Thursday, October 31, 2013

#Nigeria: 20YO Accused of Raping 5YO Girl in #Ekiti State

For the past week, rape cases have been reported daily! How long will young boys keep defiling our girls? Where did they learn that raping a girl is okay and acceptable? This is getting serious!

Report from Vanguard:
An Ado-Ekiti Magistrate’s Court, yesterday, ordered 20-year-old Oluyi Oba remanded over alleged rape of a five-year-old girl.

The police prosecutor, Mr. Emmanuel David, told the court that the accused committed the offence on October 22 at 1p.m. in Iyin-Ekiti.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

FIDA Advises Against Out-of-Court Settlement

Photo Credit: NAN

We totally agree with the Chairperson, International Federation of Women Lawyers, Bayelsa chapter, Mrs Pere Egbuson, who has urged rape victims to reject-out-of court settlement. We believe that out-of-court settlement is not only doing rape survivors no justice, it buys their voice.

Egbuson made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Yenagoa.

Boy, 14, Rapes Nine-Year-Old Girl to Death

According to The Punch, the police in Lagos State have commenced investigation into how a nine-year-old girl died, after sustaining injuries caused by alleged consistent rape.

According to police authorities, the deceased was raped over five times, by a 14-year-old student, Onyi Adimabua, in the Ikorodu area of the state.

The father of the deceased, Simeon Jigo, told PUNCH Metro that Onyi is the son of the proprietor of the school his daughter attended.

He said his daughter opened up about the rape when she started having medical problems.

#Nigeria: Two brothers Remanded in Prison for Raping 14YO Girl in #Osun

An Osogbo chief magistrates’ court on Wednesday ordered the remand of two brothers for abducting and raping a 14-year-old girl.

The brothers, Feyisola Olatunji, 25, and Olabode Olatunji, 28, allegedly conspired and committed the offences on October 12, 2013 at about 9.45 p.m. at the Old Governor’s office area in Osogbo.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Wilson Mereti, told the court that the accused persons committed the offences by kidnapping their victim and unlawfully had carnal knowledge of her.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sex Education and Prevention Tips Part 1

So guys, this are tips for both mothers, fathers and their children. Let us do what is right so our children won't see what we are doing and want to practice it with someone!

#1: Warn your girl child never to sit on anyone's laps no matter the situation including uncles.

#2: Avoid getting dressed in front of your child once he/she is 2 years old. Learn to excuse yourself.

#3: If you have to hire a house-help, please kindly take them for HIV screening to determine their HIV status, properly interview them and make up your mind to treat them well.

A Survivor #SpeaksOut: I was Raped By 7 Men in #Nigeria

We have been asking that people share their survival stories with us (check HERE), some people have reached out and we hope their stories will isnpire you. Habiba is one of those. Read more...

I never thought that I would do this. I mean I don't like talking about this. I guess you might want to hear the story first. Of course, afterwards you'll know why I feel this way. Thank you @AyodejiOsowobi for letting me tell my story.

Hello, I am Habiba, I am not really sure how I should start. It has taken me a long time to convince myself to tell someone my story. I am doing this because I believe it will help anyone who has gone through something similar to accept that it was not their fault and help them move on. Well, this is the story of a rape survivor.

The incident: 

It happened when I was 13. I was walking home from a friend's house after a tutorial class and suddenly, a car pulled up beside me. Four guys about college age or older jumped out of the car and pulled me in. While in the car, they punched me in the face and choked me with one of their belts.

Nigerian Man Jailed in the UK for Raping a Woman in Her Own Home

Why do Nigerians do this to our dear country? So apparently, a Nigerian man has been jailed in London for rape. Read more....
Idreez Popoola (pictured above), a night club bouncer has been jailed for seven years in the UK for raping a woman in her own home. Idreez, who twice dodged deportation, brutally attacked his victim on 29th December 2012, eleven months after he successful appealed his deportation ruling.

Monday, October 28, 2013

#Kenyan Women Fight for Justice As Rapists Are Sentenced to Cut Grass

News reaching us is that over a million furious campaigners have signed a petition demanding justice after three men accused of brutally gang-raping a Kenyan school girl were ordered to cut grass as punishment.

The ferocious attack on the girl and lack of action towards those who carried it out has sparked outrage in the country. The girl is now wheelchair-bound with a broken back, caused either by the beating or by being hurled down into the pit, and also suffered serious internal injuries from the rape.

The 16-year-old girl was reportedly attacked, beaten and then raped by six men as she returned from her grandfather's funeral in western Kenya in June, before the gang dumped her, bleeding and unconscious, in a deep sewage ditch.

