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Autopsy Report Says NSCDC Officer Killed by Blunt Blows to the Head

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The death of a Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps officer, Assistant Superintendent of Corps, Ogah Jumbo, during a violent encounter with two traffic wardens in Nyanya, Abuja, on March 19, 2019, was as a result of blunt blows to his head.

An autopsy carried out on his remains at the Maitama General Hospital, Abuja, indicated that the 41-year-old also suffered multiple skin and soft tissue injuries and cerebral edema.

Cerebral edema is the excess accumulation of water in the intra or extracellular spaces of the brain during which damaged cells swell, injured blood vessels leak and blocked absorption pathways force fluid to enter the brain tissues.

The post-mortem, which was conducted by Senior Consultant Anatomic Pathologists, Asokoro District Hospital, Dr K. Ezike and Dr I. Okwudire-Ejeh, assisted by Dr Abdulkareem, revealed that there was a bruise on the deceased’s forehead above the right eyebrow, measuring 2.5 x 1cm.

The autopsy report obtained by PUNCH Metro in Abuja on Monday, stated that there was also a bruise on the lateral aspect of the skin of the left eye socket, 1.5cm below the left eye and measuring 1.5 x 0.5cm.

Ada, the widow of the deceased, who witnessed the altercation between Ogah and the traffic wardens, had said that her husband was dragged on the ground by  the traffic wardens till he died.

She stated that he was beaten with batons and sustained broken fingernails and bruises on his toes during the encounter.

The autopsy report stated, “Multiple skin and soft tissue injuries are observed as follows: Bruise on the right forehead, 1cm above the lateral aspect of the right eyebrow measuring 2.5 x 1cm; bruise on the lateral aspect of the skin of the left eye socket, 1.5cm below the left eye and measuring 1.5 x 0.5cm.

“Bruise on the central portion of the right knee cap, measuring 2 x 1.5cm; bruise on the right leg, 4cm below the knee cap and measuring 2 x 1.5cm; two bruises next to each other (above and below), just beneath the left knee cap, measuring 1.5 x 1.2cm and 1.5 x 1.5cm, respectively; and bruise on the tip of the right big toe, measuring 1.5 x 0.5cm.

“Sections from the brain show congestion of vascular channels and foci of perivascular halos, features consistent with cerebral edema. Final anatomical diagnoses: Multiple skin and soft tissue injuries, blunt force injury to the head and cerebral edema.”

The report added that the victim’s right lung upper lobe, left lung lower lobe, right and left adrenal gland were retained for further examination.

Also kept for histology were the right and left kidneys, spleen, liver and brain.

A group, Joint Civil Society Action Against Extra-judicial Killings, however, insisted on the setting up of a commission of inquiry to investigate all cases of extra-judicial killings by police personnel across the country.

Addressing journalists in Abuja on Monday, the Convener of the group, Paul Edeh, asked the acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to mete out commensurate sanctions based on the report of the commission of inquiry as well as prosecute any police officer found culpable in the killing of innocent Nigerians to serve as a deterrent to others.

The lawyer also demanded the prosecution of the Nyanya Divisional Police Officer, Igbekele Ogunfemi, and his men for alleged involvement in Ogah’s death.

He said, “We demand that the Nigeria Police Force tenders an unreserved apology for the false information presented by the force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, at his press conference of March 21, 2019.

“We also demand that the acting Inspector-General of Police immediately pays a condolence visit to the widow of Ogah Jumbo to commiserate with her over the brutal killing of her husband.”

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Second Term: My Bid to Return Out of Commitment to Democratic Ideals – Demola Doherty

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Hon. Demola Doherty is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a House of Representatives aspirant in Ifako/Ijaiye Constituency, Lagos State. Addressing newsmen recently, Doherty highlighted his achievements as an Executive Chairman of Ifako Ijaiye Local Government and his desire for a second term.

“The administration in which I was the Executive Chairman remains a reference and legacy administration in Ifako-Ijaiye till date, the more reason the people yearn for my return as Chairman for 2nd term in office.

“The template for the infrastructural developments witnessed during our first term is still with us upon which successive governments have built their projects but we still have a lot to do to remove Ifako-Ijaiye from the sub-urban status.

“Classical examples of infrastructures visible on ground are drainages & road construction viz: Mojisola Str, Adekoya Str, Gospel Crusader, Abu Alfred, Aina Ajobo, Bola Ahmed Tinubu Rd. (Old Akute Road) et al.

“The health of the people was of utmost importance to us hence the concept of Ashabi Taiwo Maternity.

“My next term plan is to address strategic roads yet to be done, such as Oshola Str., Powerline, Ibari Str. and link Ogundimu to Olowo surbub. I also intend to team up with our Assembly member to accelerate construction of Abiola Onijemo bridge.

Health:

The health of the people was paramount to our being in govt hence the concept of New Ashabi Taiwo Maternity, upgrade of Ajilete PHC for 24hrs service.

Construction of New Ogundimu PHC; donation of 30 KVA Diesel Generator; Out Patient benches for Ifako-Ijaiye General Hospital and financial support.

Education:

Three new buildings, consisting 36 classrooms were constructed in Ajuwon (Ward F), Ogundimu (Ward F) Fagba (Ward D) and Rmrehabilitation of Bishop Oluwole Primary School (Ward C1).

Desks, chairs & tables were provided for pupils and teachers, respectively.

Yearly bursary to tertiary institutions students were increased by 50% and paid regularly. Indigent students were annually assisted with free WAEC/GCE forms and extra-mural classes.

