Super Eagle Player to build orphanage in Edo

Super Eagles player, Odion Ighalo, has promised to build an orphanage in Edo as a means of giving back to the people of his state. Ighalo, a striker with Changchun Yatai Football Club in China, gave the promise in Benin on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor of the state, […]

EDSG re-opens “my mummy orphanage”

By Fumi Babatope Benin city – Edo State Commissioner For Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Blessing Maigida has formally announced the re-opening of “my Mummy Orphanage, Benin City, which was closed down by her Ministry, April this year over an alleged sale of baby. Hon. Maigida, while making the announcement yesterday in Benin City […]

Rape: Confusion as orphanage director gets bail

There are indications that the Director of Light of Hope Orphanage Akute, Mr. Olatayo Atunde, who was remanded in prison custody in April following his arraignment at the Ota Magistrate’s Court, Ogun State, has secured bail. Atunde was arrested by the Zone 2 Police Command after two minors living in the orphanage, accused him of […]

Orphanage rape: Director absent in court

Orphanage rape: Director absent in court

The Director of Light of Hope Orphanage, Akute, Mr. Olatayo Atunde, was on Thursday absent at the Ota Magistrate’s Court, Ogun State. Atunde had, on April 26 2013, been arraigned on four counts after his arrest by the Zone 2 police command. The arraignment followed allegations of rape by two minors aged 13 and 14(names […]

Why we returned rape victims to orphanage – Ogun

Why we  returned rape victims to  orphanage – Ogun

ABEOKUTA — The Ogun State government has explained  that the decision to return the  two  children who  were  allegedly raped by  a pastor  to the orphanage where the incident took place was in the best interest of the children who had known no other place than the Home. State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social […]

Ogun returns rape victims to orphanage

The orphanage | credits: File Two teenage girls (names withheld), who were allegedly sexually abused by the director of Light of Hope Orphanage Akute, Ogun State, Mr. Olatayo Atunde, have been returned  to the orphanage. The state government, two weeks ago took custody of the girls from Project Alert, a nongovernmental organisation on violence against […]

Orphanage rape: Director remanded in prison

Orphanage rape: Director remanded in prison

The Director of Light of Hope Orphanage, Mr. Omotayo Atunde, was on Friday remanded at the Ibarra Prison after his arraignment at the Ota Magistrate’s Court. The arraignment followed weeks of investigation after Atunde was accused of rape by two minors staying in the orphanage. He was subsequently arrested by the police from Zone 2 […]

Pastor accused of raping minors at orphanage

The orphanage A pastor and director of Light of Hope Orphanage at Akute, Ogun State, identified simply as Mr. Atunde, was on Wednesday arrested by policemen from  Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos State for allegedly raping two minors at his orphanage. Newsmen learnt that Zone 2 began investigating Atunde after receiving a petition from Project Alert […]

Babies-for-sale in Aba orphanage

Soldiers attached to the 144 Battalion of the Nigeria Army, Aba, Abia State, have stormed a motherless babies home in the city and arrested six girls for alleged child trafficking while six babies were recovered. The officer in charge of the Forward Operation Base (FOB) in Aba, Captain Chris Nwogu, said the raid followed complaint […]