The Suicide of That Rape Victim

A writer from PM News has delved into the world of rape and its scourge. Incase you are wondering 'what suicidal rape victim?' well read it HERE. We believe you should read this and hope you like it! Read below

In case you missed it, we’ve been allowed a glimpse into what remains of the life of every female victim of sexual assault. If before now you were beset by curiosity as regards their disposition to life afterwards, your puzzle need not be prolonged for a statement to that effect has been made- an eloquent one for that matter! Yet, for those who have been indifferent to the scourge of rape, it is hoped that the statement made will make them feel different.

It should all the more dawn on the perpetrators, who do not reason beyond their lustful quest to disengage the heat in their groin, that the binge of violation they effect is a stroke that makes their preys prefer to inhabit the great beyond! Further compounding this absurd preference is the society that instead of providing succour, choose to be vindictive as if the victims are the initiators.

Things to Say to Someone Who Has Been Raped

Hello guys, in line with other articles on how to help rape survivors read HERE and HERE, this is about things you should say to a rape survivor. Using these words helps them and also shows that you understand what they have been through. Use them, abuse them (you are only permitted to abuse in this case, lol!) and help someone out there. Have a fab week!

Words to say...

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Funny! Man Fails to Get an Erection to Rape Woman, Apologises to Her Saying It’s His First Time

Apparently jealousy prompt some men to rape or commit murder. Well in this guy's case after seeing his girlfriend with another man, he just wanted to revenge by raping another woman. Unluckily for him for, his manhood failed him, he just couldn't rape the women. Here is why...

According to IReporters, after seeing his girlfriend with another man, Sudan-born Khalid Abdullah cornered a stranger in an alley and held a blade to her neck in a jealousy fuelled assault.

Khalid told the woman, in her 30s, that he ‘needed s*x’ before putting his hand over her mouth and telling her to keep quiet.

However, Abdullah, 35, was unable to carry out the rape and told her: ‘It’s my first time, I’m sorry.’

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Discussion --- If You Become the #Nigerian President, What Will You Do to Stop Rape?

If you are chanced to be elected president today, what measures will you put in place to stop rape. Your views please. This is that avenue for you to share with us, we want it to be interactive. Please feel free to share whatever ideas you have.

Movie: Watch "I Spit On Your Grave 2"

Hello guyz! So we gave you the link to watch 'I Spit On Your Grave' HERE and you said you loved it. Well, you better be ready to watch "I Spit On Your Grave 2." This second part is about Katie,  a beautiful girl in NY, who is trying to make it in the cutthroat world of modelling. Not having enough money to pay for a professional photo shoot, she accepts a free offer to have new photos taken for her portfolio, but the experience immediately turned into an unthinkable nightmare. She was severely beaten, battered, bruised and broken by 3 brothers (the photographers) and amazingly their MOTHER! Abeg is it a bad thing to like free things, hehehe... Well, she didn't only have to fight to survive, but to ultimately find the strength to exact her brutal revenge. She came back for a REVENGE! This is the story of another rape survivor.

You would have had to pay to watch this movie in a cinema, but we are giving the link out for free (just for you special people)! This is not just for entertainment, it's to enlighten and encourage you to preach the need to stop rape.

Watch the movie HERE. Please don't watch if you are below 21.

Friday, October 25, 2013

#Ghana: Muslim Spiritualist Shaves Hair of Teenage Girls Private Part Then Rapes Her

Well guys, the news might be stale, but pls don't judge me, I've had to post a lot of articles. But seriously, why are people using religion as a disguise to rape girls? Don't you think harder punishments should be given to rapists? Do you think that might help reduce the rate of rape in our society? Share your ideas. Read more

A popular spiritualist at Ashaiman, Malam Wahab Seidu, is in the firm grip of the Ashaiman Divisional branch of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Police Service for allegedly shaving the private parts of a 17-year-old girl and raping her.

The Mallam, a resident of Jericho, an Ashaiman suburb, was said to have asked the victim, a Senior High School leaver who was desperate to have a man, to bring her pubic hair, vaginal fluid, cotton, sperms, cosmetic powder and an amount of GH¢100, so he would prepare a spiritual concoction for some rituals to solve her problems.

Sexual Assault Prevention Tips

This to educate people out there. Don't see any situation as an opportunity to sexually assault people. Please read and share! I hope we all learn from this.

Wickedness! HIV Positive Doctor Rapes Admitted Patient in #Benue

I thought medical doctors take an oath before taking on their profession, apparently this one didn't. The wickedness in human beings is just beyond measures. According to todays gist, a medical personnel believed to be a doctor reportedly molested a female patient who was on admission in a hospital where he practices.

According to report, the female patient was brought to the clinic for emergency medical attention and after been placed on drip, recovered partially.

The medical personnel took advantage of the fact that she was semi-conscious and forcefully had sex with her.

