Monday, 13 May 2013

Man Commits Suicide In Abeokuta For Lack Of Money To Bury Father

The city of Abeokuta in Ogun State Nigeria was in Chaos this past Saturday when a man in his 60s identified as Akanni Timothy killed himself few hours to his father’s burial.

He allegedly committed suicide for lack of money to give his late father a befitting burial.

The lifeless body of the father of eight, fondly called ‘Marshal’, was found dangling on an orange tree close to the venue of the funeral in the neighborhood at Ojugunuko, Oke-Ijemo area of Abeokuta.

It was learnt that the body was found by passers-by and raised the alarm which attracted residents.

When the news of his death filtered into the venue, many of the guests who were reported to have settled down for the party hurriedly left.

Some relations were said to have attributed the incident to the financial challenges facing the late Akanni . However, some other people described the ugly incident as spiritually motivated. One of the siblings of the deceased, who simply identified himself as Mutiu, said his late brother was in dire need of money to give their late father a befitting burial.

He said, “I told Baba Sadiat (the deceased) to join me in my tent if he knew he didn’t have the means to entertain his guests. I did not know he will kill himself”. According to him, the family received permission from the police at Ijemo who visited the scene of the incident before they removed the body of the deceased.

[Culled from Vanguard]


Lady Stabbed Boyfriend To Death On Her Birthday In Ibadan To Avoid Rape

May 5, 2013 was Onyinyechi Orakwuelum’s 18th birthday.The day she became an adult and the day she allegedly stabbed to death 19-years-old Akinwale Ayobami, who she said wanted to rape her.

Onyinye, who is currently being held at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Iyaganku, Ibadan, pending investigation, narrated her story to Tribune and she said:

I am from Nkwele Ogidi in Anambra. I finished from Saint Gabriel Commercial Secondary School, Mokola, Ibadan, in 2011.

The deceased (Ayobami) was my mate in secondary school, as well as my friend Funmbi.

My parents moved to our personal house at Ologuneru community in Ibadan, so I lost contact with my friends. One day, my mother came home and told me that she saw my friend, Funmbi, and that they had also moved to Ologuneru. I was happy and we reunited.

She later gained admission into a university. In April this year, she came to me and asked if I remembered Ayobami, who was popularly called Ewizzy. She said they chatted on Facebook and that he told her that he was also living at Ologuneru, and had asked her to meet him at a junction so that she could know his place.

I told her that I could not recollect the name so she went alone.

The next time she wanted to go there, she asked me to follow her. I initially refused, but she persuaded me. We got there and saw him. His girlfriend was also there, lying on a couch. We relived our secondary school days and he later requested for my number since we were living in the same area. I gave him.

We left and not too long after, he called me, saying that he had been calling Funmbi’s number but it was switched off. He said he wanted to know if I had got home. Funmbi was beside me then so she also answered because her phone battery had gone flat by then.

Since then, I did not hear from him, though there was a day I missed his call, but I could not call him back as I had no credit on my phone.

On my birthday on May 5, I went to help a lady in our neighbourhood after coming back from church. When I checked my phone later, I saw Ayobami’s call among others that I had missed.

I called him back and while chatting, I told him that day was my birthday. He congratulated me and said it was worth celebrating. I told him I was only marking it.

He asked where I was and I said Ologuneru, he then asked me to join him at Ologuneru junction. I went there at about 7p.m. and I saw him come out of a beer parlour. I didn’t know that he was already drunk.
On getting to his apartment, he took me through the back door. When I asked why, he said the lock on the front door was bad so he locked it with a padlock.

I told him I preferred to sit outside because it was pitch dark inside. He opened the front door and I went in. We put on torchlights.

I made a call to a friend while he was busy on his laptop. Later, he made a call to his mother.

We started discussing about school days again and he then went to the kitchen and offered me water. I told him I was o.k. and he went into the kitchen again.

It was at that point that Onyinyechi said the story changed. She narrated further:

“He came back and locked the front door with a padlock. I asked him why he did that but he just sat beside me and said he wanted to date me. I even thought he was joking, and I replied that ‘is that what we came here to do?’ but he told me he was very serious.

