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DNA revisited: “My husband made my sister pregnant!”

DNA revisited: “My husband made my sister pregnant!”

By Bunmi Sofola ISN’T it amazing what torrent of scandal a little event like being pregnant can unleash? For the four years Lisa was married to Nekan, her husband, she tried all she could to get pregnant. At first she thought it was due to her reproductive organs malfunctioning. After series of tests, it was […]
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DNA from crime scenes: Saliva, hair, blood to be used to identify murderers, rapists, others in Lagos

DNA from crime scenes: Saliva, hair, blood to be used to identify murderers, rapists, others in Lagos

In a recent judgment, a Lagos High Court threw out a criminal case involving the rape of a three-year-old girl on the grounds that the girl was not violated because there was no strong evidence to link the man that was charged with the said crime. In the end, the accused person was discharged and acquitted, but the victim and her family were left to continue to contend with the consequences of the crime.

Lagos DNA forensic centre: Here comes Nigeria’s first crime bursting facility

Lagos DNA forensic centre: Here comes Nigeria’s first crime bursting facility

MANY Nigerians, especially victims of crime and survivors of rape and other cases heaved sigh of relief when Lagos State government announced commencement of skeletal work at its Deoxyribonucleic Acid, DNA Forensics Centre, LSDFC. Their action bordered on the fact that many high-profile cases had been stalled due to lack of evidence that could link the suspects to the crime.