The alleged rapist who is a medical practitioner with Tersoo Clinic in Naka town, Gwer West local government area of Benue state has been arrested by the men of the Benue State police command.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

#Nigeria: 20YO Boy Accused Of Raping 14YO Girl in #Osogbo

How long will I keep posting about rape? I want to wake up someday and know that no girl is reporting a rape case. I am looking forward to that day when Nigeria will be tagged "a rape free country." Read more about this case...

Feyi Olatunji, a 20-year-old boy, has been arrested by the Police in Ile-Ife for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl.

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, for the state Police Command, DSP Folashade Odoro, said in a statement in Osogbo that the suspected rapist was arrested in Ile-Ife after committing the alleged offence.

Odoro said the 14-year-old girl was sent to buy an electrical bulb and food items by her guardian on October 12, when Olatunji dragged her to his mother’s shop at Ogo-Oluwa area of the town and raped her atop a table, then locked her up till the following day.

She said that the state Police Command had launched investigations into the matter and would ensure that justice is done, adding that the suspect would be arraigned in court after completion of investigations on the matter.

We dey wait una for the verdict!

#Nigeria: 72YO Man Remanded In Prison for Allegedly Raping 10YO Girl In #Osun

A Magistrate court in Osun State has ordered the remanding in prison custody of a 72-year-old man after he was alleged to have raped a 10-year-old girl.

Sunday Fakachuckwu, was ordered to be confined by the court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital over the allegations.

Leadership News reports:
The prosecutor, Insp. Wilson Meriti, told the court that Fakachuckwu, 72, committed the offence on October 10, at about 2 p.m., at Asejire, Apomu in Isokan local government area of Osun.Meriti added that the accused under the pretext of sending the “helpless” girl on an errand, lured her into his room where he unlawfully and indecently had carnal knowledge of her.He said the offence contravened Section 360 of the Criminal Code and Section 31(1) and (2) of Child’s Right Law of Osun 2007.Fakachuckwu pleaded not guilty to the charges.The Chief Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, who ordered the remand of the accused, directed his Counsel, Mrs Bose Dada, to file a formal bail application on his behalf.Aluko adjourned the case to November 11, for mention

#Nigeria: 18YO Girl Commits Suicide After Being Raped in #Bayelsa

photo credit: NAN

When I said some victims commit suicide after a rape incident, people thought I was going over the board. Well, this is to clarify your doubts. This is the more reason we are passionate to keep on fighting. Those who raped this girl will be alive chilling somewhere, while the poor innocent child is gone. We must #EndRape! Read more...

According to Vanguard News, an 18-year-old girl, allegedly gang-raped by three boys, has committed suicide at her Amarata residence. It is a suburb of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
The deceased, simply identified as Janet, was a native of Oduali in Abua/Odua Local Government Area of Rivers State.

She was reportedly gang-raped at gunpoint by the boys, who forced her into an uncompleted building last week, while she was on an errand for her elder sister.

A source said: “The girl was sad and devastated after the incident. After she narrated her experience, her sister’s husband, who is a pastor, asked her to describe any of her attackers. She described one of them.

“The boy was traced to his house, but he had absconded. The pastor counselled her and promised to pursue the matter to a logical conclusion.”

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

True Life Story: How I Was Brutally Raped By a Friend While Trying to Get a Job

From the source and the evidence, I can ascertain that this is true. The girl in question was brave enough to provide the required information even without been asked! The police report, their conversations on BBM, his pin and number. Funny enough the phone number is still on, as it was called on several occasions but no one picked up. Please find her story after below.

I am a rape victim and I want to tell my story to the world cos I want justice on the man that defiled me. I met him at airforce junction after I wrote a dragnet test at stadium road PH. He went on about how he was an aide to the governor of rivers state and that his name is (removed by me), a yoruba man and that he could help me with a job since I was from rivers state. we discussed about the recent happenings in the state. we exchanged pins and parted ways. I went back to lagos for business.

A month later, he calls me up that his oga wants to see me, smhow, his oga found out about me and would want to see me. I told him I wasn't around now and that I will call him when I came back to town (port-harcourt). I came back to PH on the 15th of October and called him, he said ok. On the 17th of October, he sent me a bbm chat saying hope I dnt mind seeing the oga this weekend, I replied that I don't, since I was free and besides I was job hunting so I saw this as a good opportunity to get a good job. Didn't hear from him that day. He sends me anoda bbm msg that they went for a function in abuja and he wl cal me when dy get back. 

How to Help a Rape Survivor Recover

               How To Help Someone Recover From A Rape or Sexual Assault:
Your friend or loved one has been attacked and violated in one of the most horrifying of ways. You feel powerless, angry, and unsure of what to do next.

Here are some tips for helping a loved one recover from a sexual assault:

                                             Right After The Sexual Assault:
Encourage your friend to see a doctor and receive proper medical attention after a sexual assault. He or she may need treatment for STDs or pregnancy testing after the assault.