As he moved closer, I perceived a strong smell of alcohol, then I knew he was drunk.

“I asked again: ‘AY, are you drunk?’ he replied that he was not drunk, saying he meant what he said. I told him I could not date him and he replied that if I could not date him, then he must have sex with me before I leave.

I told him to open the door for me to leave but he said I was not going anywhere. I started pleading but he did not yield.

“The next thing he did was to pull off his trousers and I knew I was in trouble because I could see he was aroused. He told me I could see that he was in mood for sex and that he must have his way.

I opened the sliding window screaming ‘somebody, please help me!, Somebody, please, save me!’. He came there, slapped me, drew me back and locked the window.

I started running round the sitting room and he was pursuing me.

“He went to the kitchen and brought a knife, warning me not to waste his time.
He threatened to do something nasty to me if I did not yield to him after counting from one to 10.

He had said before that he loved his mother so I begged him in the name of his mother, he did not yield ground.

I begged him in the name of God but he said he left God a long time ago and that he was serving Ogun. He showed me the picture of a bird hanged on the wall and said that was the symbol of his god.

I also told him I was having my menses but he said I should allow him to do what he wanted to do, saying that if his friends should meet me in the house, they would take their turns with me.

He lit a cigarette and started smoking. He started his countdown but I knelt and was pleading. As he got to eight, I screamed the more but he rushed at me and started struggling with me to remove the bum shorts I was wearing underneath my long dress.

In the process, he dropped the knife, and at that moment of intense fear, I picked the knife and waved it at him in the darkness. The next thing I heard was Yee! O ti gun mi (Oh! You have stabbed me).

I stood up, shivering. I searched for my phone because the entire place was in topsy-turvy.

Throughout the struggling, no one responded among his neighbours, though he had earlier said that no one would respond to me as they regard the occupants of his flat as ‘Dons’ who are dreaded.

“I reported at home and we went to the police station to report. By the time we got back to the house, he was dead. It was in the morning that it was seen clearly that the knife pierced his heart.”

Sunday Tribune gathered that the deceased’s mother had been so distraught about his death that she had been calling for justice to be done to her son’s killer.

She was said to be separated from the boy’s father and had remarried and given birth to other children while Ayobami was the only child she had for the father.

Police investigations also revealed that the man Ayobami was living with in the flat was not related to him.

Reacting to the story, the Assistant Commissioner of police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, ACP Dasuki Galadanchi said the matter was still being investigated.

There is no witness yet to support the suspect’s story. On the side too, dead bodies cannot talk. There was no witness on the side to corroborate whether there was an attempted rape or not.

In line with the police strategy of the Inspector General of police which encourages openness, transparency and accountability, we will go deeper into investigations and get to the root of the matter. If she’s found culpable, she’ll be charged to court accordingly. We are for justice.

[Source: Tribune]

Saturday, 4 May 2013


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Over 1m Nigerians Live In London – Lord Mayor Of London

Mayor of Brent, London, Micheal Adeyeye, has disclosed that the population of Nigerian immigrants in London has hit over 1 million people.

Meantime, Governor Babtunde Fashola of Lagos and Mayor of London, Mr. Alderman Gifford stressed the need to strengthen bilateral ties between Lagos and London.

The duo who spoke during a courtesy visit by the Mayor at the State House, Alausa, Ikeja, said that the population of Nigerian and United Kingdom immigrants in both cities have showed that the bilateral ties between both countries was age-long.

Speaking in an interview with Saturday Vanguard, Adeyeye, one of the three councillors in London, said that “Lagos is like London because it is full of people with diverse ethnic background.

L-R Hon. Alderman Roger Gifford, Lord Mayor of the City of London, Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state and Mr. Peter Carter, Deputy British High Commissioner in Lagos, During the Lord Mayor of the City of London visit Governor of Lagos state in Ikeja. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

“That is why we all need to work together so that we can all gain effectively from each another. We have a large community of Nigerians in London, and the population of Nigerians living in the city is over 1 million. This was what we got from the high commission.”

