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OLD STUDENTS DEMAND FOR OVERHAUL OF FORMER COLLEGE OVER SEXUAL ABUSE

The former students of Stephen Children Home, located in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital on Tuesday appealed to   Federal Government to investigate alleged sexual assault and maladministration going on at the headquarters of the institution.

The school under the umbrella of a Non-Governmental Organization, known as Voice of Martyrs,was established in Abeokuta, in 2000 to accommodate displaced children across Nigeria, which focused more on displaced children of the northern part of the country.

The National body under the aegis of Concern Past Students addressing a press conference at Iwe-Iroyin, Press Centre in Abeokuta also accused the Director of the School of sexually molesting female students.

However, Director, Isaac Oluwole Newton-Wusu in a swift response denied the allegation arguing that the ex-students were being sponsored to blackmail him.

But at the briefing two of the female ex-students who came with their parents openly narrated their ordeal, insisting that the Director sexually abused them, stressing that findings still showed that the inhuman treatment were still ongoing in the school.

Speaking, National Coordinator of the old students Ado Nicodemus -Baggiwa lamented the poor welfare package of the home being given to the students which they insisted still persists till date

He further added that they have lost six students in just few years due to total negligence and poor health care facility in spite of all the funds donated by charity foundations both home and abroad, just as he pointed out that donations the school received from USA, Netherland, Australia, Canada, Poland and Nigerian Churches for the same project were not duly expended on the students.

The alumnus further appealed to government, organisations, ministries in charge of orphanage homes as well as, Non-Governmental Organisations in charge of child protection and international donors  to help rise to the  worrisome development and save the future of the home and school.

Baggiwa emphasized that, in view of the allegations, called for total overhauling and restructuring of the school to meet the intended goal and the law of the land, insisting on a close monitoring of the system by the supervisory government bodies which include Ministry of Education, Ministry of Social Development Affairs and other relevant bodies.

He also advocated for a public hearing of the allegations on the floor of national assembly or the state house of assembly to " provide a wide spread platform for fair hearing and serve as deterrent to many who use our predicament for exploitation".

"We also call on the African Union, United Nations, and International human rights bodies to look into the exploitation of the funding foreign bodies who may have accrued funds with out stories and did not deliver same to the right course",he said

"The press conference is our only avenue to voice our concern, seek for justice and continuity of the Stephens Children Home / School in a manner that will provide sanity and true productivity. We have no strength or any ability to confront the director in anyway’, he added

"Therefore, we seek for the active involvement of the civil rights society organisation and relevant government authorities to come to our aid".

While further narrating their ordeal, two female old students of the school, Mary Jones and Deborah Bala insisted that government should take up the matter.

In her own narration, Bala  alleged that the director sexually assault her at the age of 13 years when she was in JSS 2, adding  that whenever she was with the Director, she would be unconscious until the deeds were done, alleging that the Director always drugged her and kiss her as well as having canal knowledge of her.

Similarly, Jones in her contribution said as student the Director molested her because she refused being sexually assault by him.

When contacted on phone, the Director, Newton-Wusu described the allegation as plans to remove him as the Director of the home." They are sponsored and it is a plan to remove me as the Director of the home. I can't comment further', he stated.

Meanwhile, present at the conference were members of Child Protection Network, CPN, Ogun State Chapter The former students of Stephen Children Home, located in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital on Tuesday appealed to   Federal Government to investigate alleged sexual assault and maladministration going on at the headquarters of the institution.

The school under the umbrella of a Non-Governmental Organization, known as Voice of Martyrs,was established in Abeokuta, in 2000 to accommodate displaced children across Nigeria, which focused more on displaced children of the northern part of the country.

The National body under the aegis of Concern Past Students addressing a press conference at Iwe-Iroyin, Press Centre in Abeokuta also accused the Director of the School of sexually molesting female students.

However, Director, Isaac Oluwole Newton-Wusu in a swift response denied the allegation arguing that the ex-students were being sponsored to blackmail him.

But at the briefing two of the female ex-students who came with their parents openly narrated their ordeal, insisting that the Director sexually abused them, stressing that findings still showed that the inhuman treatment were still ongoing in the school.

Speaking, National Coordinator of the old students Ado Nicodemus -Baggiwa lamented the poor welfare package of the home being given to the students which they insisted still persists till date

He further added that they have lost six students in just few years due to total negligence and poor health care facility in spite of all the funds donated by charity foundations both home and abroad, just as he pointed out that donations the school received from USA, Netherland, Australia, Canada, Poland and Nigerian Churches for the same project were not duly expended on the students.

The alumnus further appealed to government, organisations, ministries in charge of orphanage homes as well as, Non-Governmental Organisations in charge of child protection and international donors  to help rise to the  worrisome development and save the future of the home and school.

Baggiwa emphasized that, in view of the allegations, called for total overhauling and restructuring of the school to meet the intended goal and the law of the land, insisting on a close monitoring of the system by the supervisory government bodies which include Ministry of Education, Ministry of Social Development Affairs and other relevant bodies.

He also advocated for a public hearing of the allegations on the floor of national assembly or the state house of assembly to " provide a wide spread platform for fair hearing and serve as deterrent to many who use our predicament for exploitation".

