest sister did not do anything about it, I kept quiet.”

The other teenager said: “My father did not start with me, he started with my eldest sister.

“I was aware of it because when I was young while we still lived in the barracks, we all used to sleep in the same room and I used to see him touching her.”

The youngest daughter of the defendant, aged 14 years, while testifying as the fourth prosecution witness (PW4), told the court that she never knew her father defiled her older sisters.

“When we got to the Police station, we were told that my father defiled my older sisters. I never knew this because I was not defiled by him,” she said.

While being cross-examined, she testified that she usually slept in the same bedroom with her father and youngest brother.

“He is a good father though he is sometimes harsh and hot-tempered,” she said.

Mr. Gbenga Gbadebo, the second prosecution witness and a teacher to PW1 and PW3, told the court that the incest came to light when the defendant was being asked by the school principal why his children went to the village and as a result missed a term of school.

He said that the sisters revealed the alleged offence to a female teacher while their father was questioned by school authorities.

He added that investigation by the school authorities revealed he committed incest with four of his five daughters.

He said that one of the daughters told the school authorities that the first daughter was like a wife to her father,” Gbadebo said.

Justice Abiola Soladoye adjourned the case until November 19 for the continuation of trial.

NAN reports that during arraignment on the two counts of defilement on June 24, Justice Soladoye had ordered that the defendant be remanded at the Kirikiri Prisons.

NAN reports that Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, stipulates life imprisonment for defilement.

(NAN)

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Aimart Realtors To Reward Customers In Season’ Promo Draws

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Aimart Realtors, one of Nigeria’s premium real estate management and development company, will be hosting the grand finale of her special season’s promo on the December, 14th, 2019. The event which will take place at Air force Officers Mess, No 1 kofo Abayomi Lagos will see winners emerge from various categories of a promo many observers regard as top-notch in this season of a giveaway.

The current Aimart Realtors Promo does not just have huge reductions in the prices of houses and plots of land at all Aimart estates in Ibeju-Lekki and Lagos Mainland, there is a special top-up as customer who makes deposits for any package will smile home with lots of goodies to celebrate this year’s yuletide holidays and new year season.

In a statement issued by the company, the Managing Director Mrs. Oluwabukola Iluyomade, stated that the organization wants to excite all Nigerians during this season as they take advantage of the heavy discount on various packages in all their estates across different parts of Lagos.

In her words, “the vision of Aimart Realtors is to be a one-stop solution in the global real estate business. Besides, we are equally poised to provide precise, accurate and affordable real estate services that guarantee human dignity, wealth creation, and preservation for our esteemed customers.

“As the season approaches, we decided to provide this icing on the cake for all, right from the first day of October we started the promo till this December that we are ending this special promo”

She added that the excitement of this event is meant to wow everyone and set the stage for a bigger, better and fun-filled new year,

Since its establishment years ago, Aimart Realtors has successfully provided client-oriented solutions and real estate portfolios that offer optimized shelters for both individuals and businesses.

Over time, the company has remained consistent with its vision as “a one-stop solution provider in the global real estate business” and thus continues to design, conceptualize, build and manage decent and affordable residential, office, commercial accommodations that are excellent for habitation and investment.

The company has also created a top-notch standard in delivering worry-free-homes to customers at home and in the diaspora. Giving optimum value to virtually all her clients.

In all her jobs and activities, Aimart Realtors has maintained a clean record of delivering exceptional services in all areas of land documentation, survey plan, C of O and gazette processing and these have kept customers coming back with great satisfaction.

Interested customer who desired to end 2019 in grand style with the acquisition of land and homes at affordable prices should contact Aimart realtors on the following 234 1 2932213 +23481280794
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Esther Ijewere Wins Social Innovation Award

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For her outstanding contribution in the empowerment of the female gender for self sustainable  through the provision of capacity building platform to help women for the discovery and accomplishment of goal, both at the grassroots and social level, Esther Ijewere, founder of Rubies Ink Initiative for Women and Children and editor-in-chief of multiple award-winning blog Women of Rubies, has won the Social Innovation Award at the recently-held Voice of Women Conference organized by Wfm.917,at the NAF Conference, Abuja on November 19th, 2019.

While she was unable to attend the epoch-making event, Esther was well represented by her sister,  who gave an outstanding speech on her behalf, reflecting on Esther’s background and her determination to add value to humanity in every little way she can.

Reacting to the award, Esther took to her social media page to show her appreciation: “Thanks for recognizing my work and honoring me with this award Wfm91.7  as a Social Innovator at the Voice of Women Conference and awards today. 

Thanks, Toun Okewale, for counting me worthy. May God honour you, sis. I’m grateful and I appreciate you for all you do to empower women and give us a voice.

Special thanks to my younger sister Oye, for receiving this on my behalf. Love you ❤

Thanks to my wonderful Women of Rubies team for making it easy, big thanks to every woman who has given me the opportunity to showcase their work since 2015.

I dedicate this award to my 2 daughters, it’s been a very rough year for me, but you both have been very understanding, smart and compassionate.

For all the times you said “Mom, we understand”, “Mom, it’s okay”, and just really showing I’m not alone in this “lone” journey, Thank you, my Angels. I pray you make better choices in life. 

I put in so much work because I  want to make a difference in the world,  but above all I want you to have a good legacy you can be proud to identify with when you grow up and choose your life path. 

 I want you to know Mommy isn’t perfect, but she rose above her dysfunctional background and life challenges to build something worthwhile and add value to humanity.

You both are the highlight of my existence as a human being, for all the times I have been rejected, humiliated and turned down, having you in my life has changed how I see myself. 

Because of you my girls, I wake up every day, and I have that innate belief that it’s going to be a good day. 

Dear Mom, you made the right choice bringing me to the world against all odds and I love you with every fiber of my being. Thanks for not giving up on me. 

Thank you, Jesus, for this, that and everything. 

This is a challenge to do more, and I pray to keep being a loyal vessel. 

Grateful heart!!!!! ❤❤“. 

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2019 IMD: NGO promises cash reward, other incentives for Nigerian men

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A non- governmental and not for profit organization, The Victoria Adeyanju Male Mentorship Foundation(VAMMF) is set to reward Nigerian men with cash gifts in celebration of this year’s International Men’s Day (IMD) 2019.
The NGO is focused on empowering and developing professionals that will contribute to the development of nation-building in Africa.
The International Men’s Day, which is widely celebrated on the 19th of November 2019 will have  Nigerian men compete for the sum of Ten thousand naira(N10,000) only. Participants will post a two-minute video on Instagram of his male hero, stating why he stands out from others and why he is your male hero, with the hashtag (#mymalehero), (#VAMMF).
All entries close by the 29th of November as a winner who has the highest likes, repost, and friends tags will be announced on the  2nd of December 2019.
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