He noted that “this was the reason why there was need to foster business relation between the two nations particularly Lagos and London. And all our efforts would be geared towards ensuring that the partnership grows from strength to strength.”

He expressed joy over the ties, saying “I am happy that this is happening between Nigeria and UK. We all know that there is an age long relation between the two countries.”

Fashola, in his speech said that London and Lagos have made tremendous progress in various sectors of their economy, saying,“I believe that with this, we can learn from each other’s success.”

The governor said; “Today, Lagos is now dealing with challenges of becoming a global city state in the sense that there are several opportunities in the state. And it has become an attractive destination for the world.

“And as we move towards improving our economy in Lagos, there is need for us to strengthened our bilateral ties especially with United Kingdom,” he said.

Speaking earlier, Mr. Gifford said “London is a very great city but we realised that London must strengthen its relation with other countries especially Nigeria because there are many Nigerians living in the city. “And this could be further explained by the five commercial banks out of the 250 commercial banks in the city owned by Nigerians,” he said.

According to him, “We have a lot to explore but we believe that to achieve this, it must be done by allowing equal partnership. We believe that the economy that would grow in the next 50 years will be coming from an economy that has great base with a better financial market. If we are going to survive, we must work with these economies. And Lagos is among these economies that have been identified.”

Good Samaritan Or Sex Abuser? Meet The Man Who Has Fathered 49 Children For Strangers

To some women, Professor Gennadij Raivich is a hero.

For years, quietly and without fuss, the 50-year-old neuroscientist has donated his sperm to childless couples and single women who contact him via the internet, where he advertised his services as an artificial insemination donor.

The married father of three is estimated to have fathered at least 49 babies via unlicensed donor websites and, had it not been for his arrest in March on suspicion of sexual assault, he might well have gone on to father more.

But police have spoken to at least three women, one of whom is believed to be pregnant with his child, who claim that the academic, who works at University College, London, and is an expert on maternal and foetal medicine, sexually assaulted them.

While detectives continue their investigations, it should be made clear that Professor Raivich, who has been bailed until June, has not yet been charged with any offence.

This week he told the Mail that while he 'would very much like' to put across his side of the story, he had been advised by his solicitor not to make any comment.

But his arrest has lifted the lid on the hidden dangers of private sperm donation in Britain — an unregulated process that takes place behind closed doors via amateur internet sites.

Women longing for babies put up appeals for donors, while men across the country offer their sperm for nothing more than their travelling expenses.

Step into this underground world and it is all too clear to what lengths some desperate women will go to fulfil their dreams of having a child.

One woman, posting on Facebook this week under her own name, wrote: 'Is there any donors available for tomoro (sic)? Can possibly travel or meet. I am in Somerset.'

And a donor offering his services writes: 'I've donated sperm before. It's quite good stuff.'

The dangers of using such websites are all too obvious. While some sites claim they have their own self-imposed rules to safeguard users, many of them serve as a gateway to an underground world of unknown medical histories and risky meetings with strangers.

Some sperm donor sites allow only donors who offer AI — artificial insemination.

But other more unscrupulous sites offer NI — natural insemination. On these sites, there seems to be no shortage of men offering to have sex with women, knowing that their sole intent is to have a baby.

There is no suggestion that Professor Raivich offered NI.

On one such website, a donor wrote: 'It's cold outside, wish I was tucked up in bed with someone wanting NI at moment.'

On a Facebook page, one woman wrote an account of how her sperm donor had tried to coerce her into having sex with him.

'My donor was always hinting about NI day after day, even though I always said AI only.

'Today he was sending me nasty text messages. When I told him that I have my boundaries, he started sending really horrible messages to me.'

In addition to the risks taken by women, the sperm donors are also in a vulnerable position.

Under British law, men donating sperm through licensed clinics are not the legal father of any child born through that donation, but men who donate privately — as Professor Raivich has — are the legal father of any children born and so could find themselves faced with child support claims.

Equally, a donor could insist on having access to any child he helps produce.

A spokesman for the HFEA — the Human Fertilisation and Embryo Authority, the government body that regulates UK fertility treatment — told the Mail this week:

'If an individual decides to have treatment outside of a licensed clinic, they need to be aware of the risks and implications.

