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Vanguard Newspaper 13 February 2018

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6—Vanguard, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018 :Vanguard News :@vanguardnews :@vanguardnews NEWS HOTLINES: 08052867023, 08052867058 Police officer’s children whip SP, CSP •Docked; get N100,000 bail By Onozure Dania LAGOS—TWO sons of a Police Superintendent, aged 16 and 19, yesterday, appeared before an Igbosere magistrate’s court in Lagos for beating up two superintendents of police with belt. The two siblings are standing trial alongside a 33-year-old woman, Risikat Arowolo, resident at McCarthy Police Barracks, Lagos Island, on a two-count charge of conspiracy and assault before Magistrate Patrick Adekomaiya. The Police prosecutor, Sergeant Peace Chukwudi, told the court that the incident occurred on February 10, at McCarthy Police Barracks in Lagos Island. She said that the trio conspired amongst themselves and assaulted two policemen, who reside in the same barracks with them. Chukwudi said that the defendants allegedly assaulted the policemen by beating them with belt and also pushed them into the gutter. The assaulted policemen are Chief Superintendent Onojaife Kent and Superintendent, Nwaimo Christopher. According to the prosecutor, the offence committed is punishable under Sections 411 and 172 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015. However, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against them. M a g i s t r a t e Adekomaiya granted the defendants bail in the sum of N50,000, each with one surety each in like sum. He said that the surety must show his bank statement and tax payment to Lagos State government to the court. The case was adjourned till March 14 for mention. Benue killings: Missing policeman found dead; eyes, ears, nose missing By Peter Duru & Peter Okutu MAKURDI—ONE of the four police officers declared missing by the Benue State Police Command, after being ambushed by suspected herdsmen at Azege village, Ayilamo in Logo Local By Chinonso Alozie OWERRI—HUNDREDS of women in Imo State, yesterday, staged a protest in Owerri, the state capital, over incessant kidnappings in their communities. The women, who are from Umuowa-Ibu community in Okigwe Local Government Area, stormed the Imo State Police Command, where their protest letter was received by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Enwerem. The letter, which was made available to Vanguard, was signed by the community elders, women and youths’ leaders, Mazi Nelson Okoronkwo, Mrs. Helen Akazie and Mr. Chukwu Vin Okorie, respectively, among others. They were embittered that the people of the community had been under intense fear from 2015 till date, over the activities of kidnappers. They claimed that they decided to come to the police headquarters, after several reports to the police in Okigwe, were not yielding any result. According to their report, “it is with hearts full of sorrow and pains that we, the entire people of Umuowa-Ibu community in Okigwe LGA, wish to bring to your knowledge acts of Government Area of the state, has been found dead. The remains of the slain officer were found without his eyes, ears and nose. Recall that the four mobile police officers went missing following an ambush on their patrol vehicle in Logo Local Government Area on Saturday. The incident occurred in Tse Akpam village, near Azege town around 3:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon while the officers were returning from a peace-building mission in remote villages, Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni disclosed. In the ensuing gun battle, one of the Police patrol vans caught fire and four of the Policemen ,who were not seen after the attack were declared missing. Two of the missing officers were later found alive on Sunday and have since rejoined their colleagues while the search for the remaining two Imo women protest kidnappings kidnapping of our children, which has become an annual event in our community.” “This sin against God and humanity started in 2015, with a year and three months old baby of the family of Mr. Edwin Okorie of Umuorsu village. “In 2016, this community again, witnessed and experienced another disappearance of a young man By Abdulwahab Abdulah JUSTICE Sybil Nwaka of the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, yesterday through a video clip, heard how a two years, 11- month old pupil of a popular private school in Lagos was defiled by the school’s Supervisor. The video recording was played during the testimony of Miss Olive Ogedengbe in the criminal trial of Adegboyega Adenekan, 47, a Supervisor of the school. In the proceedings, which lasted for almost five hours, the witness, who is a clinical psychologist, narrated to the court how the defilement was carried out by the Supervisor. The