Encourage - but do not pressure - your friend to report the attack. If your friend does not want to report the rape, respect that decision as his or hers to make.

                                                    Shortly After The Rape:
Listen, listen, listen to your friend who has been raped. He or she may try to go over and over the assault, replaying it in his or her mind. Listen without judgement as often as your friend would like.

Assure your loved one that he or she is not to blame for the rape. Expect to do this often as your loved one tries to work out why he or she was the victim of sexual assault.

Reassure your friend or loved one that you will be by their side no matter what. Your door is always open and you're always just a phone call away.

Reassure your loved one that no one "deserves" to be sexually violated or raped.

The Worrisome Growth of Rape Cases in #Nigeria

One major definition or should I say characteristic of news that is etched indelibly in my memory is that “when a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news.” This characteristic, as I was told, explains the need to avoid publishing recurrent issues as headlines so as not to bore the reader. Events that are not commonplace attract more audience than daily occurrences.

Personally, recurring news don’t tickle my fancy. And I’m sure there are many people whose attentions are not drawn by news articles they’ve read many times.

For a while now, cases of rape and all forms of sexual molestations, especially on innocent little girls have become widespread. Times there were when such cases roused many discussions and made the banner headlines of our newspapers. However, with the frequency of such cases, I’m afraid they have been consigned to the category of “dog bites man”. Having been overly reported, they only attract little readership. People now dismiss such news with a shrug of their shoulders as they have become commonplace and deserve no second thought.

More worrisome and heartbreaking is the fact that bizarre cases where renowned clergymen have unholy relationships with their church members (read) and fathers molest their children (Also read) now constitute the bulk of these cases. These cases are published but most times, we don’t get to hear anything concerning their outcomes.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

#Nigeria: Edo Hospital Alone Records over 80 Rape Cases In Seven Months

In a recent news by Daily Post, a pathologist with Central Hospital, Benin said on Monday that the hospital recorded more than 80 cases of rape from March to mid-October.

Dr Jude Uchendu, a Consultant Pathologist in the Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine in the hospital, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin.

He said that more than 90 per cent of the cases were committed by people known by the victims with a significant number committed by neighbours or blood relations.

He said that only few were carried out by strangers, such as armed robbers and people who met the girls on the way and took them to uncompleted buildings.

Uchendu also said that some of the perpetrators of the crime were the girls’ fathers and caregivers.

“Between the month of March and October, we have interviewed over 80 patients and unfortunately, most of them are less than 18 years.

#Nigeria: My Uncle Raped Me of My Virginity! True Life Story

My name is "Courage" and I am 20 years old. I am a rape survivor and this is my story. In January 2012, I felt the biggest change was coming into my life, hmm... I was right but not as I presumed. My 'ex' uncle (as I would refer to him now) arrived in Nigeria and wanted me to travel abroad with him so I could further my education, to be honest, my mum was extremely sceptical about me going with him because she was trying to protect me from being abused (generally), my family and I later considered that I could go with him basically because he was staying with his wife and 5 years old son.

I felt I could be safe with him because he seemed to be a responsible man, in fact, he kept reminding me then that he had a child my age (from his previous marriage) so he considered me to be his daughter. From that moment, I took him as my dad and referred to him as 'daddy.' Months passed and my traveling processing was completed, I was overjoyed thinking I would finally get to purse my dreams of becoming a medical doctor. 

On the 5th of May 2012, I left Nigeria with him, the following day we got to the 'promise land' (as I referred to it then). We got to his house and I saw his wife and son, everything seemed perfect, I was of my best behavior so I had little or no issues with his wife. I even helped his little son with his academics and did all the house chores, did I mention anything about my school? NO! because nothing was done.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Manchester Sex Attacks: Police Release Teens Arrested over University Campus

Independent News released the news that two teenagers arrested over a series of "appalling" sex attacks near one of the UK's biggest university campuses have been released.

Police said the pair must return and face questions again yesterday, and have appealed to the public for more information.

The 14-year-old boy and 18-year-old man were arrested in connection with three attacks around Manchester University in September and October.

Police yesterday released an e-fit image of the offender, in an attempt to stop him before the crimes escalate in seriousness.

How to Recover from a Rape/Sexual Assault

When a person is raped or sexually assaulted, his or her world is turned upside down. Not only has he or she been violated in the most intimate way possible, he or she has to heal from the assault. Society is still afraid to talk openly about a rape or sexual assault; people may not know how to approach the rape victim - afraid to say the wrong thing.

Every person who has been sexually violated responds differently to the crime - some become horribly depressed while others become very angry. All emotions are fair responses to a rape or sexual assault.

