January 2020 - ESUT PARROT

UNIPORT landlord warns tenants, ”Marlians are not allowed in my house''

A landlord on Port Harcourt, around UNIPORT has warned people who intend to rent his house not to come near there if they are Marlians. He also warned intending tenants that Marlians are also not allowed to visit his property.

This has however generated a buzz on twitter, when a twitter user shared a copy of the warning the man sent out, lol. No Marlians... lol. See a more bold image below...

Katsina man chains, tortures wives for 10 months

The police in Katsina State have arrested a middle-aged man, identified simply as Samaila, for allegedly chaining and torturing his two wives, Fatima Salisu and Hadiza Musa, in his home for 10 months.

Fatima hails from the Markemagaji Gari village, while Hadiza is from the Kalyarubandaba village, both in Katsina State.

The two women, aged 20 years each, have no children with the suspect.

Samaila was picked up by police detectives from the home he shares with the victims at the Yannadabaiyye village in the Rimi Local Government Area of the state on Sunday.

He was arrested by policemen from the Rimi Divisional Police Headquarters before he was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Department of the command on Monday.

The spokesman for the command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed Samaila’s arrest.

He, however, did not give details of the case, stressing that it was still under investigation.

Punch correspondent gathered that the two women were saved by providence when Hadiza’s mother decided to pay her a surprise visit.

It was learnt that the old woman pleaded with Samaila to allow her take away a sewing machine she bought for her daughter since it was not being used.

Samaila reportedly refused to release the sewing machine and assaulted his mother-in-law in the process.

The woman reported the incident at the Rimi Divisional Police Headquarters, prompting the police to invite the suspect for questioning.

Not satisfied with Samaila’s responses to basic questions, detectives were sent to search his house.

The search led to the discovery of the two women in very terrible conditions.

Items recovered from the house include large chains used by the suspect to restrain the women, assorted charms and weapons.

In an interview at the police station, Fatima and Hadiza painted a horrific picture of their ordeal.

They alleged that their husband locked them up in a room after which he shaved their pubic hair and cut their fingernails with which he prepared a concoction, which he forced them to consume.

Hadiza said, “Samaila never allowed us to leave the room. We did everything in the room; we bathe and answered the call of nature there.

“He always chained us and only removed the chains whenever he wanted to have sex with any of us; he would have sex with any of us that he fancied, while the other watched.”

Hadiza also removed her veil to show her back, which was full of sores allegedly from the beating Samaila subjected her to. She further alleged that the suspect used to flog her and Fatima with electric wires.

Fatima told the police that she was subjected to the inhuman treatment for 10 months before Samaila married Hadiza, who joined her in captivity 10 weeks ago.

She explained that it was a taboo for any of them to let their husband know when they were observing their monthly period, because he threatened to kill them if he discovered that they were menstruating.

The two women could not say what Samaila’s source of livelihood was but stated that he regularly returned home with several wads of N500 notes.

A Katsina-based non-governmental organisation, Gender Associates and Social Inclusion, has taken interest in the plight of the two women.

UNICAL suspends 3 students over threat to lecturer, possession of hard drugs

The University of Calabar has suspended three undergraduates for sending threat messages to one of their lecturers and for the alleged possession hard drugs suspected to be Indian hemp.

While Uzoagba Chinaemerem Goodluck, a 200-level of the Department of Physics, was suspended for allegedly being caught smoking weed suspected to be Indian hemp, Messers Onyi Echu Owor and Agwu Ekeh, both of the Department of Computer Science, were suspended for sending threatening text messages to one of their lecturers.

In separate letters of suspension handed to the affected students and signed by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Zana Akpagu, and dated January 17, he described the threat messages from Onyi Echu and Agwu Ekeh as an act of misconduct not acceptable from students of the institution.

WHO declares #Coronavirus international public health emergency

The World Health Organisation has declared Coronavirus epidemic as an international Public Health Emergency.