Bags, English Language workbooks, exercise books and writing materials were provided free to 8000 pupils & students of Ifako-Ijaiye as dividend of democracy.

My next term plan is to wholly support Hon. Tope Adewale our Assembly member, to increase the number of free JAMB forms beneficiaries to 100% and to provide additional support to tertiary students in our local govt area.

Market:

Ishaga market was expanded and rebuilt to accommodate more market women and men. My next term plan is to rebuild NRC Area Office as well as Obawole/Ndike/Powerline Market.

Political Class:

The political class witnessed remarkable cohesion with local govt support during our last outing but there is a great deal of room for improvement.

My next term plan is to restructure wealth creation and poverty alleviation in a way that items relevant to the specific needs of the people shall be given out to reduce poverty in the land and make them self-sustainable.

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Cleric Offers Scholarship to Underaged Victims of Sexual Abuse

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A popular Islamic cleric, philanthropist, business and Estate mogul, and founder, Sebilu Nnajat TV, Sheikh Hammed Olanrewaju Alfulaany, has offered scholarships to two sexually abused underaged girls, aged 14 and 16, who were sexually molested by their parents.

The victims, Ayomide Rachael Johnson, and Motunrayo Ogunsanwo, were allegedly sexually assaulted by their fathers in Meiran, and Epe respectively before they were rescued by Lady of Africa Foundation.

The organization reported the matter to the police and the fathers were arrested. The case is presently in court.

The Cleric was approached by the Founder and National Coordinator of the Foundation, Princess Oluwabukola Fasuyi, to assist the victims in furthering their education. Since their case became public knowledge, the victims had been under the care of the Foundation.

Upon hearing the plights of the victims, the business mogul offered to sponsor their education to University level and promised to take care of their feeding and daily expenses.

The elated Princess Bukola Fasuyi expressed gratitude to the cleric for coming to the aid of the victims, and urged other philanthropists to follow suit by coming to the assistance of the Foundation in providing succour to the needy.

Apart from the victims, the business mogul also offered scholarships to a 22year old Barakat Hassan and her 24-year old sister, Azeezat, who were abandoned by their mother for 22 years after she packed out of her matrimonial home.

Their situation became worst after the death of their father, as they had no one to take care of them.

Barakat lost her sight in the process, placing a heavy burden on her sister to fend for both of them.

Their plight was brought to the attention of the philanthropist who offered to foot the medical bill of Barakat running into millions of naira. She is presently receiving medical attention in one of the top hospitals in Lagos.

The two sisters have also been given accomodation by the philanthropist and are on the verge of enrolling in school.

While eulogising the philanthropic gesture of Sheikh Olanrewaju Hammed Alfulaany, Princess Oluwabukola Fasuyi said the philanthropist has demonstrated there should be no religious or ethnic biases towards helping the needy, adding such gestures should be emulated by every Nigerian.

She called on International community, government and well-to-do Nigerians to support Sheikh Olanrewaju Hammed Alfulaany in his philanthropic gesture as well as come to the aid of Lady of Africa Foundation in it’s quest to give back to the society.

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Domestic Violence: Foundation Calls for Protection of the Girl-Child

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A women advocacy group, Lady of Africa Empowerment and Advocacy Foundation, LAEAF has called on government to ensure the right of girl child is protected amidst rampant cases of domestic sexual abuses of young girls.

While reacting to increase in cases of sexual abuses of teenagers, the founder of the group, Princess Oluwabukola Fasuyi, said it’s disheartening to hear cases of fathers sexually molesting their daughters.

According to her, children who are victims of such abuses ends up becoming wayward and live with the psychological effects of the abuse for the rest of their lives.

Citing the case of a 14year old girl at Meiran, Lagos State, who was sexually molested severally by her father before she was rescued by the organization, Princess Fasuyi said the victim is currently battling with the trauma, having been introduced to a wayward as a result of her father’s action.

She added the organization is making every efforts to assist the victim recover from the abuse and has enrolled her in one of the government’s school in the state.

“It’s high time government ensured the right of girl child are protected. It’s disturbing when.you hear stories of fathers sleeping with their daughters. We have a case of a 14 year old girl who was sexually abused by her father. At times the girl would ran out of the house in the middle of the night whenever the father wanted to.sleep with her. This happened on several occasions. W

When we got wind of it, we had to rescue the girl and report the matter to the police. The father was arrested, charger to court, and is currently in prison custody while the case is going on in court.

The action has made the girl wayward but the organization is trying to re-orientate her and give her a new life,” she said.

She also cited the case of a 17year old girl who was rescued in Epe after being severally sexually molested by her father. The girl was later rescued by the organization.

According to her, the organization reported the matter to the police and the father was arrested. The case is presently in court.

” We are urging the government to pay more attention to women by empowering them. It’s said when you build a woman, you build a nation. Many young girls who grow up to be wayward are victims of domestic abuses from childhood. Government must ensure violators are brought to book.

Law enforcement agencies must ensure violators are prosecuted and justice is served to victims. Girl child should be educated while parents, especially mothers should pay adequate attention to their daughters to protect them from randy father’s,” she urged.

Lady of Africa Empowerment and Foundation is a non governmental organization committed to the empowement and rapid development of women.

Over the years, the Foundation has been involved in several cases involving the welfare of women.

In 2009, the Foundation rescued one Dupe Olowoyo, a widowed and single mother of two who was down with cancer of the vagina. Several millions of Naira were spent on her treatment by the Foundation before she was cured of the disease, and was later empowered by the Foundation.

Likewise, one Yinka Popoola, a single mother of four, was treated of cancer of the mouth by the Foundation.

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