video recording depicted the child in the clinical by name Mr. Ekene Odoemena. He was aged 50 years. “In 2017, precisely, on December 14, another one happened. This time, it was the turn of one master Chisom Nnadi, of about three years and eight months. They also pleaded with the police that three suspects arrested in connection with psychologist’s office on November 28, 2016, answering questions about the alleged defilement from Ogedengbe and her colleague. The video In the recording, the child was given a sheet of paper and asked to draw Adenekan’s private part, which she did as well as another image, saying “that is the hand he used to put in my wee wee.” Ogedengbe, querying the child further, asked: “Where is Mr. Adenekan’s wee wee?” The child pointed to her private area. Ogedengbe: Does he put his wee wee in your wee wee?” The child: Yes. what has been happening in the community should face the law. Reacting, the Imo Police Public Relations Officer, Enwrem, told them that the Commissioner of Police will get their letter and will take appropriate action. Video of how Lagos private sc The girl, as seen in the video, then used a teddy bear to show how the supervisor allegedly sexually abused her friend (name withheld); she is seen kissing the private region of the teddy bear and saying “Your bum bum is delicious, your bum bum is sweet, I will eat your bum bum.” Meanwhile, Justice Sybil Nwaka has adjourned the case till March 21 for continuation of trial. Testimony Before the video recording was played in the courtroom, Ogedengbe, in her testimony while being led by Mr. Jide Boye, the Chief State Counsel, narrated to the court what had previously transpired during her interaction with the child. She said: “The mother came into my office with a referral

Vanguard, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018—7 continued. In a statement released yesterday by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent, Moses Yamu, the remains of one of the missing Non Commissioned Officer, NCO, has been reportedly found in the area where the attack took place. The statement read in part: “the Command regrets to announce the death of one of its Non Commissioned Officers, NCO, who was one of the two remaining missing Policemen in By Harris-Okon Emmanuel U YO—MBIABAM community in Ibiono near Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, was, yesterday, thrown into mourning when a vulcaniser identified as Nkere Uta coldbloodly killed his wife, Bella, a mother of five. An elderly woman, who simply identified herself as :Vanguard News :@vanguardnews :@vanguardnews NEWS HOTLINES: 08052867023, 08052867058 •... 3 officers killed in Ebonyi the attack on Saturday. “He was found brutally slaughtered, with eyes and ears as well as nose removed. We pray that God Almighty grants him eternal rest. “However, the Police remains committed to its statutory and daunting obligation of ensuring security as well as protection of life and property of all. “The search for the remaining missing Police officer is still ongoing.” The statement read. In Ebonyi In a related development, three Police officers were reportedly killed at Ofunakpa in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, weekend, during an attack by people allegedly disguised in Police uniform. A source disclosed that after the officers were gunned Man butchers wife in A-Ibom Madam Eno, wondered why a man would kill his wife in such a manner, saying in an emotionladen voice that the village has never witnessed such a gruesome killing, as she described the deceased as very caring, industrious and peaceloving. It was gathered that the man allegedly killed the wife with machete at about 8a.m. The community is about 15 minutes’ drive to Uyo. Sources in the community said neighbours could not say what led to the gruesome murder of the mother of five in her early 30’s , but they said that it might be connected to domestic squabble. The woman was said to have been a hard-working petty trader, very courteous and loved by the villagers. Akwa Ibom State Police down, one was beheaded, while the assailants cut off the private part of another, leaving the third one unattacked. The source further said that the command has sent reinforcement to the affected area. It was also gathered that the wife of one of the victims, Sergeant Terry, is nursing a two weeks old baby. Public Relations Officer, Odiko MacDon, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect has been arrested and was cooling his heels at the Itam Division of the Nigeria Police Force. When asked the motive behind the murder, he said the Police have swung into action and that the suspect would be prosecuted at the end of the investigation. Members of All progressives Congress, APC, protesting imposition of candidates for the forthcoming local government election in Oyo State, at the