The decision Thursday came as the number of people diagnosed with the 2019-nCoV virus had skyrocketed to more than 8,200, surpassing the SARS case toll. There are also now people in at least 18 other countries with the virus.

“Over the past few weeks we have witnessed the emergence of a previously unknown pathogen which has escalated into an unprecedented outbreak,” WHO’s director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said.

Just a week ago, the agency determined the formal “public health emergency of international concern,” or PHEIC, declaration, was premature.

The deadly disease has killed at least 170 in China when it was first discovered.

This is the sixth time the World Health Organisation will be declaring a public health emergency.

Bobrisky reveals he is starting a reality TV show

Nigerian crossdresser Bobrisky has revealed he is starting a reality tv show soon. He claims this is coming on popular demand as Nigerians have been asking to see more of him.

He further went ahead to disclose his relationship with Dencia, saying he will also be shooting some in LA when he joins Dencia who resides in LA. You all know who Dencia is. Next...

50 Cent receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

50 Cent has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and it was quite a ceremony, with appearances from Eminem and Dr Dre and, unexpectedly, a diss at noughties rock band Evanescence.

The In Da Club rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, attended the ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard on Thursday (30 January), where large crowds gathered to watch the milestone moment in Fiddy’s career. Looking especially dapper in a two-piece grey suit and red polo neck jumper, 50 Cent was joined by close friend and Power actress Lala Anthony as he accepted the honour.

But he was particularly touched that his old pal Eminem, 47, made the effort to support him and deliver a speech that was, frankly, beautiful.

‘Of all the things I don’t remember about 2002, I have a very clear memory of the first time I met 50,’ Eminem told the audience who cheered along.

‘One of the first things I noticed about 50 was his presence because it just kind of felt like, he’s gonna be a star… It just seemed like he was the whole package.’

 Eminem clearly had a crystal ball at the time as Fiddy went on to become one of the biggest rap stars and music moguls.

Kobe Bryant could get street named after him in L.A... officials discussing options

L.A. City officials are having discussions on how to honor the late Lakers superstar and naming a street after Kobe is definitely up for consideration.

No official decisions have been made. It's still early in the process, but L.A. City Council members have already started the conversation.

One source says something that keeps getting brought up is some sort of tribute in the L.A. Live area right across from Staples Center, where Kobe balled out for nearly 20 years.

There should be more clarity about the plans early next week -- but it's definitely top of mind.

The Lakers will return to Staples Center on Friday to take on the Portland Trail Blazers ... the first game at Kobe's home court since his death on Sunday.

The turn out is expected to be massive  as the Lakers are planning several tributes to the Mamba, his daughter, Gianna, and the other 7 people who died in Sunday's helicopter crash.

Rob Kardashian not dating Tommie Lee, despite Wendy Williams' heavy claim

Rob Kardashian hasn't moved on from Blac Chyna with Tommie Lee despite heavy spec from Wendy Williams.

Sources close to Rob tell TMZ, recent reports claiming he's been dating the 'Love & Hip Hop' star are 100 percent untrue. They are told Rob and Tommie know each other, but they aren't close and don't even talk regularly.

Tommie's got her own show coming in the next few months, so any shot of Rob being on that is gone too.

Williams slammed Rob on her show Thursday for allegedly dating Tommie, someone she says has a worse track record than his ex, Blac Chyna.

While it's true Tommie does have quite the rap sheet -- especially after multiple arrests and a child abuse case in the past 2 yearsm but then it's all irrelevant, at least when it comes to Rob's dating life.

For the record ... Tommie's clearly not happy with Wendy's comments either and has sounded off on the talk show host in her Instagram stories.

Married woman paid N30k to act porn commits suicide

A married woman who got N30,000 for acting a pornographic video which went viral in Jos, Plateau state, has committed suicide.

According to NAN, the video which was uploaded on the internet weeks ago showed some young girls and married women engaging in sexual acts.

