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Teenage girl abandons her newborn baby after delivery at a health centre in Cross River State

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A teenager identified Mary Bassey abandoned her newborn baby after delivery at Anderson Primary Health Center, in the creeks of Calabar South, Cross River State on Tuesday morning, March 20.

The Director General, Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu, who rescued the newborn baby boy has named him Anderson Ayade.

Photos: Teenage girl abandons her newborn baby after delivery at a health centre in Cross River State

According to the staff on duty during the incident, Mrs Elizabeth Offiong, a Chief Community Health Officer said on her arrival at the health center by 7.35am she met a young teenage girl at the door post of the facility lamenting over lower abdominal pains.

“I thought it was an infection because most teenage girls here have STIs and will usually reject condom. but when she was examined, I found out the young girl was pregnant and was passing through labour. Not quite long, she gave birth to a bouncing baby boy in our ward says Madam Elizabeth.

Madam Elizabeth said after giving birth the teenage girl refused to undergo series of tests as she outrightly rejected the food bought for her. She refused all our offers to treat her and rather insisted that she doesn’t want the child.

Photos: Teenage girl abandons her newborn baby after delivery at a health centre in Cross River State

Mrs Elizabeth also stated that the teenage girl who gave her name as Mary Bassey residing at No.5 Edem Nsa Street threatened to dump the baby in the gutter if the Government does not take ownership of the child. All effort to persuade her to receive treatment  was unsuccessful as she quitely ran away and abandoned her newborn baby.

She noted that all trace to locate the residential address given by the teenage mother became unfruitful as such address and name did not exist in Bayside, Calabar South LGA.

Reacting to the incident, while on a visit to calabar south creeks, the Director General of Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu said she thank God that the teenager managed to even come to the health center to deliver the child rather than delivering at home and dumping her in a bin or toilet that probably would have led to the death of the child.

She noted that, her Agency and the State Government led by His Excellency, Senator ( Prof) Ben Ayade believes that every child deserves to live, and every child should be wanted and be planned for or if you don’t want to have children then take up family planning.

Photos: Teenage girl abandons her newborn baby after delivery at a health centre in Cross River State

She said in Calabar South, the Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency is facing challenges because there are a lot of teenage girls that are pregnant and most of them are HIV positive and it calls for great concerns.

“We stepped up health SENSITISATION  in this communities and health workers have been going for house to house mobilization trying to convince them to take up family planning but the have rejected Family Planning. The culture needs to change, our chiefs need to help us, churches and prayer houses need to join in this advocacy for family planning, this young girls between 11 and 17 need to protect themselves and abstain from sex where possible so they don’t have children which are not planned for or unwanted in the society with lack of motherly  care,” said Dr. Edu.

Finally, she said the baby which has already been named Anderson (after the facility) will be known as “ANDERSON AYADE” because State Government will take over the support for  the child till proper adoption is done.

Following an thorough examination, Dr Betta Edu asserted that the 2 days old baby boy is healthy and has been feeding very well. She said the child will be undergoing another round of diagnosing in coming days. She instructed the health workers to commence Anti Retroviral Drugs to prevent transmission of any disease from mother to child since mothers status was not ascertained.

The DG, Dr Betta Edu and PHC Coordinator Cal.South later took the child to Department of Child Protection, Cross River State police Command Headquarters, Diamond Hill, Calabar for documentation of the incident and also informed Ministry of Social welfare.

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Man arrested for having sex with horse confesses to carrying out the act 4 times a week

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A man arrested for allegedly having sex with a miniature horse has confessed to the act and said he engages in the act 4 times a week. He also added that he always used a condom because he “didn’t want to get a disease”.

Nicolas Sardo, 21 is accused of having sex with the animal, called Jackie G, on multiple occasions. A witness told police she saw Nicholas Sardo, of Florida, engaging in sexual activity with the horse on her family’s property on October 13, according to a statement from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Another woman also contacted the sheriff’s office saying she, too, caught Sardo in the act and confronted him about it.

 

Man arrested for having sex with horse confesses to carrying out the act 4 times a week

 

When questioned by the authorities, Sardo reportedly admitted to having sex with the small horse four times in one week. The 21-year-old said he wore a condom during each of the sexual encounters “because he didn’t want to get a disease from the horse.”

