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Hungarian President resigns over child abuse controversy

Hungarian President resigns over child abuse controversy

“I apologise to those who I hurt and all the victims who may have had the impression that I did not support them. I am, I was and I will remain in favour of protecting children and families,” Novak, 46, said.
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Woman abuses 12-year-old stepdaughter with electric cable, stick, shoe in Enugu

Woman abuses 12-year-old stepdaughter with electric cable, stick, shoe in Enugu

By Chinedu Adonu A couple, Mr. Effiok Umo and his wife, Nnenna, both from Okwojo Ngwo community in Udi Local Government Area, Enugu State, have been arrested by the police for torturing and inflicting severe bodily harm on her 12-year-old daughter, Mercy Umo. Enugu State Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, on Tuesday, said […]

In Niger: Man, 60, lures 8-year-old girl with N100, rapes her

In Niger: Man, 60, lures 8-year-old girl with N100, rapes her

By Wole Mosadomi A 60-year-old man, Haruna Lawal, who allegedly raped an eight-year-old girl after luring her with N100, has been arrested by operatives of Niger State Police Command. The suspect, said to be a scavenger, was arrested in Wushishi town, headquarters of Wushishi Local Government Area of the state, last Saturday. ALSO READ: I […]

Grandparents beat me daily, place burning rubber on my body, says 7-yr-old orphan

Grandparents beat me daily, place burning rubber on my body, says 7-yr-old orphan

By Evelyn Usman In a bizarre case of child abuse, a seven-year-old girl,  accused of killing her father through witchcraft, has told policemen that her grandparents would light rubber materials and use same to burn different parts of her body. On Tuesday, she summoned the courage, walked up to a policeman who lives on the […]

Woman drills nails, hot iron on 10 yrs old domestic help’s head

Woman drills nails, hot iron on 10 yrs old domestic help’s head

By Dennis Agbo A Woman, Mrs. Ifeoma Ezeugwu has been arrested by the police in Enugu state for drilling nails in two places into the head of a-10 years old girl, Miss Chinonye Nnadi. The woman also allegedly used hot electric iron all over the body of the teenage girl. The WomenAids Collective, WACOL, who […]

London hospital sees spike in child abuse during lockdown

London hospital sees spike in child abuse during lockdown

A major London children’s hospital registered a 15-fold increase in the number of apparent child abuse cases it dealt with during the COVID-19 lockdown compared to previous years, researchers reported Thursday. From March 23 to April 23 — corresponding to the height of self-isolation rules — the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children saw 10 […]