"We also call on the African Union, United Nations, and International human rights bodies to look into the exploitation of the funding foreign bodies who may have accrued funds with out stories and did not deliver same to the right course",he said

"The press conference is our only avenue to voice our concern, seek for justice and continuity of the Stephens Children Home / School in a manner that will provide sanity and true productivity. We have no strength or any ability to confront the director in anyway’, he added

"Therefore, we seek for the active involvement of the civil rights society organisation and relevant government authorities to come to our aid".

While further narrating their ordeal, two female old students of the school, Mary Jones and Deborah Bala insisted that government should take up the matter.

In her own narration, Bala  alleged that the director sexually assault her at the age of 13 years when she was in JSS 2, adding  that whenever she was with the Director, she would be unconscious until the deeds were done, alleging that the Director always drugged her and kiss her as well as having canal knowledge of her.

Similarly, Jones in her contribution said as student the Director molested her because she refused being sexually assault by him.

When contacted on phone, the Director, Newton-Wusu described the allegation as plans to remove him as the Director of the home." They are sponsored and it is a plan to remove me as the Director of the home. I can't comment further', he stated.

Meanwhile, present at the conference were members of Child Protection Network, CPN, Ogun State Chapter

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  • Comment Link PRISCILLA Sunday, 14 January 2018 06:33 posted by PRISCILLA

    i dont knw why some people re evil..to deborah bala....have u forgotten all those while that when you go to his place without him calling you..it always like a competition in the house..I AM BIG UNCLE FAVOURITE.. because you want materials things..now why is it only you that he drugged nd kisses and the rest..why not all of us..because i dont see any reason why you should blackmail him..WHY DONT YOU REPORT THOSE LECTURES IN SCHOOL TO THE PRESIDENT MISS RIGHT FIGHTER..and for nicodemus...you followed me from jos to kaduna forcing me to record that the director is sleeping with me and all manner of nonsense...you came twice and constantly disturbing me on phone calls..if u want to fight for the truth..why is it that you will always tell me not to tell my mom or anybody?..and you will end up telling me ...if i do it..my school..everything will not be a problem...THIS MAN HAS DONE NOTHING...WHO ARE YOU TO JUGDE? HAVE YOU ALL CHECKED YOURSELF..WHY ARE YOU DESTROYING THE FOUNDATION AND DREAMS AND VISION OF PEOPLE...IS IT BECAUSE THEY WHITE SPONSORING YOU OPENED A SHOP FOR YOU AND PROMISE TO TAKE OUT OF THE COUNTRY..OR IS IT THE MONEY?..YOU GUYS SHOULD STOP ALL THIS....NICODEMUS IS A BENEFICIARY..ALL FROM PRIMARY TO UNIVERSITY LEVEL..NYSC..AND STILL GAVE YOU A JOB AND A CAR..BECAUSE YOU MESSED UP AND HE COLLECTED THE CAR..NOW YOU STARTED PLOTTING EVIL AGAINST HIM...WHY? BUT ANYWAY I DONT BLAME YOU ITS THE DIRECTOR BECAUSE I WAS SURPRISED WHEN I HEARD YOU WERE THE DIRECTOR APPOINTED IN JOS OFFICE..I WAS SHOCKED..NICODEMUS OF ALL PEOPLE..ITS A PITY THAT YOU ARE MASTER OF DESTRUCTION ..YOU AND YOUR SELFISH GANGS.MONEY IS EVIL..SEE THE PRODUCTION OF WHAT IT CAN DO...YOU ALL SHOULD BRING THE PROVES AND STOP BLACKMAILING THIS MAN PLEASE...

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  • Comment Link by \Elisha Saturday, 13 January 2018 11:44 posted by by \Elisha

    Quickly, I would like to address some of the lies of a so-called church. When you mix facts with lies, I do not regard you to be credible. Never would I take you serious. If you are fighting a cause, come out clean and clear.
    Isaac was arrested? The question I would like to answer is: why was he arrested? Zingak Deshi (a puppet of the white supremacists at the Reformation Baptist) alleged slander and wrong dismissal against Isaac. I was privileged to read the accusations and NEVER was issue of sexual abuse in the home mentioned. The police investigated and the law stipulates he has to be released on what we term 'bail pending completion of investigation'. The alleged crimes are bailable and the police are obliged to release him within 24hrs.

    You need to be educated that it is not possible for you not attain a trial and be given judgement in your favour. It is a lie that he never appeared at the trial. That would have mean the court giving a judgement in default against the accused/respondent (as the case may be). On the day of the judgement he was present in court. Your contacts are not credible. It is either Zingak or his counsel that would give that information. Be wise to ask for judgement of the court. It is open to people. I don't think they will give that to you because they will want to use such an avenue to make money from you guys. Trying a matter for a second time in a court would amount to double jeopardy and our law forbids it. One can only appeal.
    You are comfortable portraying the institutions of my state as being irredemably corrupt. That's what losers do. Looking for excuses for their failures. Think of the evil in your country and leave us to our problems as a nation. Fight pornography, the daily attacks on blacks and other other evils that your country has not been able to overcome.

    Say things the way they are and not manipulate facts to your own financial advantage.

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  • Comment Link Ruth Friday, 12 January 2018 06:23 posted by Ruth

    You guys have gone too far. What do you stand to gain by pulling some1 that wish you well?

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  • Comment Link Noel Vande Slunt Friday, 12 January 2018 00:34 posted by Noel Vande Slunt

    Thank you for covering this story. For further details, please see the website persecutingthepersecuted.com

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