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JoseFoundation CAMPAIGN AGAINST CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

On the 6th FEBRUARY, 2016 at 8 a.m. at ADARANIJO MARKET, PEDRO, while everybody else was watching LAGOS STATE MARATHON, one ALFA ABIMBOLA(60 YEARS OLD) who has a MILLING STORE was engaged in having illicit and illegal sex with RUKAYAT (12YEARS OLD) and also an ORPHAN. Rukayat stays with a kind spirited old woman (86 years old) in whose house Rukayat stayed with her uncle who later abandoned her because he was owing 2 years’ house rent in the old woman’s house in Ago-Iwoye, OGUN STATE.

He was caught in the act by his wife, who had earlier on told him she was going to the market to buy pepper which she normally sells in the same stall where he mills. He has 3 stalls, himself and his wife use 2 for milling and selling condiments, the 3rd one, he has decorated and he used it as a bedroom.

He had been caught several times, long before I came to do business in the market but victims have been threatened with DEATH and EVICTION if they reported to the Police. The IYALOJA, HEAD OF THE MARKET, MRS. IYABO OLANIHUN always threatened victims’ parents with eviction.

I came into ADARANIJO MARKET barely 2 years ago and upon investigation I was told that it had happened in the past and was always covered up.

I was not in the market on the 6th FEBRUARY when this incident happened but on Monday 8 FEBRUARY when I got to the market some of the market women came to inform me. I was told that the incident had been reported at PEDRO POLICE STATION by the girl’s aunt – ADEOLA. I then went there and saw the man there and was told by one of the Policemen that the culprit had been told to produce N150,000 (ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND NAIRA) so that he could be let off. On TUESDAY 9TH FEBRUARY, on getting to the station, the man had been let off. I now took RUKAYAT to LAGOS STATE MINISTRY OF WOMEN AFFAIRS AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION, ALAUSA, IKEJA. On getting there with some women from the market and after writing a statement, RUKAYAT was taken from us and put in a SHELTER run by LAGOS STATE, up till this moment she is still with LAGOS STATE.

Along the line, Dr. MRS. NIKE ODUWOLE, PERMANENT SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF WOMEN AFFAIRS AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION said the case should not be in Pedro Police Station but PANTI because it is a criminal case and she made sure the case was transferred there.

On getting to PANTI Thursday, 09 June 2016, the two Police officers, one female (MOJI) and the other male, intimidated us and asked us to give them N20,000 so they could take the case to court the next day but we stood our ground. From then, we did not hear anything from the Police until a month after when we saw the culprit in front of ADARANIJO MARKET boasting and threatening that nobody could jail him and that he would kill Rukayat and deal with everybody behind his ordeal. We then reported back to MINISTRY OF WOMEN AFFAIRS who stepped in and asked PANTI why the man was released and they lied that we had gone to court and the man was released on bail. So the ministry stepped in again and we are back in court.

RUKAYAT said the PEADOPHILE (ALFA ABIMBOLA) dis-virgined her and that he had slept with her over 10 times(he confessed in his statement that he only slept with her 5 times) and whenever he did CLEANED HER UP WITH A WHITE HANDKERCHIEF . His wife also said she had caught him defiling underage girls but could not talk because he was always beating her up.

We later learnt that the mosque where he goes to pray contributed money for his release and that he has been employed as a qur’anic teacher for children. It has become the norm for qur’anic teachers to sleep and impregnate underage girls, then use WHITE HANDKERCHIEVES to clean them up and give the handkerchiefs to rich men for FETISH OR MONEY MAKING RITUALS. WE MUST ALL RISE UP AND FIGHT THIS EVIL.

THE GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE, MR. AKINWUNMI AMBODE HAS SET ALL TOOLS IN MOTION TO FIGHT THIS EVIL, LAGOS STATE MINISTRY OF WOMEN AFFAIRS AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION, PERMANENT SECRETARY- DR. NIKE ODUWOLE, THE DIRECTOR AND MEMBERS OF STAFF SHOULD BE COMMENDED FOR THEIR EFFORTS.

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