Here are a list of tips for talking to a rape victim as well as how to help yourself recover from a rape or sexual assault. Note that for the purposes of this resource, we are using rape and sexual assault interchangeably.

                              How To Recover From A Rape/Sexual Assault:

If you have been the victim of a rape or sexual assault, you may not know how to feel normal again. You may feel that the emotional pain of a rape or sexual assault will never go away. You may feel shame, depression, anxiety and fear after the attack. No matter how you feel, know that things will become better, you will learn to heal, and life will go on in your new normal.

Here are some tips for recovering from a rape or sexual assault:

Heartbreaking! Bunmi Sobowale Took to Twitter to Share Her Rape Experience

Bunmi Sobowale @Bunmicake is someone a friend on Facebook had told me about. I didn't want to push her by asking her some questions, but I am glad she finally spoke out. Survivors have to learn the power in speaking out. It is in itself therapy. See more of her tweets after the cut.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Grannies Acquire Self-Defence Skills In #Kenya

Kenyan grannies acquire self-defence skills - Africa - Al Jazeera English

According to a video recently released by Al Jazeera, Kenyan women apparently were tired of being the victims of crime and learned self-defence to protect themselves.

Not an uncommon story, perhaps, but in this case they were a group of elderly women in a shanty town in Kenya.

This is a great self-defence mechanism Kenyan women have taken. It is high time the Nigerian government or better still, the so-called NGOs advocating for rape survivors in Nigeria, stepped up and learn from other countries. It wouldn't cost that much to help women and girls acquire basic self-defence skills that will help them fight back, when a rapist approaches them. It will be a funny sight to see a girl child whoop the ass of someone who intended to rape. At Stand to #EndRape (STER), our aim is to teach girls basic self-defence skills (for free), which will help reduce the rates of rape cases in Nigeria.

#SouthAfrica: Four Men Charged with Raping and Murdering Two Toddlers

I just saw this on BBC Africa (thanks to a reader who sent the link to me) and I was shocked! Two bodies of two girls, aged 2 and three, were found after being raped by five men! Violent crime rate in South Africa has been on the rise over the years and the rates of rape cases have always topped the chart. Children meet their untimely death because one man couldn't control his libido. This is something that should never happen to anybody's child.

Four men have been charged with the rape and murder of two toddlers in the South African township of Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg.

A fifth suspect was arrested on Friday after police issued an identikit photo.

His arrest sparked violent protests outside a police station in Diepsloot as hundreds of demonstrators demanded he be handed over to the crowd.

My Revenge: A Rape Survivor's Story!

This movie is about a writer who went on a cabin retreat to get peace and quiet, while writing her 2nd book. Unfortunately, she was brutalized and raped by 5 men! She cried, she pleaded, but it fell on deaf ears! One after the other they raped her and left her for dead! They thought she was dead and gone, but she came back. This time, she came to get her revenge! I admire her courage and I am still in shock! Just imagine if all rape survivors could do this! Oh how rape will come to a swift end TODAY! The movie is titled: "I spit on your grave."

Watch full movie HERE and thank me later! Please if you are below 21 don't watch!

Please leave a comment after watching the video.

Friday, October 18, 2013

#Nigeria: The Oba, His Libido and The Law

On October 8, an Osun High Court discharged and acquitted Oba Adebukola Alii, the Alowa of llowa-Ijesa, Osun State, of rape charges.

But the same court lampooned the accused for sexual rascality that brought shame to himself, his family and his kingdom.

The court said the Oba was morally culpable. But by law, he was in the clear: it had insufficient evidence to nail him for rape.

If indeed the law is codified morality, then that “dual” judgment leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.

The court lamented the absence, as damning evidence, of stained bed sheets (which the accused would have gleefully surrendered), tom underpants and medical reports confirming forced penetration – and possible bruises – to prove rape.

Share Your Story with Us!

Hello everyone. Thanks for your support! If you are a rape survivor or if you know anyone who is, please share your/their story with us. We want to use your survival story to inspire others. We promise to be discreet if you need us to; we don't mind changing your name, location of incidence and other vital information. Please feel safe with us, we have your interest at heart always. Send your stories to We will be waiting to hear from you. 

Much love from all of us at Stand to End Rape/STER.

Raping a Child of Her Innocence

I enjoy the early morning inspirations that come to me on days like this. Well, this doesn't occur all that often but whenever it comes, it's always something worth writing about and worth sharing.

The subject that I am very concerned about today is how some certain people in the society rape chidren of their innocence; directly or indirectly.

To do this directly is what we are very familiar about; 'Rape'.

However, my buttress is on how the average child is being raped of her innocence indirectly at a stage too early.

The society of today has come to live so comfortably that we often forget our moral ethics. Allow me explain further:

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Getting Women to Stop Drinking Will Reduce Rape Cases on College Campuses. Do You Agree?

