A Makurdi Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a cleric, Elijah Ebimone, in prison for allegedly abducting three girls and turning them to sex slaves.
Ebimone, 32, is facing a two-count charge of abduction and causing miscarriage, punishable under Sections 274 and 233 of the Penal Code, Laws of Benue State, 2004.
The Magistrate, Theresa Wergba, ordered the remand of the accused and adjourned the matter till December 28 for further mention.
Her action followed the application for adjournment made by the prosecutor, Daniel […]
With tears rolling down her cheek, a housewife, Mrs Grace Olorunfemi, on Wednesday prayed an Akure Customary Court to dissolve her 11-year-old marriage, which, she claimed, turned her to a slave.
Grace submitted that continued marriage to Abiodun would be tantamount to endless servitude.
She alleged that her husband had no care for her and their two children, compelling her to engage in manual labour to fend for the family.
“I prefer to be single than continue to live with Abiodun. He thought […]
Leader of the Biafra Independent Movement, BIM, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to grant Biafra independence.
Uwazuruike in a statement by the group’s Director of Information, Chris Mocha, said Igbos’ continuous claim to Nigeria meant adopting slavery, corruption, poverty, marginalisation, inequality and instability.
Stressing that secession of Biafra will be good for Nigeria and all other ethnic nationalities, Uwazurike said,
“If I will not get Biafra, I wouldn’t have come out to start talking about it in the first place […]