A female soldier who was dismissed from the Nigerian army for getting pregnant after she was raped by suspected bandits while travelling to Ogbomoso, Oyo State, has appealed her dismissal.
The lady was charged with one count of ‘conduct prejudicial to service discipline’ and dismissed from the regiment after being found guilty by the Army board of inquiry (BOI).
The soldier’s lawyer, Johnson Oyewole described the dismissal of his client as unlawful and also appealed to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai to upturn the decision. The appeal revealed that the victim was enlisted in the Army in March 2012 as a member of 67 Regular Recruits intake, and was serving with 56 Signal Command, Mile 2, Lagos, before the incident.
Barr. Oyewole said;
”It is manifest that the purported trial of our client was tainted with substantial irregularities; there is no offence under the law and no element of the offence of misconduct prejudicial to service discipline that talks of pregnancy while in service and warranted dismissal under section 103 (1).”
He also revealed that his client lawfully applied for and obtained a pass to travel to Oyo State, sometime in October 2014 when the vehicle she boarded ran into bandits along Odo-Oba road and she was allegedly raped by five men. She was taken to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, where she was treated for six days.
It was further learnt that the soldier obtained an extract from the Police Crime Diary, a Sworn Affidavit, as well as a Medical Report, which clearly indicated that she sustained “injury of right ankle joint with laceration and bruises around the thigh region.”
In December, she reported sick at the Military hospital and the matron confirmed that she was 12 weeks pregnant.
Vanguard reported that one of the major planks for the decision to dismiss the female soldier was the time difference between the time the incident of armed bandits attack occurred and the time she went to the military hospital and was confirmed pregnant.
Rivers university suspends lecturer for allegedly sexually harassing and impregnating a student
The Management of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE) has suspended a lecturer, Dr Rowland Uchechukwu Igwe of the Department of Sociology for allegedly impregnating a student.
It was gathered that the lecturer allegedly intimidated, sexuallly harassed the said student before impregnating her.
Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele, who confirmed the development in a statement on his personal Facebook account, on September 24, said the undergraduate suffered health complications as a result of the pregnancy.
“The Management of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education has placed a lecturer, Dr Rowland Uchechukwu Igwe of the Department of Sociology on an Indefinite suspension on an allegation of serial intimidation, sexual harrassment and undue canal knowledge of a female undergraduate which resulted in her impregnation and other health complications.”
“The matter has been referred to the Council-Senate Committee on staff disciplinary matters for further investigation.” the statement reads.
Too much humility can destroy you – Actress Chika Ike
Nollywood actress, Chika Ike has said that humility is self-destructive.
The beautiful thespian via her Instagram story, advised people that it is great to be humble, but that they should know when to switch it up. According to her, people take your humility for foolishness or timidity and too much of it can destroy you.
Read as she wrote below….
“Humility is great; it’s a core value everyone should have. But you must know when and where to switch it up. Because some people in these streets will take your humility for foolishness or timidity. Too much humility is self-destructive.”
DJ Cuppy weighs in on the pant washing conversation after BBNaija’s Neo was seen washing Vee’s pants
Neo washing his love interest Vee’s pants on the BBNaija reality show has started a conversation across various social media platforms and DJ Cuppy has weighed in.
“Pant” is the number 1 trending topic amongst Nigerians on Twitter as some mocked Neo for washing a woman’s underwear while others asked what is wrong in a man washing a woman’s underwear when women do that for their men all the time.
Reacting to the pant washing debate, DJ Cuppy wrote: “Please EVERY person should wash their OWN pant themselves! #FreeCuppy”
A number of men reacted, expressing their willingness to wash Cuppy’s underwear.