It is triple jeopardy for Aishat as her journey to Lagos State for greener pastures has become a nightmare.

Punch Metro gathered that the 16-year-old was gang-r*ped by four men at a motor park in Ijesha, Surulere, where she was abandoned by her guardian.

The r*pe was said to have resulted in pregnancy, as the Oyo State indigene roamed the park for shelter.

She was reported to have slept in different shops until the pregnancy reached an advanced stage and she was referred to welfare workers.

Aishat was taken to the Mother and Child Care Centre, Gbaja, an arm of the Randle General Hospital, Surulere, where she was delivered of a baby through caesarean section.

Punch correspondent learnt that she was being prepared to be taken to a government home when the result of her Covid-19 test returned positive.

She was subsequently transferred to the Gbagada Isolation Centre.

Punch  Metro obtained a video of Aishat being interrogated by some women, who expressed worry that since she was delivered of the baby, she could not produce breast milk to feed her baby.

In the video, Aishat said, “I got pregnant through r*pe by four men. I gave birth at Gbaja. I stayed in the Ijesha motor park. I was r*ped there. I know the rapists. I gave birth through operation.”

The lady filming the video said, “Her breast is not bringing out milk. No food (for the baby). We have been here trying to help this girl. The baby was born through an operation; it’s a baby girl.”

Another woman at the isolation centre narrated how the victim was brought to Lagos from Saki, Oyo State, by a woman who “picked her from her parents when she was small.”

She stated, “The woman promised to hand her over to the person she would be working with. When they got to Lagos, the woman left her at the motor park and said she was coming.

“But the woman did not return. While she was roaming around, she slept in a bus, where she was gang-r*ped by four men. After being gang-raped, she had no place to go; she was still going round the motor park where she always saw the people who gang-r*ped her.

“She was sleeping inside shops during the time she was pregnant before she was taken to the Gbaja hospital.”

Punch Metro gathered that there was confusion at the Maternal and Child Care Centre, Gbaja, where she was delivered of the baby.

It was learnt that no fewer than 30 health workers were exposed to Aishat during delivery.

Further findings revealed that after tests were conducted, the workers were all mandated to continue working.

A medical worker in the know alleged that the Medical Director of the Randle General Hospital, Dr Aduke Odutayo, sneaked out Aishat after getting her test result.

The source stated, “The girl was originally directed to the hospital through the Ministry of Women Affairs, where her case was first reported.

“The ministry then informed the permanent secretary of the Health Service Commission. The permanent secretary later spoke to the Randle General Hospital MD, who gave instructions to the Head of Department, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

“An emergency caesarean section was done on the girl without any personal protective equipment. That has been the status quo in the hospital since the beginning of the COVID-19; nobody has PPE.

“After delivery, she spent 10 days at the Maternal and Child Care Centre on admission, where various doctors and nurses attended to her.”

The Coordinator, Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, said Aishat’s video was recorded by another COVID-19 patient at the isolation centre.

She noted that efforts were on to reunite her with trusted family members.

“The police have already commenced investigation into the s.e.xual violence allegation,” she stated.




A 70-year-old man, Mohammed Sani Umar (Tela), has r*ped an eight-year-old girl in Chanchaga area of Minna, Niger State.

Umar r*ped the girl twice before giving her N80 not to tell anybody about the incident.

The mother of the girl noticed her abnormal behaviour, which made her question the girl before she revealed that the septuagenarian defiled her.

“She was sick for some weeks and after every treatment, she was still not very well. Then, a neighbour advised her mother to keep a close watch on the girl, which the mother started doing.

“After some days, she saw some stains in her underwear and asked her what happened to her.

“The little girl took the mother to his place and on reaching there, she just pointed at him.

“On sighting the woman and the girl, he started begging them to cover it up so he will take responsibility,” Abubakar, the girl's uncle, narrated.

He said Umar was beaten by angry members of the community before he was interrogated and handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.

“The woman started crying and shouted for help. People came around, dragged him to the family house, where he was beaten and confessed that he had s.e.x with her twice.

“He said that he gave her N50 once and another N30 the second time.

“We took him to the police custody and handed him to the police to charge him to court,” Abubakar added.

The family appealed to the police to handle the matter professionally as they expressed fear that the police could sweep the case under the carpet as Umar is influential in the society.

“The Divisional Police Officer said the case would be forwarded to the state command on Monday.

“We want the police to do the right thing because the man is very influential and has some people who usually bail criminals arrested by the police.

“He knows the rich people in the community and there is a possibility they would conspire with the police to release the man and sweep the matter under the carpet.

“The police should ensure justice is served right in this case,” the family urged.