It was gathered that a man identified as Emeka, who resides at the Rayfield area of Jos, took the girls and women to a hotel in the same area to shoot the videos.

Emeka was said to have interviewed the women before stripping them n.a.k.e.d and having s.e.x with them on camera.

He paid the victims N30,000 each with a promise to pay additional N100,000 at a later date.

The practice had reportedly gone on for about three years, with over 50 girls and women featuring in the videos.

The video had generated reactions from the public with the victims becoming stigmatized.

Two girls who approached the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) office in the state said poverty and lack of need forced them to engage in the immoral act.

“This happened two years ago. My nephew was at the point of death and I needed to help my sister with money for his treatment. I met a lady at a beer parlour who told me about the man and I quickly agreed to do it,” one of the girls said.

“The painful part is that after I took the money home, my nephew still died. He promised us that he would release the videos outside Jos, but I later realised he only played us as we are not literate enough to know that once it’s on the internet, everybody can see it.”

Mary Izam, FIDA chairperson, said the association in collaboration with Red Cross and Teens Partners, has organised a rehabilitation process to save the victims from depression.

She said a married woman, who was one of the victims, had committed suicide after being stigmatized by members of the society.

Izam described the act as unacceptable and a crime against woman dignity and right as well as an offence against the nation.

She said the association and its partners would do all they can to ensure that the perpetrator was brought to book.

The chairperson urged women to engage in moral activities in order to avoid tarnishing their names and bringing the state to disrepute.

She called on other victims to utilise the rehabilitation process, adding that running away will be of no good to them and their loved ones.

Jeff Bezos is $13billion richer! He made it in minutes..

Jeff Bezos just added billions to his massive fortune -- which is nothing new for him, but what's new this time ... it only took a few strokes of the clock to make that increase.

Stock for the Amazon honcho's company surged 12 percent in a matter of 15 minutes Thursday afternoon, which equaled an astounding 11-digit increase to his bottom line.

The astronomical math? Bloomberg says Jeff added $13.2 BILLION just from the surge, which raises his net worth to about $129.5 billion. Forbes was a wee bit more modest, reporting Bezos added $12.8 billion to his portfolio, with a new net worth of $128.9 billion.

On an even grander scale -- the stock boost pushed Amazon's market cap north of $1 TRILLION!!! That's a lot of zeroes.

Suspected visa fraudsters swindle 50 victims of N15m

Justice Oladiran Akintola of the Oyo State High Court on Thursday ordered that Semiu Oluwole Ololade and Adegboyega Adefuye be remanded in Agodi correctional custody till February 4 when the bail applications filed on their behalf in a criminal suit preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, will be entertained.

The twosome respectively own Frenage Travel & Tour Limited and Protectime Services Nigeria Limited through which they allegedly defrauded many Nigerians of sums in excess of N15 million.

Following the receipt of over 50 petitions against the accused from victims of their alleged criminal activities, the EFCC, on Thursday, arraigned them on a 53-count criminal charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence. Their respective companies as well Ololade’s Frenage Global Multiservices Limited were joined in the suit.

The petitioners had alleged that Ololade and Adefuye conspired together to come up with a ‘scheme’ in which they claimed to have the wherewithal to help people to secure travel visa to Dubai and Canada, and also get them work permit on arrival.

The ‘scheme’ which was promoted on the electronic media attracted many Nigerians who were desperate to seek greener pasture abroad. It required each participant to pay N300, 000 to partake of the ‘opportunity’.

However, after fulfilling their side of the bargain, the petitioners alleged that they later found out that the accused only used the ‘scheme’ to extort them.

When the charges were read to them in court, the accused pleaded not guilty to all, prompting the prosecution counsel, Babatunde Sonoiki, to pray for an order to remand them in the correctional custody and an adjournment for definite trial.

However, the defendants’ counsel called the attention of the court to the bail applications he had filed on their behalf.

