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Akwa Ibom man held for luring 14-year old girl online before abducting, raping, impregnating her five times

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The Police in Eket Area Command have arrested a 37-year-old man from Ibeno Local Government Area, Honest Okon Ufokiko for allegedly kidnapping and trafficking a 14-year-old girl, Enobong Udotai.

Ufokiko was arrested by the police crack team led by Inspector Wisdom Ndak following a petition by the Child’s Right and Rehabilitation Network (CRARN) to the Police Commander of Eket Area Command after the victim went to the Organization and registered her complaints.

The victim, who is an orphan from Effoi, Eket, accused the culprit of luring her over the internet while claiming to be her biological father. She said she was in a government orphanage home in Uyo and a student of Connelly Cornelia College Uyo and was billed to write her final Senior Secondary Certificate Exams of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) when Ufokikot lured and kidnapped her in 2019 and did not only violate her, but had impregnated her five times as well as forced her to carry out abortions three consecutive times, one of which almost cost her life.

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She equally told the Police that Ufokiko often forced her to sleep with different men since she was kidnapped, while he collected the proceeds, and when she gave birth to a child, he forced it on one of his clients who is a high profile politician in the state and coerced him to be paying monthly child support to him.

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Enobong further told the police that when she got tired of being in captivity, she wanted to flee but Ufokiko ruffled and manhandled her. This caused her injuries, including a fractured left arm, even when he knew she was carrying a two-month pregnancy and was only rescued by neighbours when he wanted to strangle her.

She said her captor warned her not to report the matter to the police as it would be an effort in futility since he was highly connected and would not hesitate to use charms from his witch doctors to harm her.

Honest Okon Ufokiko, who goes by Mizta Glo on social media and claims to be the President of Ibeno Youths Association (IYA) and the Secretary to the Palace of Paramount Ruler of Ibeno, did not deny any of the allegations levelled against him but merely insisted that the victim was his daughter and the devil had forced him to commit these atrocious acts.

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The Eket Area Command of the Nigeria Police said due to the weight of the case, Ufokiko would be transferred to the State Police Command, Ikot Akpan Abia, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State for further investigation and prosecution.

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Registrar: John Lyon not UNICAL graduate

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The University of Calabar, UNICAL, on Wednesday said that the alleged kidnapper, John Ewa, popularly called “John Lyon” was not a graduate of the institution.

A statement issued in Calabar by the Registrar of the institution, Mr Gabriel Egbe, said that the university’s management stumbled on the media report with dissatisfaction and described it as fallacious.

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Recall that Ewa was arrested in connection with kidnapping activities by the Bayelsa Police Command and was subsequently paraded before the media.

“The said John Ewa was never a student of the university, neither did he graduate from the institution.

“We urge members of the public to discountenance any information linking John Ewa to our prestigious university,” Egbe said in the statement.

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Gunmen have attacked the Igangan Police station in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Newsmen gathered that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Adebowale Williams, and his men are at the scene of the attack as of the time of filing this report.

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The incident happened last night with reports suggesting that a Divisional Crime Officer and a suspect who was in detention were killed in the process.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, had earlier confirmed the incident, saying the CP was on his way to the affected police station.

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Ibarapa has been in the news over clashes between farmers and herders.

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Rally: Court orders Peter Obi’s supporters not to converge at Lekki toll gate

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The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the Labour Party and its supporters not to converge at the Lekki toll gate for its #Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally billed to hold on the 1st of October, 2020.

The court also directed the Inspector General of Police and the Lagos State Police Commissioner to ensure compliance with the order.

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Justice Daniel Osiagor made these orders today while ruling on a motion for injunction brought by 10 plaintiffs, who are asking the court to, among others, restrain the LP, its presidential candidate Peter Obi, his vice Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, one Julius Abure and their loyalists from holding the rally.

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The court also held that the while the rally cannot stop at the Lekki toll gate, it can pass through the venue to access Falomo Bridge and other venues at which the rally plans to meet.

A preliminary objection filed by the defendants seeking to stop the court from hearing the motion on the grounds that it lacked jurisdiction could however not been entertained as all parties to the suit had not been served.

The court adjourned hearing of the substantive suit to Nov 4th.

In the suit, 10 plaintiffs through their Romeo Ese Michael, Esq. are asking the court to, among others, restrain the LP, its presidential candidate Peter Obi, his vice Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, one Julius Abure and their loyalists from holding the rally, until the hearing and determination of their Motion-On-Notice of September 12, 2022.

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The plaintiffs are Adedotun Ajulo Esq., Salamatu Suleiman Lewi Esq., Hakeem Ijaduola, Esq., Ogunbona Akinpelu Esq., Owolabi K. Oluwasegun, Esq., Mogbojuri Kayode Esq., Wuyep Mantim Nadom Esq., Dimimu Mabel, Esq., Kolawole Salami, Esq. and Mr. Wale Abe Lawrence.

The 1st to 10th defendants are Obi, LP, Baba-Ahmed, Abure, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Commissioner of Police (Lagos State Command), Director-General (Department of State Services), Lekki Concession Company (LCC) Limited, Attorney-General of Lagos State and The Governor of Lagos State.

In the substantive suit, the plaintiffs are arguing among other things that a repeat or celebration of the “infamous” EndSARS protest of 2020 under the political guise of “#Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally” will cause a breakdown of peace and will result in post-traumatic stress disorder for them and the public.

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