The substation is a major supply route in KEDCO franchise areas covering Kano, Katsina, and Jigawa states.

The Public Relations Officer, Kano State Fire Service, Saidu Muhammed confirmed the incident to Vanguard.

Muhammed said firemen have since quenched the fire outbreak.

According to him, “We received a distress call at about 11 am.

“It was a transformer that caught up with fire.

“We have since quenched the fire.

“No life was lost.

“Investigation is ongoing to ascertained the immediate cause of the incident,” Muhammed however said.





D’banj’s former manager, Franklin Amudo, has lent his voice on the current r.a.p.e allegations surrounding the music star, after claiming that the supposed victim, Seyitan Babatayo, told him of the alleged r.a.p.e after it happened in 2018.

Mr Amudo, who is making his statement for the first time since the r.a.p.e allegations became a public affair, said recently that he gave Ms Babatayo the keys to his hotel room on December 30, 2018, so she could spend the night after an all-white event at Eko Atlantic Hotel.

He mentioned that Babatayo and several others were invited to the event, and she spent the time in his hotel room while he headed home to catch a flight to Accra, Ghana by 7 am the following day.

Amudo explained that D’banj had accommodation for the night at Eko Atlantic Towers.

He said, “Upon my arrival in Accra, Seyitan called, saying that D’banj gained access into her room at Glee Hotel by 3am and rape her.”

The artiste manager further added that he decided not to discuss the issue with the former Mo’Hits star and his wife, saying that the trip to Accra was meant to be a ‘healing trip’ from the loss of their son.

“I chose not to discuss this matter with D’banj because he and his wife were also in Accra as this was supposed to be a healing trip to recover from the loss of their son,” he wrote.

Amudo has reiterated that he is against rape and debunked allegations that he was “in the habit of arraigning girls for artistes” and that he colluded with Babatayo to indict D’banj.

Read his statement posted on Instagram on Sunday below;





A 33-year-old woman identified as Hauwa on Saturday allegedly connived with her 35-year-old elder sister, Zainab, to remove her foetus and bury it in a shallow grave at People’s Club Hotel in Tudun Wada, Kaduna.

An investigation revealed that both sisters who reside close to the hotel facility checked in Friday night after they paid N2,000 accommodation fee to execute their chilling plan.

Sources within the area say the young woman was well known though they could not ascertain the age of the pregnancy, noting that she must have carried out the dastardly act due to a paternity issue surrounding the pregnancy or due to family pressure.

‘”Hauwa is a well-known pregnant woman around here. She came around yesterday to book for accommodation. No one ever thought that she had such a thing in mind. What we don’t also know is whether she gave birth before daybreak or someone helps her removed the baby,’ a source who spoke in confidence stated.

‘This morning, someone who is not staff at the hotel sighted them from a distance when she and her sister were digging the spot where they buried the baby. It was unfortunate.’

An eyewitness, Bello Abdulmumin, who claimed to have seen them said: ‘I just came in and I saw two women around 11 am this morning with stick digging somewhere there (pointing to the area).

‘After they finished digging, they dropped something there and covered it with sand. I drew someone’s attention to it and we tried to check what was planted there.

‘The moment we saw blood, I then asked the other man to leave the spot and that was how we went to inform the police who came and arrested the two of them.

‘I know the two of them, Hauwa and Zainab, very well because they live around here. The elder sister Zainab should be around 35, while Auwa should be 33,’ the witness narrated




Nollywood actress Lala Akindoju has berated the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, after they shared a video showing their visit to actress Regina Daniels who recently welcomed a baby.

During the visit, the AGN led by President Emeka Rollas presented gifts to the actress and her billionaire husband Ned Nwoko.

Emeka Rollas also said the newborn is the “Nollywood baby of the year”

“This is our baby, Nollywood baby of the year, we are here to rejoice with your family”, Emeka Rollas said.

The visit and gift presentation took place at the actress’s residence in Abuja.

However, Lala Akindoju didn’t find the visit necessary at this point.

Lala said AGN neglected pressing issues while taking up the visit to Regina Daniel as a priority.

“This is actually shameful. In these times where the actor’s guild should show leadership on pressing issues like navigating the industry with COVID-19, like creating structures to stop sexual harassment in the industry”, she wrote on Twitter.

“This is their priority. Even if you visit your member, must you film and post?

“The videos we need to see about the future and safety of practitioners. Yet, they abuse us and insist that we join. Sigh!

“It is shameful because they should use the same energy to do the things that actually move the industry forward”.



Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced a "phased reopening" of the country, with the resumption of international flights from August 1 as well as the lifting of internal travel restrictions.