When asked to respond, the EFCC lawyer said he was only served the applications at the court premises same day and needed time to respond.

Justice Akintola has fixed February 4, 2020 for arguments on the bail application. He also gave the order that the accused be remanded in the correctional custody pending that adjourned date.

Lagos trader stabs colleague in his arm, back (photo)

A Trade at Ereko Plaza, Ereko Market on Lagos Island, Lagos, Chinedu Onuegbu, 28, has been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stabbing his colleague, Okechukwu Nnaji with jack Knife in his left arm and back.

He was alleged to have stabbed his colleague for pulling more customers than him.

A Police source alleged that the accused, a resident of Alafia Street, Coker, Orile, Lagos from Nnewi, Anambra State was arrested by the Police at the Kerster Police Post, Oluwole, Lagos Island, and that after investigation by Inspector Selchak Ndam and his team, the accused was charged before the Igbosere Chief Magistrates’ Court on a one count charge of felony to wit. assault, occasioning bodily harm.

Police Counsel, Reuben Solomon told the court in charge No. J/02/2020 that the accused committed the offence on 13 January, 2020 at 10, Ereko Plaza, Ereko Market, Lagos Island, Lagos.

Solomon informed the court that the complainant, Nnaji reported to the Police that he was in his shop on the faithful day when the accused came to meet him and said that he would bathe him with blood in 2020 for always challenging him and pulling more customers than him in the market.

He said before he could reply the accused, he rushed inside his shop to brought out a Jack Knife and stabbed him in his left arm and back with blood gushing out.

Solomon said during investigation, the accused allegedly confessed to the crime that he allegedly stabbed the complainant for always challenging him and dragging customers with him.

He stated that the offence, the accused committed, was punishable under section 173 of the criminal law of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the alleged offence in the court and Magistrate A. M. Davies granted him N200, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

Davies adjourned the case till 30 February, 2020 for mention and ordered that the defendant be kept at the Ikoyi correctional center

LeBron James, Anthony Davis honor Kobe Bryant with tattoos

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James appeared to debut a new tattoo in honor of the late Kobe Bryant, who died on Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash that claimed the lives of his 13-year-old daughter and seven more victims.

In a short video posted to his Instagram Story on Wednesday, James, 35, revealed he was in the process of getting a tattoo on his left thigh. Though James didn’t unveil the finished design, photographers caught a glimpse of his new body art during a team workout on Thursday morning.

Because the ink is covered by a clear bandage, it’s difficult to decipher exactly what artist Vanessa Aurelia tattoed on the three-time NBA champion. Photos appear to show a snake, in reference to Bryant’s “Black Mamba“ nickname, along with the words, “Mamba 4 Life.”

Meanwhile, Lakers star Anthony Davis also shared a video of himself receiving a similar tattoo from Aurelia, but he, too, hasn’t revealed what he received.

Nse Ikpe-Etim reveals she blocks her husband on Instagram

Nollywood actress Nse Ikpe-Etim has disclosed that she blocked her husband on Instagram after he created an account to check up on her over a post she shared.

The actress who was on Rubbin Minds with Ebuka also speaks about her plans for 2020, not making friends on movie sets and healing from troll attacks after opening up on undergoing a hysterectomy in a new interview she granted.

The multi-award-winning actress recently revealed that she was diagnosed with a condition called Adenomyosis which implies that the inner lining of her uterus breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus which left her with the only choice of removing her womb so as to have a normal life.

Etim said that she decided to open up on hysterectomy to make people see that life doesn’t just stop because of a challenge. She also revealed that her husband is happy that she has healed.

Also speaking on troll attacks, Nse said she is happy that she took control of her life and not being constantly drained by physical emotion and all kinds of pain.

On being unfriendly on set, Nse stated that she is only being professional at work as she is not there to make friends. She added that she lives her roles and her colleagues are meant to understand that because they are actors.