As soon as the school year begins, so do reports of female students sexually assaulted by their male classmates.

A common denominator in these cases is alcohol, often copious amounts, enough to render the young woman incapacitated. But a misplaced fear of blaming the victim has made it somehow unacceptable to warn inexperienced young women that when they get wasted, they are putting themselves in potential peril.

A 2009 study of campus sexual assault found that by the time they are in final year, almost 20 percent of college women will become victims, overwhelmingly of a fellow classmate. Very few will ever report it to authorities. The same study states that more than 80 percent of campus sexual assaults involve alcohol. Frequently both the man and the woman have been drinking.

A Survivor Speaks Out: How I Left Lagos for Benin and Was Raped Repeatedly by a Trusted Male Friend

A friend of mine (names withheld) reached me and invited me to come to Benin City for an event. I have known him since 2011 so I thought nothing of it. Like no harm can be done after all we go way back and stuff. So I booked my ticket from Lagos and I flew to Benin. The event took place on the 13th, which was a Sunday and we went to a hotel in GRA Benin to chill afterwards. He had a Suite there. We were with other friends, we all talked, laughed, gisted and all until about 10 p.m. Everyone started leaving gradually, I wanted to call a cab to take me to my own hotel, but he kept on insisting on dropping me. I was like it is even better, I would save my cab fare.

So I had to wait for everybody to leave before he could drop me. Every body finally left and I was about to stand up to leave but he kept on insisting that I should stay and I kept on saying it was late that I have to travel back to Lagos the following day because of work.

Are You a Real Man?

The question why do (some) men rape has always been on mind. Is it to satisfy their sexual urge or just an act to punish women? Is it for revenge or an act of wickedness? Some of you rape to prove to yourselves that you are a man. Whatever the numerous reasons may be; indecent dressing, refusal of proposal and so on, no woman deserves to be raped.

Rape in its simplest form is a lifetime scar that stays on the survivor's mind. Rape makes the victim feel worthless. Even if they want to brush past it and move on with life, it is difficult sometimes when they think recollect the face of the man, who took advantage of them. Bravery sometimes cannot erase the voice of the rapist, which still lingers in one's head.

You might rape a girl today and think that's all about it, have you thought of the possibilities of the girl getting pregnant? Did you for one second think of your seed growing in the belly of a woman you raped? Will you be man enough in the future to tell your son/daughter how he or she was procreated? I guess not!

When some men realize their evil deed, they use the typical –– I am sorry. Do you just expect your "I'm sorry, it was the devil" speech to correct the past? Have you ever wondered if that victim ever survived the experience? Do you know if your action led to them committing suicide or going into (mental) depression? Will you be bold to say in future, "I was one of those who did what was right in my lifetime?" These are the questions I want you to think about the next time the thought to rape a girl comes to mind.

This might sound like a cliche, but I am very sure you remember 'karma.' Even if you don't eventually have a daughter, your son might. Imagine the hurt you will feel if someone took advantage of her (your daughter or granddaughter) and ruined her life. If you don't want your daughter, daughter-in-law or grandchild's life to be ruined, I suggest you don't ruin others'.

If you take pleasure in raping a girl, be warned and please desist from such acts. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

#Nigeria: An Apprentice Rapes His Boss's Wife

Having an apprentice live with you isn't a bad idea, but to have a full grown one in the same house with your wife isn't one of the best ideas. Even if you can vouch for the guy's character, have you forgotten Potiphar's wife in the bible? Women too can call for this things and turn around to call it rape. But you sef guy! Was she too cute that you couldn't take your eyes off her or was the devil calling you so you could have your next meal in prison? *Just kidding* Read more below.

An Ibadan Chief Magistrates’ Court at Iyaganku area of the city has remanded a 20-year-old bricklaying apprentice for having carnal knowledge of his master’s wife. The prosecutor, Grace Akinsehinwa, told the court that the young man had been working for the woman’s husband and living in the same house with the young couple.
The accused was said to have sneaked in and forcefully had carnal knowledge of his boss’s wife without her consent when her husband was not around.

Photo Journalist Captures the Marriage of a 15YO and His14YO #childbride in Gaza.

He got a phone call from a friend asking if he wanted to photograph a wedding in Gaza. He told him he wasn’t interested but when he heard that the groom was 15 years old and the bride was one year younger than him, the photographer rushed to the location immediately.

After arriving he saw people celebrating in the street not far from the border between Israel and the northern Gaza Strip. Among them was a young Palestinian boy being carried on the shoulders of relatives and friends. He couldn’t believe that the boy was the groom until he asked him and he replied with a smile, “yes I am”.

