former Nigerian ambassador guilty of molesting his housemaid/ eight years in jail

Date: 02-06-2011 3:31 am (9 years ago) | Author: Peter Izu
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- at 2-06-2011 03:31 AM (9 years ago)
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A Swiss court on Wednesday found a former Nigerian ambassador guilty of molesting his housemaid and sentenced him to eight years in prison.Ejoh Abuah, 69, who was tried in absentia by the Geneva cantonal (state) court, will have to serve the sentence if he ever returns to Switzerland.Abuah’s lawyer, Philippe Girod, said his client was unable to attend the trial because of severe hypertension and had stayed home in Nigeria.Under Swiss law, the defendant has five days to challenge the court’s decision. “There will definitely be an appeal,” Girod said.Abuah was posted at Nigeria’s mission to the United Nations’ European offices in Geneva from 1996-1998. He was accused of molesting one of his housemaids, a 52-year-old woman from the Philippines, on four separate occasions from 1997-1998.
“The facts are not contested - there has been a sexual relationship,” Girod said. “But to qualify the facts in a legal way, is a different matter.”

The court verdict did not identify the victim.Luis Cid, head of a labour union which helped her get medical treatment and file a complaint in 1998, also declined to identify her, citing personal privacy. The victim claimed that Abuah sexually harassed her regularly, appearing naked before her while his family was out of the house.She alleged that he threatened to revoke her working visa or to denounce her husband, who was living and working in Switzerland illegally, if she reported his behaviour to authorities.
Three other women, who worked in the Nigerian mission also accused Abuah of sexual misbehaviour, after which Nigeria recalled him.Laws, which usually protect diplomats did not apply in this case, because his immunity was lifted automatically after he left the diplomatic corps in 1998.
After a Swiss warrant was issued for his arrest, Abuah was arrested by Dutch authorities in 2003 at the Amsterdam airport and extradited to Geneva. He served two months in preventive custody before being provisionally released.



Posted: at 2-06-2011 03:31 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- cadanre at 2-06-2011 10:51 AM (9 years ago)
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Let him be extradited to swiss.

Posted: at 2-06-2011 10:51 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- 50scent at 2-06-2011 10:56 AM (9 years ago)
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nail him to the cross

Posted: at 2-06-2011 10:56 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- 123Sonia at 2-06-2011 11:03 AM (9 years ago)
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EWO!    All these Ambassadors sef.
Posted: at 2-06-2011 11:03 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- foukidrem at 2-06-2011 11:04 AM (9 years ago)
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let them come to nija and collect him there is no hiding place for such man... Angry Angry
Posted: at 2-06-2011 11:04 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- bafyguy at 2-06-2011 11:05 AM (9 years ago)
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Was he not married at that time?
Posted: at 2-06-2011 11:05 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- foukidrem at 2-06-2011 11:06 AM (9 years ago)
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he should face the law
Posted: at 2-06-2011 11:06 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- proly at 2-06-2011 11:07 AM (9 years ago)
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52yrs she is no longer a baby they shud investigate the mater very well
Posted: at 2-06-2011 11:07 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- dirtykid at 2-06-2011 11:16 AM (9 years ago)
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52yrs old woman.. got raped? are you guys kidding me ??

Posted: at 2-06-2011 11:16 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Dafey at 2-06-2011 11:18 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: proly on  2-06-2011 11:07 AM
52yrs she is no longer a baby they shud investigate the mater very well
Well said
Posted: at 2-06-2011 11:18 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- skyleo at 2-06-2011 11:22 AM (9 years ago)
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Why people do abuse power. Tomorrow is older than everyone.
Posted: at 2-06-2011 11:22 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- appleofHiseye at 2-06-2011 11:24 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: proly on  2-06-2011 11:07 AM
52yrs she is no longer a baby they shud investigate the mater very well
i m so wt u joh! they re both adults.
Posted: at 2-06-2011 11:24 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- Bami001 at 2-06-2011 11:31 AM (9 years ago)
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shut!!!!!!!!!!  Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Angry Angry Undecided

Posted: at 2-06-2011 11:31 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- Unikly at 2-06-2011 11:52 AM (9 years ago)
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Hmmmmmm...So Na Old Woman Dat Man See To Rape???....I Hope My Grandmother Is Save Ooo!!!
Posted: at 2-06-2011 11:52 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Simon-Zeletus at 2-06-2011 11:53 AM (9 years ago)
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How can a 52 years old woman claiming rape, what is still remain in her is she sweet again, what is attract in her that we make a Diplomat to rape her, she is not happy that a Diplomat talk to her. Infarct she is a gordiger all of them come to Nigeria and catch him criminals.
Posted: at 2-06-2011 11:53 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- solid_solid at 2-06-2011 11:57 AM (9 years ago)
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crucify him
Posted: at 2-06-2011 11:57 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- slyvia4u at 2-06-2011 11:59 AM (9 years ago)
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please, they should come to 9ja and bundle him back. so Nigerian is a safe place for criminals and rapist. he deserve life in imprisonment.
Posted: at 2-06-2011 11:59 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- uzjosh at 2-06-2011 12:15 PM (9 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
Posted: at 2-06-2011 12:15 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- sophiebaby at 2-06-2011 12:15 PM (9 years ago)
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i see

Posted: at 2-06-2011 12:15 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- nnamdidominic at 2-06-2011 12:22 PM (9 years ago)
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proly, u ar right hw can a 52yrs old woman can be raped. it she a kid?
Posted: at 2-06-2011 12:22 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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