Abuja pastor denies anointing women's pants, bras with his photos

A viral news that claimed that an Abuja based pastor, J.S. Yusuf has been anointing the bras and pants of spinsters with his image, has been debunked as ‘fake news’.

The fake report with photoshopped bras and pants, emblazoned with the pastor’s photo, was shared on the popular Nigerian social media platform, Nairaland on Thursday night, ten days after Yusuf’s church trashed the story. The fake news publisher is a news platform called ‘Abuja Reporters’.

Pastor Shedrach Abang who issued a disclaimer on behalf of the church, Touch for Recovery Outreach International, on 21 January, said the report was concocted and dismissed it as false.

“As a church, we do not take this report as just blackmail, but a calculated plan to steal, kill and destroy”.

Yusuf is the senior pastor of the church, with acronym TROI.

Read Abang’s statement:

Throwback photo of Bolanle Ninalowo and his wife

The actor shared the throwback photo on his instagram page writing;

''#TBT 16yrs ago if anyborry talks about my rubber slippers, chop dem asap''

Woman who says President Trump r.a.p.e.d her seeks his DNA

E. Jean Carroll, a New York-based writer who last summer accused President Trump of raping her in the 1990s, requested Thursday that he submit a DNA sample to determine whether his genetic material is on the black coat dress she said she was wearing during the alleged assault.

Carroll’s lawyers served notice to a Trump attorney on Thursday, asking that Trump provide a sample for “analysis and comparison against unidentified male DNA present on the dress,” the Associated Press first reported. Carroll’s lawyers requested that Trump provide the DNA sample on March 2 in Washington.

China’s richest man Jack Ma donates £11m to help tackle coronavirus

Chinese tycoons have put their hands in their pockets to help scientists develop a vaccine for

The latest is China’s richest man, Jack Ma, who has donated 100 million yuan (£11 million) through his foundation. Some of the money – £4.4 million – will go to the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering. The rest will go to scientists across the world who are working towards finding a vaccine.

Mr Ma, who is worth £32.9 billion, is the founder of e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba, which has already offered £110 million to buy medical supplies at hospitals treating coronavirus patients.

 His foundation said on Weibo: ‘The Jack Ma Foundation will exhaust our abilities to provide more help to the development and growth of medical science.’

 A total of £500 million has been raised by companies and individuals, according to Chinese Entrepreneurs magazine.

 The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China has risen to 170, with 7,711 cases reported within the country, authorities in Beijing say.

Olamide shares new family photo to celebrate son on his 5th birthday

Rapper Olamide has shared a beautiful family photo to celebrate his first son, Maximiliano  on his 5th birthday. We love!

Oyo LG Crisis: Council boss hospitalised after abduction by suspected political thugs (photos)

Some people suspected to be political thugs on Wednesday abducted the chairman of Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State, Samuel Aderemi, for about two hours.

 Premium Times gathered that the chairman, who was one of the chairmen sacked by the state governor, Seyi Makinde, last year, was kidnapped by scores of rampaging thugs, who stormed the council in Jobele.

 The thugs reportedly stormed the council secretariat in an attempt to prevent the sacked local government chairman and councilors under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from resuming their duties.

 Mr Aderemi, according to reports, after being beaten to stupor by the hoodlums, was whisked away in a bus to an unknown destination.

 He was later rescued after two hours by security agents. He is still recuperating at an undisclosed hospital as at the time of filing this report on Thursday.

 The sacked chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye, confirmed the abduction of the council boss.

Joe Biden, 77, admits he needs a Vice President who can 'take over immediately' if he dies in office

Joe Biden has said that if he becomes president in this year's election, he would need to appoint a vice president capable of taking over the job at a moment's notice in case he dies while in office.

'I can think of at least eight women, at least four or five people of color, that I think are totally qualified to be vice president of the United States,' the former vice president said during a campaign event in Clinton, Iowa.

