Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, has written an open letter to the Delta state government for immediate action to be taken as members of a community in the state hace concluded plans to barnish a young woman who reported her husband after he allegedly had sex, impregnated and procured an abortion for their 14 year old daughter, Chidinma.
According to Gwamnishu, the crime was committed sometime in 2010 and the suspect is still in prison. Read his open letter below:
OPEN LETTER TO:
1. GOVERNOR IFEANYI OKOWA
Executive Governor Delta State
2. HON. BARR. PETER MRAKPOR
Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Delta State.
3. HIS ROYAL MAJESTY EMMANUEL EFEIZOMO II
Chairman Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers.
Mrs. Grace Eze’s husband raped their 14 years old daughter sometime ago and the said rape led to the said daughter’s pregnancy. The pregnancy was aborted at the instance of Mrs Eze’s husband in a bid to cover-up his iniquitous acts.
When Mrs. Grace Eze found out about the crime her husband had committed, especially in view of the sensitive nature as it involved the rape of a minor, it became imperative for detailed investigation, especially medical investigations, so as to ensure that the victim was free from any medical conditions; and indeed that the culprit faces the law for the embarrassment he had brought to his family and entire Deltans.
Flowing from the foregoing facts, Mrs. Grace Eze first reported the matter to husband relatives and Behind Bars Human Rights Foundation reported to the Police in fulfilment of our constitutional duty to report the suspected commission of crimes, and in a bid to secure professional guidance for a detailed medical investigation of her daughter’s health and emotional status.
We were extremely embarrassed and disappointed when we found out that some community leaders had summoned Mrs Grace Eze and gave her a list of items to compulsorily provide to “cleanse the land” because she reported her husband to the human rights and sought help for her daughter. The said list of items is herein annexed to this letter for your kind perusal.
Mrs. Grace Eze was further threatened that if she failed to comply with the directives of the said community leaders, she will be banished from the community and severely dealt with.
Worthy of note is the fact that the family of the person who committed the rape and orchestrated an abortion, has not been summoned to provide any items to “cleanse the land”. (The man still in Prison custody).
We see what is at play as a conscious effort to cover-up a crime and victimize Mrs. Grace Eze.
We are very aware of your influence and astute leadership in your and therefore urge you to intervene immediately in this case so as to salvage the image of this community and put a stop to the imminent threats Mrs Grace Eze has received from her community leaders.
We have elected not to petition the community leaders to the National Human Rights Commission, as well as proceed to court in a bid to safeguard and defend the fundamental rights of Mrs Grace Eze because we are confident that you will intervene and see that justice is done. No citizen of our country should be punished for exercising her constitutional or legal rights.
Kindly accept the expression of our esteemed regards as we look forward to hearing from you.
Behind Bars Human Rights Foundation
Uncle Kills 7-Year-Old Male Twins For Rituals In Delta
An uncle is on the run after killing 7-year-old twins for rituals in Delta state.
The 7-year-old male twins went missing only for their disemembered bodies to be found in a bush after their uncle, Onuwa Oliseh, lured them into the bush within the neighbourhood and killed them on Friday, March 6.
According to reports, the incident happened after they returned from school. He was said to have removed some of their body parts for money rituals and dumped the remains.
Investigation by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team in the state led to the arrest of Onuwa’s accomplice, Kelvin Uzor, who is also a relation of the twins.
“Police got information that on March 6, the twins were missing from their parents’ house. Their bodies were later found in the bush on March 8 with some parts of their bodies mutilated. Their eyes, hands and private parts were missing. Police began investigation and generated enough intelligence that led to the arrest of Uzor. He confessed that they were a three-man gang and wanted to do money ritual with the body parts,” a senior officer said.
18-year-old Uzor, in his statement, admitted the twins were killed for rituals but denied partaking in their murder. Uzor revealed further that the initial plan was to use an elderly woman in the community for the money ritual but he prevailed on the gang to spare the woman because she was generous.
The remains of the twins had been deposited at the General Hospital, Igbuzor while IRT detectives led by DCP Abba Kyari had launched a manhunt for their uncle.
Man Stabbed To Death By His Wife In Rivers State
A Nigerian man has been confirmed dead after being stabbed by his wife during a heated argument at their residence in Rivers State.
Facebook user, Anthony Biko Shadrach insinuated that his cousin was stabbed to death by his wife because he was seeing other women.
the world is indeed evil my cousin stabbed to death by his wife
In an exchange with a follower, Anthony added;
Just a little argument even if he is seeing other Women don’t warrant his life
Lagos Govt Provides Food Items To State Residents [PHOTOS]
The Lagos state government has offered to provide food items at the doorsteps of residents who are currently indoor due to the coronavirus outbreak.
This was made known by Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Twitter, as he made it known that the idea is to alleviate the sufferings of the people as it plans to give the food items to about 200,000 households containing six members in the first instance.
Among the food items to be distributed to residents are bags of rice, gari, beans, bread, pepper, drinking water, vitamins, among others, adding that the gesture is a continuous process.
“I am happy to announce an economic stimulus package to help our residents cushion the effects of our #StayAtHome directive to stop the spread of #COVID19.
“This first stage is targeting 200,000 households at an estimation of six people per household. We hope to ramp it up quickly.
“The stimulus package will contain bags of rice, beans, gari, bread, dry pepper, drinking water and vitamins. We want each ration to last for 14 days as we continue to evaluate the impact of #COVID19.
“Please stay home with your loved ones. We want the best for you.”
This first stage is targeting 200,000 households at an estimation of 6 people per household. We hope to ramp it up quickly. pic.twitter.com/QiqeaM9eSJ
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) March 27, 2020