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France opens rape probe of literary icon after book sparks paedophilia...

Paris (dpa) Paris prosecutors on Friday opened a rape probe after a writer published her account of a relationship she had, from the age...

International Federation of Women Lawyers urges rape victims to speak up

The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria, Abuja chapter, has called on victims of rape to break the silence and speak up. The Chairperson...

U.S. crime rate, homicides down; rapes increase for 6th straight year...

By Nicholas Sakelaris Washington (UPI) -- Violent crime overall in the United States has fallen by 4 percent, continuing a substantial decline since the 1990s, but...

‘My step-father raped me, sexually abused my younger sister” -Woman tells...

An Ibadan-based fashion designer, Esther Isaiah, on Wednesday accused her step-father, John Dickson, of raping her and sexually abusing her younger sister. Testifying in a Mapo Customary...

73-year-old carpenter rapes 12-year-old-girl, bags 10 years imprisonment

An Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Jos, Plateau State on Thursday sentenced a 73-year-old carpenter, Ibrahim Ali, to 10 years’ imprisonment for...

Police arraign 17-year-old student for allegedly raping 16-yr-old girl

The police in Lagos on Thursday arraigned a 17-year-old student in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl. The student, whose address...

Native doctor jailed 21 years for raping, impregnating daughter

An Evboriaria Chief Magistrates’ Court in Benin, on Thursday sentenced a 52-year-old native doctor, Jacob Alonge, to 21 years imprisonment without option of fine...

COZAgate: Coalition of lawyers urges IGP to ensure justice

By Emmanuel Afonne The Coalition of Public Interests Lawyers and Advocates (COPA) has urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu to ensure justice...

Singer, Simi, calls for better protection of women from assault, rape

By Anita Eboigbe Alternative music superstar, Simisola Ogunleye aka Simi has called for better protection of Nigerian women and girls from physical abuse and rape. News...

COZA: Comedian, Alibaba, slams pastors for keeping silent over rape allegations

By Anita Eboigbe Veteran comedian and social commentator, Alibaba has called out prominent pastors for keeping mute over the rape allegations levied agaisnst Biodun Fatoyinbo,...

Women accuse former Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, of sexual violence

Three women have accused Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh, of rape and sexual assault while he was in office, Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International...

29-year-old convicted rapist confesses to an earlier crime

A man already convicted of the stranger rape of a young woman in Spitalfields last autumn has pleaded guilty to an earlier offence. Jonathan Graden,...

24-year-old girl drugged, gang-raped in Lekki, Lagos State

By Oluwatope Lawanson and Moji Eniola A 24-year-old woman (name withheld) on Wednesday narrated to an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court how she...

Police arrest Father, Son who raped, impregnated 13-year-old girl in Lagos

By Mateen Badru The Lagos State Police Command’s Gender Unit has arrested a 44-year-old man and his 19-year-old son for allegedly raping and impregnating a...

I was gang-raped by 8 students, blackmailed, UNILAG student tells court

By Moji Eniola A student of the University of Lagos (Unilag) on Tuesday told an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court that she was...

Court sentences 62-year-old man to 5 years in prison for raping...

A Jos Upper Area Court III sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Plateau State on Thursday, sentenced a 62-year-old man, Dickson Gambo, to five years  in prison for raping his  nine-year-old cousin.

Ogun State Police Command arrest 35-year old man for raping three-year...

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 35-year old man, Ayegunle Adekunle, for allegedly defiling a three-year old girl (names withheld).

Man, 36, in court over alleged rape of five-year-old girl ...

Man, 36, in court over alleged rape of five-year-old girl       A 36-year-old labourer, Aliyu Lawal, on Monday appeared before a Lokoja, Kogi State Chief Magistrate’s...

Suspect arrested in rape, strangling of British diplomat in Lebanon

A suspect has been arrested over the rape and strangling of a British diplomat in Beirut, Lebanon, a judicial source has told The Guardian. The...

Driving instructor rapes, kills NYSC member in Odeda, Ogun State

By Olufemi Adediran, Abeokuta The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 29-year-old man, Festus Udoh, who raped and killed a 23-year-old serving Youth Corper, Miss Tawose...

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