'But for me, it has to be demonstrated that whoever I pick is two things: One, is capable of being president because I'm an old guy,' the 77-year-old Biden said.

'No, I'm serious. Look, I thank God I'm in great health. I work out. No, I'm serious. You know, I work out every morning. I'm in good shape — knock on wood, as my mother would say,' Biden said during a question and answer session as reported by the Washington Examiner.

'I released all my medical records,' Biden added. 'But you never know. You never know what's going on. And I'm sure what would happen is I have — some people looking would say, 'Is the person Biden picked capable of, God forbid something happened to Biden, that they would be able to take over immediately?'

Kaduna court sends housewife to prison for calling neighbour

A Sharia Court ll sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, on Tuesday, ordered that a housewife, Karima Hama, be remanded in prison for allegedly calling her neighbour a “prostitute.

The complainant, Ms. Jamila Sa’idu, 26, dragged Hama to court for allegedly calling her derogatory names.

The judge, Musa Sa’ad-Goma, gave the order, pending when the defendant’s husband would appear in court to perfect her bail conditions. Sa’ad-Goma adjourned the case until May 21 for further hearing.

 Earlier, Sa’idu, who lives in Hayin Banki, Kaduna, told the court that Hama insulted her over a little misunderstanding. “Every time we have a disagreement, she calls me pig, a prostitute. I am tired of the insults from her.”

 “I reported the matter to our caretaker, but Hama continued to call me pig and prostitute whenever we have misunderstanding,” she told the court.

The defendant, Hama, 25, admitted the charge leveled against her. “She also calls me stupid and irresponsible woman whenever we quarrel,” Hama said.

Temi Otedola shares new loved-up photo with Mr Eazi

The billionaire's daughter shared the cute loved up photo with her singer beau, Mr Eazi to mark the 3rd year anniversary of being in a relationship.

Captioning the photo, she wrote;

 "3 years."

2 men kidnap policemen at roadblock, on reaching another police barrier, they ran away, leaving lorry behind

Two men from Malindi, Kilifi County, Kenya have been arrested on allegations of kidnapping two police officers.

The suspects are said to have kidnapped the law enforcement officers, who were manning a roadblock on Sabaki bridge early Thursday.

Police told K24 Digital that the suspects, who were travelling in a lorry, had been flagged down by the police officers. The cops entered the back of the lorry to inspect the goods that had been carried in the truck.

The driver of the lorry and his turn-boy are said to have, thereafter, locked the police officers in the back of the lorry before igniting the engine and speeding towards Mombasa direction.

The suspects reached yet another roadblock, and were ordered to stop, but they defied the orders.

The cops who were manning the second roadblock fired in the air to scare the suspects, but none of the two men heeded the warning. They continued speeding towards Mombasa.

It took the intervention of boda boda riders to facilitate the suspects’ arrest.

The motorbike riders are said to have placed boulders on the road ahead, forcing the suspects to decelerate, switch off the lorry’s engine and flee the scene.

The suspects were, however, cornered, and handed over to police officers, who were pursuing them.

The area’s boda boda chairman, Joseph Mwangu, told K24 Digital that they decided to help in stopping the lorry after it “became clear that the vehicle’s occupants were up to no good, given they had defied a stop order”.

Malindi Sub-County police boss, Vitalis Otieno, said the suspects, who are in custody, will be charged with attempted abduction.

Father repeatedly defiled 10-year-old daughter, doctor tells court

A driver, Ogbar, 51, repeatedly defiled his 10-year-old daughter in their home in Lagos, a medical doctor, Dr Oyedeji Alagbe, told the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on Thursday in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Alagbe, a consultant at the Mirabel Centre (a sexual assault referral centre), has 14 years working experience at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, where he works at the Department of Family Medicine.

While being led in evidence by the State Prosecutor, Mrs Arinola Momoh-Ayokanbi, the medical doctor told the court that he was before the court to interprete the child’s medical report, which was made by one Dr Olaniyi, who had examined the child but had since left the service of LASUTH.

