DSS Storms Residence Of Taiwo Akerele, Former Obaseki’s Chief Of Staff

DSS officials invade, ransack Akerele’s residence, arrest aide

No fewer than 25 operatives of the State Security Services (SSS) on Sunday evening invaded the private residence of former Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Chief Taiwo Akerele.

The development is an indication that things might have fallen apart between the Governor and his erstwhile closest staff.

Akerele resigned his position as Chief of Staff on Friday night and was replaced with Ethan Uzamere, Saturday night by Obaseki.

The operatives were said to have arrived the residence located off 1st Ugbor Road, GRA, in Benin, at about 5 pm in an 18-seater bus and three operational vehicles of Operation Wabaizigan.

It was gathered that a security detail to the Governor had earlier called the Personal Assistant to the former CoS, Jasper Olowojoba to come and remove Akerele’s personal belongings from his former office.

Olowojoba, who was said to have replied that he would remove the items on Monday, was however prevailed upon to come immediately.

Security men attached to the office were said to have allowed him to remove all the belongings, after which they followed him home.

Thereafter, Olowojoba was arrested after using him to search Akerele’s house.

An unnamed source closed to the former Chief of Staff, allegedly told journalists that the whereabouts of Akerele who received visitors in his house earlier in the day, remained unknown.

“They called his PA severally that he should come and collect Akerele’s personal belongings so that the new Chief of Staff could resume, but Olowojoba said he would come for them on Monday but they insisted he must come immediately.

“When he went, they allowed him to remove all his belongings and when they were going with the last consignment, SSS (operatives) went with him to Akerele’s house. They ransacked his house and then went away with his PA, but Akerele’s whereabouts is unknown,” the source said.

As at the time of filing this report, neither Akerele nor his personal assistant could be reached for confirmation, as their mobile phones were switched off.

Father Arrested For Raping His 13-Year-Old Daughter In Akwa Ibom (Photos)

Incest: Police in A’Ibom arrests father for raping daughter

By Ani Michael

A team of Nigeria Police, Eket division led by Eket Division Police Officer, Mr. Sunday Digha, on Friday April 24, 2020 arrested one Mr. Godwin Jeremiah, from Ikot Udota, Eket Akwa Ibom State for allegedly having carnal knowledge of his 13-year-old daughter.

The suspect, according to Emem Jeremiah, a Junior Secondary School(JSS) 1 student, severally molested and had sexual relationship with her.

The arrest of Mr. Jeremiah, a mason, was led by the Police DPO in charge of Eket, Mr. Sunday Digha with the support of the wife of the executive chairman of Eket local government area, Mrs Bright Archibong and International Federation of Women Lawyers(FIDA) a non-governmental and non-profit organization made up of women lawyers called to practise law in Nigeria.

According to the victim, Miss Emem Goodwin Jeremiah, the father started the illicit act with her since last year and since then, the father slept with her almost every night and sometimes forced her to have sex with his friend, one Michael, an indigene of Ikot Udoma, Eket.

Emem Jeremiah, said the abuse of her person by her father started in 2019, saying she reported the incident to her stepmother and was mercilessly beaten by her father and she left the house.

“My father forcefully abused me sexually beginning from 2019, this occurred almost on a daily basis, irrespective of my resistance due to pains and injury I sustained from the ungodly act. First, I reported the case to my step mother because my mother is late. She confronted my father but she was beaten and this led to her fleeing from my father’s house with my stepsister

“When it was becoming unbearable, I ran and reported to the police which led to his first arrest but due to the intervention of my aunty, who did not believe my story, he was released on bail.

“After his released, I did not have any option than to return back to the house and stayed with my father.

“The matter grew from bad to worst. It was the darkest moment in my life. At night, my father did not allow me to sleep, he forcefully abused me throughout the night, it was on daily basis.

“Since nobody was there to help, I decided to run away from my father’s house to an unknown destination”, she wept profusely while narrating her ordeals.

She expressed optimism that with the intervention of Mrs Bright Frank Archibong and Akwa Ibom State chapter of FIDA, led by Barr. Emem Ette, that justice would come her way and that of other females in the state who are experiencing sexual harassment.

It would be recalled that Mrs Bright Archibong wrote on her facebook timeline penultimate week, and warned men from sexually harassing girls in Eket and Akwa Ibom State.
Mr. Sunday Digha, Eket DPO said the matter would be charge to court after proper investigation.