Anonymous Demands Investigation Into Daisy Coleman's Sexual Assault Case

Remember the girl we posted about yesterday, whose family were evicted from their home for reporting a rape case. Read about it HERE. News reaching us is that anonymous –– a loosely associated international network of activists and hacktivists –– have called for an investigation on the case. 

Anonymous has turned its many watchful eyes on another small town scandal, this one in Maryville, Mo.

"There's a multitude of anons and angry people alike planning a course of action as we speak for Maryville," said Deric Lostutter, aka RealKYAnonymous, who played an instrumental role in Anonymous' crusade in the Steubenville rape case. "We are watching. Always."

Lostutter also sent The Huffington Post a one-page statement that had been posted online Monday.

Will Castrating Rapists Help to End Rape in #Nigeria?

This topic is controversial but sounds really interesting and fascinates me a lot! How about castration being a punishment for rapists. Wouldn't it just make the world a better place? Lol!

Rape, a form of sexual violence, is a word no sane woman wants to hear let alone experience. Even as a man, I loath rapists with a passion which degree I can’t find enough words to describe.

There was a girl who needed much convincing to drop her plans to commit suicide following a gang-rape by 3 men led by someone she considered a “big brother.” Her pains I just couldn't imagine when she expressed her agonies and the deep seated anger against the perpetrators of the dastardly act.

Her pains she said, was multiplied because she could not muster courage to report the issue to the police as she was sure the tide would be turned against her when the issue would get into full swing.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

#RapeCulture: 14YO and Her Family Get Evicted from Their Home for Reporting a Rape Case

A 14-year-old girl who accused a high school football player of rape was suspended from the cheerleading squad and twice attempted suicide.

After a 14-year-old girl accused a popular football player of rape, she and her family were driven from their small US town and their house mysteriously burned down.

Daisy Coleman, the alleged victim, has been named in publications and broadcasts with the permission of her mother Melinda, in order to draw attention to the case, the Kansas City Star reports.

In January 2012, in the 12,000-person Missouri town of Maryville, Daisy Coleman reported she had been raped by a popular 17-year-old boy from her school. She told police she was invited to a party where she had so much alcohol she could not stand, and had sex with the boy. The incident was partly filmed by one of the alleged perpetrator’s friends on his phone.

Daisy’s best friend, aged 13, also had sex with a 15-year-old boy. She told police she went into a bedroom with the 15-year-old boy, who was an acquaintance. The case was handled in juvenile court, but the Star accessed police records of his interview, in which he said although the girl said “no” multiple times, he undressed her, put a condom on and had sex with her.

#Nigeria: Man Abducts and Rapes Woman for Three Years

The Lagos State Police Command said it has arrested a 37-year-old man for abducting and raping a 30-year-old woman for three years.

The suspect, Idowu Ajibola was paraded alongside three other suspects who specialise in kidnapping little boys in Lagos and Ogun states.

Idowu who was arrested by police attached to the Area ‘E’ Command in Festac town, was said to have abducted Modupe Brown under mysterious circumstance.

It was gathered that Brown was a 400 Level student of Business Administration at the Lagos State University, LASU, when she was abducted and kept incommunicado with her family for three years.

#Nigeria: 30YO Bags Three-Month Jail Term over Rape of Minor

I firmly do not support sentencing a sexual offender to a three months jail term. How will this judgement deter others from engaging in raping a girl child? How come murderers get more severe punishment for their acts while rapists get mere punishment? In order to fight rape in our society, we need stringent laws.

A Zone 2 Wuse Magistrates’ Court in Abuja last week, sentenced Seyi Balogun, 30, of Zehidu Village, Lugbe, Abuja, to three months in prison for sexually assaulting a minor.

The Senior Magistrate, Mrs. Grace Adebayo-Eisape, sentenced Balogun without an option of fine.

Adebayo-Sisape condemned the action of the convict and said the sentence was to deter others.

Monday, October 14, 2013

#Nigeria: Alleged Rapes in ‘Flood Camps’ Raise Vulnerability of Nigerian girls

Reports of rapes in some camps for people displaced by the series of high profile floods across the country may have caused heightened concerns over the health and social conditions of young girls in the camps.

This has resulted in a series of inquest by some organizations including the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) which Daily Independent learnt has already conducted an assessment of the human rights situation in Benue, being one of the states that have reportedly recorded cases of such incidence.

Although, the Benue State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Oduen Abunku, had stated in a phone interview with Daily Independent that no untoward incident has been reported in any of the camps in Benue, local media reports may have suggested the contrary.

In October, reports in the local media disclosed that no fewer than 16 young girls were raped by miscreants who sneaked into four of the camp. But the government had denied this, labeling it as a concoction of the media.

#Nigeria: Butcher, 27, Jailed for 4 Years for Raping Minor

An Upper Area Court in Mararaba, Nasarawa State, three days ago, sentenced a 27-year-old butcher, Mu’azu Lawali, to four years imprisonment for raping a minor.