Alagbe said the complainant on the day of the examination was accompanied to the Mirabel Centre by the mother of the victim and a female pastor.

He said the victim had told Dr Olaniyi that she was defiled repeatedly by her father and that her younger brother had witnessed some of the sexual abuses.

“The victim said her father had repeatedly had sexual intercourse with her and that her younger brother (name withheld) had repeatedly seen the father perform sexual acts repeatedly on her.

“She said the father had threatened her not to tell anyone and that the last incident had occurred on April 28, 2016,” he said.

Giving the findings from the genitalia of the complainant, the medical doctor also revealed that the child was defiled vaginally and anally by her father.

“She had a foul-smelling discharge from the vagina. The hymen was half-moon shaped (crescenteric) with a healed laceration called notch at 6’o clock.

“The lower third of the vaginal canal was easily seen and the posterior fourchette had linear healed lacerations which measured approximately 1.5 centimetres.

“The genital findings are in tandem with repeated forceful penetration into the client’s vagina and anus,” Alagbe said.

He noted that the statements of the complainant’s mother and pastor corroborated the accounts of the child that she was repeatedly abused sexually by her father.

While being cross-examined by the Defence Counsel, Mr Peter Odoeme, Alagbe said the injuries on the hymen were consistent with those caused by forceful blunt penetration, which could be caused by penis.

“The skillful methodology used by the doctor made the inference that the pattern of injuries found on the client was in tandem with the client’s verbal declaration that a penis was used,” he said.

Following the cross-examination of the medical doctor, Momoh-Ayokanbi announced to the court that the prosecution was closing its case.

Justice Abiola Soladoye adjourned the case until March 24 for defence.

NAN reports that on March 25, 2019, two of Ogbar’s daughters aged 23 and 25 had testified that the defendant had a history of defiling his daughters.

They had told the court that Ogbar had also defiled them from their pre-teen years till their teenage years.

The sisters told the court that they had on different occasions fled their home because of the sexual abuse and that their younger sister had revealed the alleged abuse to a teacher in their school, who in turn alerted the authorities.

Testifying on February 25, 2019, Ogbar’s wife (name withheld) told the court that when she confronted her spouse about the allegations, he gave a vehement denial.

“I asked my third daughter about what she told her teacher about the sexual assault and she kept quiet and was staring at me.

“I confronted my husband. He said that it was a gang up and conspiracy against him by our daughters. I told him that a young child cannot come up with such allegations against him.

“Ever since I confronted him, I had no peace at home, he used to beat and threaten me.”

She said about a month after the confrontation, he beat her up at her workplace, doused her in petrol and attempted setting her ablaze.

She said she was saved by the intervention of passersby.

According to the prosecution, the defendant committed the offence at 10.45 p.m. on May 26, 2016 at his home located at Oke-Ogba Street in Badagry, near Lagos.

“The defendant defiled his 10-year-old daughter by having unlawful sexual intercourse with her,” Momoh-Ayokanbi said.

The offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

Photo News: what's left of Balogun Market after fire

Yesterday part of popular Lagos market, Balogun market caught fire. In total, 9 buildings were razed as and some collapsed in the process.

Below are photos of the aftermath of the fire.

Photos by Efunla Ayodele:

US teacher suspended after casting children of colour as slaves

A teacher at a US elementary school has been suspended after casting two of her pupils of colour as slaves in a school play.

They were to be whipped by other children as part of the play featuring fifth graders - 10 or 11 year olds.

The parents of a mixed-race girl, aged 10, complained to the school and other officials in Hamden, Connecticut.

Carmen and Joshua Parker are calling for diversity training for teachers in the district.

Ms Parker did not think the play was an appropriate way of teaching children about slavery, and she was concerned about how black people were portrayed in it, she is quoted as saying by the New Haven Independent website.

