Vigilante Member Arraigned For Raping Nursing Mother In Osun

Justice Ademola's Trial OpensA 25-year-old vigilante member, Sunday Arewa, has been docked before an Ile-Ife Magistrate court in Osun State, for allegedly raping a nursing mother.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Emmanuel Abdulahi, told the court that “Arewa committed the offence on January 19, 2017 at about 12:00 am at Oke-Ogbo area in Ile-Ife.

“The accused inflicted injuries on the left arm of the victim, Tosin Afolabi, and also threatened her with gun before allegedly having carnal knowledge of her in an uncompleted building.

The prosecutor further informed the court that the accused committed offences contrary to and punishable under Sections 351, 355, 86(2) and 360 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun, 2003.

Arewa entered into a not guilty plea to the four count-charges presented against him.

Meanwhile, the Defence Counsel, Akintilo Olakunbi, made attempt to move application for Arewa’s bail but the presiding Magistrate Olalekan Ijiyode, asked her to bring a written bail application.

The presiding Magistrate has therefore ordered that Arewa be remanded in Ile-Ife prison custody.

The case was adjourned to March 10, 2017 for hearing.

Rivers State Records 85 Per Cent PVC Distribution

rivers stateThe Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Rivers State, Gesila Khan, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has recorded 85 per cent Permanent Voter Card (PVC) distribution in the state.

Mrs Gesila gave the PVC distribution update when she visited Governor Chibuike Amaechi at the Rivers State Government House in Port Harcourt.

She also spoke on the readiness of the electoral body for the elections, saying all strategies had been put in place.

The visit of the REC and officials of the commission in Rivers State to the Governor was part of the commission’s move to wrap-up the preparation for the elections.

Governor Amaechi told his the commission officials that Nigerians were looking up to the INEC to prove a point in the conduct of the elections.

Responding to the governor’s comment, the REC said the commission would stop at nothing, to ensure that elections in the state would be credible.