The move comes as pressure mounts to kickstart the country's ailing economy after nearly four months of coronavirus restrictions that have devastated key industries such as tourism.

Kenyatta said in a televised address that "international air travel into and out of the territory of Kenya shall resume effective 1 August 2020."

He also announced that a ban on movement in and out of the capital Nairobi, the port city of Mombasa and northeastern Mandera, would be lifted from July 15.


However, a curfew from 9pm to 4am will remain in place for another 30 days.

Kenya has recorded just over 8,000 cases of the virus and 164 deaths.




The Department of State Services (DSS) has refuted media reports that it arrested Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

This was contained in a press statement by Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer, Department of State Services.

The statement titled; “OFFICIAL: Magu is Not Arrested by DSS” stated; “The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the public that it did not arrest Ibrahim MAGU, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as has been reported by sections of the media.

“The Service, has since, today, 6th July, 2020, been inundated with enquiries over the alleged arrest.”

However, Vanguard reports that the acting chairman of the EFCC, Magu, was grilled by a panel set up to investigate alleged infractions against him.

The panel is sitting at the Conference Centre of the Presidential Villa (Old Banquet Hall) Abuja.

Recall that the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami had recently written to President Muhammadu Buhari on why the EFCC boss should be replaced having been rejected many times for confirmation by the National Assembly.

The former Director-General of the Department of State Service, DSS, Lawal Daura had also written what was said to be damaging report against Magu to the senate.

Meanwhile, journalists who went to cover the event at about 3.20 pm, were turned back by security personnel. Even when the journalists who cover the State House decided to go to the press center at the Old Banquet Hall, they were politely told to excuse the place for a while.



The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Monday, said food will no longer be served on domestic flights when operations resume.

Sirika who spoke during the Presidential Taskforce, PTF on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja explained that the decision was part of efforts to control the spread of the novel coronavirus on flights.

“For this domestic operation, there will be no food. No food will be given to reduce contamination level and we will allow you to come with your mask,” he said.

“Like the MD of FAAN had said the other day, we see it as your private thing. So it is you bring your mask, they don’t have to be the fancy ones.”

On how cabin crew came into existence, he said the cabin crew’s job was not to offer tea to passengers.

He said: “They came into the industry because of people who were getting air-sick so we thought we would be putting nurses in the aeroplane to look after those people who are sick. Since then, they metamorphosed and they became something new.

“They want to now give you tea because many people don’t get sick anymore, they give will either give you coffee, offer you food and drink and so on. So the main purpose of the cabin staff is to ensure that we all remain safe for your welfare and your health.”





The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has fixed August 4, 2020, as commencement for this year’s examination, according to Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, minister of state for education.

At the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing on Monday, Nwajiuba said the examination will end on September 5.

According to the minister, after WAEC examination, that of the National Examination Council (NECO) and the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) will hold.

He added that timetable for the examination will be made available in due course.

“Last week, the chairman of the PTF announced that school facilities would be available for those who want to go into revision classes. As soon as we conclude WAEC, we’ll take up the NABTEB and NECO examinations,” he said.

“The idea here is that we have a whole month from now till then. Those who can and those who are willing — the states who are willing — should make their schools available for their children to revise.

“We’ve done the most we can with our representative at WAEC and we have this afternoon confirmed that the dates allotted for the exams will be from the 4th of August through to the 5th of September. Local timings will be published.

“From tomorrow, this is part of what we’re taking into our concluding stakeholders’ meeting tomorrow with NCDC, Nigeria Union of Teachers. Everybody will conclude this stakeholders’ meeting tomorrow and these dates are what were going to take into those.

“We’ll be asking that those who are not prepared yet to please go and prepare.”





A 32-year-old man was on Sunday found dead at a Lodging in Narok town, Kenya.

Shocked residents milled about the lodging as Narok police officers removed his body from the building.

The deceased, identified as Edmond Parseen, was an officer at the Ministry of Industrialization.

According to the police, he booked into the lodging on Saturday, July 4, at about 6pm. He was later joined in the room by his girlfriend, police said.


In the room, police found unused condoms, alcoholic and energy drinks.

Narok North OCPD Fredrick Shiundu said the cause of death will be determined after a post-mortem is conducted.

But he said the deceased could have died as a result of alcoholic and energy drinks that he took.

The deceased’s uncle, Felix Nkoyo, said the deceased was unreachable on his mobile since Friday only for him to learn that he had died.


He revealed that the woman he was with was their neighbour although their affair wasn’t public.

Police took the body to Narok County Hospital mortuary as investigations begin.

The police have since taken her into custody as investigations commence.

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