'This is something the HFEA has no legal power to regulate. We strongly recommend that patients who wish to use donor sperm in treatment do so through an HFEA-licensed clinic.

'It is only when treatment takes place at a licensed clinic that a person can be confident of the quality and safety of the donation and that the relevant consents of legal parenthood of the child are completed.

'In addition, a donor-conceived person can access information about their donor or any donor-related genetic siblings from the HFEA's register.' Distributing sperm without a licence from the HFEA has been a criminal offence since 2007, but it is impossible to regulate sites that merely introduce donors and recipients and allow them to make private arrangements.

On some donor websites, Professor Raivich offered his services using the pseudonym 'Frank Qalman'. His posts include a private email address and a message that reads: 'For medical advice or more, please email me directly.'

Just why Professor Raivich, who has a wife and family in Munich and a professional reputation to uphold, felt the need to enter this murky world, rather than donate via a licensed clinic, is not entirely clear.

Born in New Zealand and raised in the Lower Hutt area outside Wellington, he spent his childhood moving between Australia, Greece and Israel.

He settled in Germany, where he graduated in medicine from the Free University in Berlin in 1984 and received his MD degree a year later.

He went on to study at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried before moving to Britain in 2001 to work at UCL's Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

In an interview he gave in January to a Sunday newspaper, he described being a sperm donor as 'like a hobby or a charitable act' and said that he 'got satisfaction by helping'. He added that he offered his services as a donor and as a doctor because he 'loved children' and wanted to bestow the gift of parenthood on others.

He added: 'The first couple I helped were lesbians who were desperate for a baby. I helped them get pregnant on their first cycle. They were delighted and I shared their joy.

'They come to these sites because they can't afford the substantial cost of getting a donor through a clinic. I never ask for money, only travel expenses.'

He also defended the number of children he has fathered — despite the fact that the HFEA set ten families per donor as its guideline.

Professor Raivich said: 'I think this is just based on moral horror, not that there is much risk that offspring will accidentally meet and set up homes with half-siblings.

'The risks of this are very low. In America, there is no restraint on the number of children a donor can father. In the Netherlands, it's 25 per donor.'

One woman helped to conceive by Frank leapt to his defence.

'I am one of his recipients, and I am in contact with the mothers of many of my son's siblings.

'You will be hard pushed to find one among the many that has a bad word to say about Frank.

'He has been nothing but sweet, helpful and accommodating to all the women he has helped.'

This week, Laura Witjens, the chief executive of the National Gamete Donation Trust, which offers advice to those involved in egg and sperm donation, says that it defies belief that women choose to put themselves at risk by using unregulated sperm donor websites.

'Personally, I find it staggering that when it comes to something as important as the creation of your child, you can't even fork out £1,000 to £1,500.

'Yes, it's a lot of money, but it's so important. It's less than most people would pay for a second- hand car.

'Using a licensed clinic offers medical and legal protection to recipient and donor. Sperm will be screened and an extensive medical background check will be made, which is important for picking up hereditary illnesses.'

Two years ago, while researching the underground world of sperm donation, Ms Witjens posed online as a woman in search of a donor.

'I was horrified,' she says. 'Many of these men are creative with the truth. They are all Olympic athletes with an IQ of 150!

'And even if they say they have a medical certificate, women need to understand that ten seconds after it's been issued, that certificate is useless.' [What she means by this is that a man's clean bill of health can be changed in an instant.]

'What worries me most is that women using these sites are often vulnerable, and need support and good advice. But as long as they are prepared to use these sites, there will be men prepared to offer their services to them.'

Whatever the outcome of the police investigation into Professor Raivich, there is little doubt that he put himself in a vulnerable position by offering his services in an unregulated manner.

This week, his wife, a neurology specialist who uses the name Dr Birgit Basedow-Rajwich and lives in a flat in the upmarket area of Kempfenhausen just outside Munich, insisted she was standing by her husband.

'A wife supports her husband,' she said. 'We are certain this is all a big misunderstanding that will be sorted out. This is a stressful time, but we will come through it.