Sunday, July 24, 2016

Father beaten up for refusing to subject his daughter to genital mutilation

According to NewTelegraph, Olalowo Hammed Olalekan and his wife, Modinat, have fled the shores of Nigeria for the safety of their children, after being harassed and pressured to bring their daughter for circumcision as per traditional requirements.

"I don’t want to go back home, nobody gave me food," Boy chained by pastor father, speaks

9-year-old Korede’s father, Francis Taiwo, who is now on the run, was said to be the pastor in charge of Key of Joy Celestial Church of Christ, Ajibawo area in Atan Ota, Ogun State. The boy told Punchng that he would not want to live with his father and step-mother again.

His words: ‘‘I was not fed regularly when I was chained. My father and my step-mother only fed me twice a day. Some days, I was not given any food. I want to go back to school because I want to be a doctor in the future. I also do not want to go back to my father’s house.’’ .