The horse is owned by Sardo’s relatives. Officers did not say if the horse suffered injuries.

 

Man arrested for having sex with horse confesses to carrying out the act 4 times a week

 

The sheriff’s office reported that Sardo admitted that what he did was wrong and that he was a “sick man.”

Sardo has been arrested and charged with four counts of bestiality, sexual contact with an animal, punishable by a year in jail, and $1,000 fine per count. He is being held at the Marion County Jail and his bail was set at $4,000.

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The Lagos state police command have arrested Peter Adida of No.9 Oyetayo Olafisoye street Westwood estate, Badore, Ajah, Lagos for allegedly defiling his 2-year-old daughter.

Preliminary medical report indicated that there was penetration and that the baby is infected.

When questioned by the female officer on who did it, the baby pointed out her father and was able to describe various sex positions with Dad.

The Commissioner of a police, Lagos state, CP Imohimi Edgal, has directed that the matter be transferred to the Gender Section for further investigation.

He admonishes parents and guardians to watch their children closely as predators are on the increase.

The police say the suspect would be charged to court soon.

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Viral homeless veteran and couple who created GoFundMe account for him knew each other for a month before creating fake story and may now face 10 years in jail

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Last year, a homeless veteran went viral after a New Jersey woman claimed that he used his last $20 to buy her gas when he met her for the first time and noticed she was stranded.

 

The story went viral and touched hearts all over the world. The New Jersey woman and her man then went on to start a GoFundMe campaign which raised over $403,000 for the homeless man. But the relationship soured when the veteran took them to court this year and accused them of refusing to Grant him access to the money, and instead using it on themselves.

 

Well, it has now emerged that the homeless veteran and the New Jersey couple are all frauds and knew each other for one month before they faked that viral touching story.

On Thursday, October 15, Kate McClure, 28, Mark D’Amico, 39, and Johnny Bobbitt Jr, 34, were all charged with second degree theft by deception and conspiracy to commit theft by deception in New Jersey.

They all now face between five and ten years behind bars.

 

 Viral homeless veteran and couple who created GoFundMe account for him knew each other for a month before creating fake story and may now face 10 years in jail

 

The couple, McClure and D’Amico, were released on bail after turning themselves in and will return to court on December 24.  Bobbitt is still in custody in Philadelphia awaiting extradition to New Jersey.

The couple was not required to pay anything to post bail. Of the $403,000 they raised and $360,000 they netted after GoFundMe fees, there is not a single dollar left.  They gave Bobbitt around $75,000 but blew the rest on expensive trips, casinos, expensive bags, and cars.

 

 Viral homeless veteran and couple who created GoFundMe account for him knew each other for a month before creating fake story and may now face 10 years in jail

 

GoFundMe has promised to reimburse the 14,000 people who contributed to the campaign.

The story began to fell apart in August this year after Bobbitt complained to a newspaper that the couple “stole” the money and left him to return to the streets. But the couple claimed Bobbitt was trying to squander the money and they were helping him manage it properly. They accused him of trying to slander them because they wouldn’t let him blow the money away.  They also swore they had not spent a single dollar from the donations on themselves.

Prosecutors then carried out an investigation and found that not only had the couple blown all the money, as has been suspected for months, but their story was fraudulent from the beginning and Bobbitt, who had been seen as their victim, was in on the plan all along.

Scott Coffina, Burlington County Prosecutor, said at a press conference on Thursday:

The paying it forward story that drove this fundraiser might seem too good to be true. Unfortunately it was. The entire campaign was predicated on a lie.

She did not run out of gas at an I-95 off ramp and he did not spend his last $20 to help her.

D’Amico, McClure and Bobbitt conspired to pass off a fake, feel good story that would compel donors to contribute to their cause and it worked in a very big way but it was fictitious and illegal and there are consequences.

Speaking on how the couple met the homeless man, Coffina said:

Johnny Bobbitt used to hang out near an underpass and this off ramp happens to be near a Sugarhouse casino and they frequented it and they ran into him on their trips there, befriended him, gave him $10, some coffee or some food.

Prosecutors found a 2012 Facebook post made by Bobbitt in which he claimed to have helped another woman in North Carolina by buying her gas after she too became stranded. There is no trace of it ever happening.

On Thursday, Coffina said he hoped the shocking story would not stop others from donating to genuine good causes in the future.

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