"The scene starts with nameless slaves [number] one and two getting pushed towards the ship by the slave owner and a child is acting as the slave owner."

"I was trying to make sense of the whipping of the children, the children were going to be whipping the slaves," Mr Parker told local TV.

Ms Parker - who moved from Georgia to Connecticut to become assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale University to research racism in medicine - said no teacher at her daughter's school in Georgia would have assigned that play to students.

The teacher, who is white, has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation. A local schools official said the play was not a part of the curriculum, and that it had not been approved by the district.

Ms Parker said blaming the teacher was not the solution.

"Teachers are not the scapegoat for a system that is clearly broken and has been suppressing minority voices and the voices of those with disabilities," she told a local education committee on Tuesday.

Egyptian toyboy, 35, who bedded gran, 80, 'doesn't care' she's older than his mum

An Egyptian toyboy planning to wed his 80-year-old girlfriend has broken his silence on their relationship and gushed: "love makes you blind".

Mohamed Ahmed Irbriham has spoken publicly for the first time after his unlikely romance with British pensioner Iris Jones was revealed by the Sunday Mirror.

Despite her being 20 years older than his own mum, the 35-year-old is head over heels in love.

"When you are a man and you fall in love with a woman, it doesn’t matter how old she is or what she looks like," he told Mail Online.

The pair were swept away on a tide of passion after striking up a friendship on Facebook.

And Iris, from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, has also insisted there is no way her young lover is after her money.

The former cleaner lives on £200-a-week pension and disability benefit.

Meanwhile, speaking from his home in Giza, Mohamed admitted that most people have been skeptical, but when he finally met Iris, they fell into each other's arms.

He said: "It’s not her appearance that interests me but what is inside. She has great mind and loving heart.

"It might seem a bit strange having a wife who is 20 years older than your mother but that’s love."

Not wanting to go into too much detail about their s.e.x life he added: "We don’t talk about such things in Egypt, but it was very passionate and felt special holding such a wonderful soul."

Speaking first to the Sunday Mirror, Iris said her family was concerned Mohamed was making a fool of her.

Feisty Iris insists Mohamed isn’t after her money nor is he seeking a passport to Britain.

She said: “If he’s marrying me for my fortune he’ll be sadly disappointed because I live on a pension.

“I don’t suffer fools gladly. I’m honest and I’m truthful and I told him straight away he couldn’t be a freeloader.

“I’ve spent years making other people happy, now I just want to marry the man I love before I die.

"I’ve always been a bit of a rebel and he’s just perfect for me.”

She added: "My ex-husband said I was frigid when we divorced 40 years ago but I now know I’m certainly not.”

Snake charmer killed by savage king cobra bite while showing off 'magic skills'

A snake charmer was killed after showing off to villagers by teasing a king cobra which then bit him twice.

The black magic shaman, named Norjani, caught the huge reptile a week ago in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.

He kept it locked in his wooden hut for "traditional medicine" before bringing it out to show neighbours on Saturday.

Footage shows how Norjani repeatedly spun the cobra round and laughed as it became increasingly angry - hissing and lunging towards him.

The 16.5ft (five metre) long reptile then plunged its deadly fangs into Norjani's arm. However, the snake handler waved away residents who came to help and instead continued with his bizarre routine.

The king cobra then bit Norjani a second time on his face but he still continued smiling while doing his performance.

Despite claiming to be the best healer in the Mempawah district, Norjani seemed unaware that cobras are one of the world's deadliest snakes and a bite can be fatal.

Two hours after the 4pm performance, he began feeling sick and was taken to hospital where medics gave him anti-venom.

However, the cobra's poison had already spread throughout Norjani's body and he was pronounced dead later that evening.

His devastated family then killed the king cobra by chopping off its head, an act they believe would avenge any evil spirits.

Police Chief Dede Hasanudin said the incident happened in the Pak Utan Village where Norjani had a reputation for risky behaviour with wild animals and would often show his snake charming skills to locals.