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Aisha Buhari reacts to judiciary’s handling of rape cases

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Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari has expressed satisfaction with the determination of the judiciary in handling rape cases by ensuring that the victims get justice.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Buhari also applauded the steadfastness and diligence of the prosecution to ensure that perpetrators of rape do not go unpunished.

According to her, punishing perpetrators of the act will serve as a deterrent to others.

The First Lady was reacting to a video she shared on Friday through her Twitter handle (@aishambuhari) showing a clergy who was convicted for raping a 14-year-old girl.

She expressed her view through a hashtag (#TheJudiciaryIsWorking, #JusticeForRapeVictims).

The Police Prosecution Counsel, Mr Simon Lough, in the video footage, said the convict was a pastor to whom the girl being his church member looked up to as a father.

Lough said the court sentenced him to 12 years imprisonment.

”For the first-count of rape is was given seven-years imprisonment while for second-count of attempt to commit abortion he was given five-years imprisonment,” he said.

Mrs. Buhari recently harped on the need for relevant stakeholders, especially the Police, to get involved in tackling rape cases in the society.

She particularly called on the Inspector-General of Police and other stakeholders to ensure that stiffer penalties were meted on perpetrators of rape, especially those who are fond of raping minors.

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Many feared dead, others injured as two-storey building collapses in Jos

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A two-storey building in Dilimi community of Jos North LGA of Plateau State, has collapsed, leading to the death of three persons, and others injured.

The building, which is located in a busy commercial area of Jos North, collapsed Monday evening.

When DAILY POST correspondent got to the scene of the incident, there was pandemonium, even as efforts were being made to rescue those trapped.

However, security operatives have cordoned off the area to prevent hoodlums from looting people’s belongings.

When DAILY POST contacted the spokesman of the State Police Command, DSP Mathias Terna Tyopev, he said they were aware of the incident, but cannot give any casualty figure.

“I’m waiting for a detailed information from the Divisional Police Officer of the area, so will get back to you when I get it,” he said.

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Yadda ‘yan bindiga 300 suka far wa kauyukan Katsina | BBC Hausa

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Jami’an tsaro sun sha alwashin kawo karshen matsalar tsaro

Rundunar ‘yan sandan jihar ta Katsina, ta ce yan bindiga kimanin 300 ne suka far wa kauyuka uku na Kirtawa da Kinfau da Zamfarawan Madogara da ke yankunan kananan hukumomin Batsari da Safana.

A wata sanarwa, mai magana da yawun rundunar ‘yan sandan, DSP Gambo Isah ya ce hare-haren da aka kai ranar Asabar, sun yi sandiyyar mutuwar mutum 10, inda kuma aka jikkata mutum biyar.

DSP Gambo Isah ya kuma ce ‘yan bindigar sun rika harbin kan mai uwa da wabi inda suka tarwatsa mutanen kauyen.

Sanarwar ta kara da cewa maharan sun cinna wa ababan hawa wuta,bayan sun kora shanun da ba a san adadinsu ba.

Wani wanda harin ya rutsa da shi a kauyen Zamfarawan Madogara ya bayyana wa Sani Aliyu yadda lamarin ya auku.

Yadda aka far wa kauyukanmu

Wannan bawan Allah ya kara da kokawa dangane da yadda ‘yan bindiga ke satar mata a duk lokacin da suka kai hare-hare kauyukan nasu.

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Buhari, APC, INEC reject Atiku, PDP’s move to play rigging video in court

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President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have objected to the move by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to play a video before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT).

The Nation reports that their lawyers objected when the petitioners’ lawyer, Chris Uche (SAN) invited Atiku’s Media Aide, Segun Showunmi, through whom Uche intended to play the video recordings and tender about 48 documents.

But, Alex. Izinyon (SAN), for Buhari; Adeniyi Akintola (SAN); and Yunus Usman (SAN), for INEC kicked on on the grounds that the petitioners did not front-load the items as required under the Electoral Act.

Tribunal Chairman, Justice Mohammed Garba, then stood down proceedings to consider arguments by parties and rule on whether or not to allow the document and video recordings.

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