Category Archives: Rape

9 in police net over rape of church members

The Police in Enugu State said they had nabbed nine suspected rapists, specialised in raping female members of a church at the outskirts of Enugu. Women march against rape in Kano. The Spokesman of the command, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, a Superintendent of Police, disclosed this in a statement in Enugu on Sunday. Amaraizu said that […]

Let’s Talk About Rape

By Morak Babajide-Alabi In Africa, it’s not often we get to talk about rape. This is saying it mildly, because we rarely talk about it. When we do, it is done in whispers, and in private clusters, never to be discussed publicly. Aside this, it  is also a taboo, that comes up only when someone […]

2 U.S. students in Florence allege rape by police

Two female U.S. university students on an exchange programme, on Friday in Florence, alleged that they were been raped by Italian police officers after a night out clubbing. The alleged that the incident took place at night between Wednesday and Thursday, and that several Italian media, including Florence newspaper La Nazione, reported it. The report […]

Need for national coalition against rape

By Adewale Kupoluyi WHAT has become a serious source of worry to many Nigerians is the dehumanising, wicked, heartless and growing cases of rape of minors, girls, ladies and women in the country. There is hardly any day that passes by that cases of sexual molestation, violence and crime, are not reported. Rape, the forceful […]

18-yr-old cleaner defiles 3-year-old pupil

A teenage boy, Emmanuel Gabriel, who allegedly defiled a three-year-old girl, is facing trial at an Ikeja chief magistrate’s court. Gabriel, 18, a cleaner, who resides at Shasha, a suburb of Lagos, was arraigned for child defilement. Inspector Clifford Ogu, the prosecutor, told the court that the offence was committed on July 25 at Air Force […]

UNILAG student docked for alleged rape

Lagos – A 400 level student of the University of Lagos, Oluwaseyi Anyiam, appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defiling a fellow student. Anyiam, 22, who pleaded not guilty to a charge of sexual assault, is studying Actuarial Sciences. He resides at Ogundare Street in Aguda, Surulere, Lagos. The Prosecutor, Insp. […]

Stakeholders advocate early sex education, to stem rape

Mrs Hauwa Shekarau, Country Director of IPAS Nigeria on Thursday called for the collaboration of all stakeholders towards early sex education, to reduce incidences of rape among children and adolescents. Shekarau made the call while delivering a lecture, “Appropriateness of Sexuality Education in our Schools,’’ at the 2017 Family Week and Breast Feeding Awareness campaign […]