party's Oke-Ado Secretariat, Ibadan, yesterday. PHOTO: Dare Fasube. letter from Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, DSVRT, narrated the story and started crying. “She (the mother) said she did not know the reason why this was happening to her and that she was usually over-protective of her children and follows them everywhere, except school. “She said somebody in her church handed her a book on sexual education for children, which she read and decided to practice it on her child. “That was when the child disclosed that she has been defiled. The child told her mother that Mr. Adenekan comes to take her out of the class and shows her some videos that are sexually stimulating. “She pleaded with us to help her child. I carried out an independent psychological evaluation on the child; I asked the mother to sit at the corner of the room and my colleague and I interacted with the child.” The child’s revelation She continued: “We did not directly start interrogating the child as that was against the ethics of our profession. “We started an initial interaction with the child to make her relax. When we had gained her trust, she was in a happy frame of mind. I then asked the child ‘who touched your wee wee?’ She repeated ‘Mr Adenekan’ several times. “I was shocked because I did not expect it from a child her age. I brought out my assessment sheet and I told the child to draw any person that comes to her mind. “She restlessly started jumping around, saying “Mr. Adenekan is on my mind.’ We got her to settle down, but she continued talking without drawing yet. “She said ‘Mr. Adenekan said it is good for a child to put her wee wee in Mr. Adenekan’s wee wee.’ At that point, we decided to do a recording to ensure her story remains consistent. “We asked her how Mr. Adenekan’s wee wee looks like and she demonstrated playfully by pointing her finger upwards, saying ‘sharpener’. “We asked her sharpener or pencil? She started ‘sharpener.’ We then told her to draw Mr, Adenekan’s wee wee. To my greatest shock and surprise, the two-year-old drew a picture which symbolises the reproductive organs of a man in the form of a penis. “I then asked her to show me your wee wee and she pointed at her private part. I asked her to show me where Mr. Adenekan’s wee wee is and she pointed at the lower region of her private part.” According to Ogedengbe, “by then the child was again getting very restless and she ran to her mother, who was at the corner of the room. “We still wanted to hear more, but she was playfully running around and her mother started probing her: ‘is it only you he comes around to take out of the class?’ and she replied ‘no’. “The child said it was herself and her friend. So her mother asked her to show us what he does to her friend. The child said he kisses her bum bum and he licks her bum bum, demonstrating it by using a puppy in the room.” Child develops strange traits Ogedengbe, during her lengthy testimony, said from COSON vs AGF, MCSN: Court delivers judgment today By Benjamin Njoku AFTER weeks of protests by members of Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, following the what the society has termed the meddling of the Attorney- General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami in the Nigerian music industry, the case filed by COSON against the AGF and the Musical Copyright Society Nigeria,MCSN, has finally been returned to Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos, for judgment today. Judgment in the suit was initially slated for December 6, 2017. But following dramatic events, the judgment was adjourned till December 14, 2017, when the judge said that the judgment would be delivered ‘come rain, come sunshine’. On the day, the judgment was still not read as the judge announced that the case file had been taken from him and that he had no choice but adjourn the judgment indefinitely. While all these were going on, an attempt was made to unseat Chief Tony Okoroji, Chairman of COSON. However, on December 19, 2017, the CO- SON General Assembly met in Lagos and overwhelmingly voted to restore Chief Okoroji to his position as Chairman. hool Supervisor defiled 2-yr-old shown in court her evaluation, the mother and child need psychological help. She said: “Afterwards, I decided to confirm from the mother if the child if she observed any strange behaviour in the child and the mother said yes. “I asked because I noticed in the course of interacting with the child that the child was occasionally aggressive. The mother confirmed this and also stated that the child had problems with sleeping and had been having nightmares. “She also complained of inappropriate sexual behaviour from the child, as she suddenly became curious to see people’s naked bodies.” “From my findings, the child exhibited aggressive behaviour, inappropriate sexual behaviour, sleeping problems and also fear.”