The presiding officer, Vincent Gwehemba, did not give the convict an option of fine.

The convict, who lives in Angwan Ganda Masaka, was arraigned for having unlawful carnal knowledge of an 11-year-old girl.

The prosecutor, Inspector Joseph Ahua, told the court that the matter was reported by the victim’s parents at Masaka Police Station on October 4.

Ahua said the convict confessed to committing the offence, which contravened Section 283 of the Penal Code.

“Whoever has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 14 years and shall also be liable to fine,” the Penal Code reads.

The accused, however, pleaded guilty to the charge.

Culled from: News24 Nigeria

#Nigeria –– THE EVIL THAT MEN DO! Stand to #EndRape

She was just a young innocent girl, she was 18. Her fault some people say is her decision to obey her parents by getting ordinary garri (food) for the whole family in the night. SHE WAS A GIRL.

Eight men gang raped her one by one and then strangled her neck, and also used hammer and nail to pierce her vagina. They left her to die in by a bush path, spreading her legs wide! Wounded! Exposed! Her body was discovered in the early hours of the morning after a thorough search was conducted through out the night. What’s more is that when she was discovered, it was a horrible site, as no one could look at the nails in her body. 

She was confirmed dead already and no one at the crime scene could hold back tears. Not to worry, she wasn't your sister nor your daughter,  but she could have been. The brutality has to stop right here guys. Rapists deserve capital punishment for their cruel, they just succeed in wasting another girl's life through perverted acts. She died on Friday, 5th October 2013. 

Rest in Peace♥ and we pray that her killers get the WORST punishment possible. This doesn't only happen in Anambra State, but in most states and countries around the world. Is this how we treat our women? It's saddening to live in a world where the vulnerable ones are easily exploited. If her death hurts you, join the movement to Stand to #EndRape.

Culled from: Facebook

Sunday, October 13, 2013

#Nigeria –– Alarming! Gombe Records 61 Rape Cases in 36 Months

The Programme Coordinator, Centre for Community Health and Development, Mrs Lucy Usein, said 61 rape cases had been recorded in Gombe State in the last three years.

Usein made this known at a news conference organised by a non-governmental organisation, Child Protection Network, in Gombe, on Tuesday.

She said 14 cases were reported to the organisation in 2011, 26 cases in 2012 and 21 cases so far in 2013.

“These are the only ones that are reported; there are many cases and because of fear of stigmatisation, parents do not like the matter to be treated in public,” she said.

Polls Reveals; #Nigerians Believe Rape is Caused by Indecent Dressing

So I was supposed to have posted this yesterday, but due to the large amount of articles I have (thanks to my beautiful readers who have been sending in articles), it's coming up today. *wink

A poll carried out revealed that a large amount of Nigerians believe the alarming rate of rape cases in the country is caused by girls indecent dressing.

Polls revealed:
“In order to commemorate this event and honour the girl child this special day, NOI Polls Limited released one of the polls we conducted in the first quarter of the year 2013, which was focused on the challenges faced by the girl child in Nigeria and indeed the world over as a result of the incidence of rape among women in the society. 34 percent of the participants believed that indecent dressing was the main cause of rape in the society; 18 percent believed unemployment was the cause; nine percent believed it was caused by lack of moral values and another nine percent believed it was caused by the inability to control sexual urges; seven percent said it was caused by faulty upbringing. Five percent of the participants believed rape was caused by illiteracy about women’s rights, ungodliness and bad company."

What do you guys think?

Culled from: Ok gist

Saturday, October 12, 2013

#Nigeria –– A Court in #Makurdi Remands Applicant in Prison

A Makurdi Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded an applicant, Daniel Iorkua, 26, in prison over an allegation that he raped an 11-year-old girl.

Iorkua, who lived in Nyon Layout, Gboko Road, was ordered to be remanded in prison custody after the court heard the prosecution.

The prosecuting police officer, Inspector Moses Akoo, told the court that one Terna Fakaa had reported the case at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Makurdi, on September 20, 2013.

He said that the complainant stated that the accused, who was his neighbour, forcefully had sexual intercourse with his 11-year-old ward.

Heartbreaking! Ladies Forced to Sleep with at Least 30 Men a Day. *Stop Sexual Violence*


A criminal complaint has charged 13 people with the crime of smuggling dozens of women into the United States and forcing them into prostitution. Some of the defendants were to appear wednesday in federal court in Manhattan to face multiple counts including sex trafficking and interstate transportation for prostitution.

The ring “lured their unsuspecting victims to the United States and then consigned them to a living hell,” US Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement.

The investigation was among several aimed at “blockading the repugnant sex trafficking corridor” used to exploit victims from Tenancingo Mexico, said James Hayes, head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in New York.
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