Loveth Shaibu

Loveth Shaibu

A law graduate, humanitarian, criminologist/intending child therapist, social worker. Strong believer in equal treatment of persons irrespective of their racial or sexual differences. Loves traveling.

Location Nigeria, West Africa



  • Yes I recalled the word window and wall i was lured into that having formed the image of a room with all the words.

  • This further reveals no matter how much we try we all experience inattentional blindness.

  • 2 changes in image 1
    1 change in image 2 (street light)
    1 change in image 3 (windows)

  • I like DS Sund's approach because its calculative and cautious without necessarily giving the witness the reins yet encouraging the witness to think deeply about what they saw without contaminating their thought process.

  • I believe both witnesses are not totally reliable because Lila for someone in distress paid attention to so much details while Seth does not have a mind of his own, He more or less was only validating what Lila has said. hence, I believe DI Bullet should have asked the guards who were at closer proximity with the robbers first before other witnesses.

  • I believe DI Bullet was asking suggestive question and also, by nudging Lila on, he has given room for her to add what she believed she saw, also, totally ignoring Seth because he is not as confident as Lila may affect the investigation. I also find the idea of questioning both of them at the same time unhelpful as it makes one witness who is not sure of...

  • Loveth Shaibu made a comment

    co witnessing is a problem. the greater problem is solving it because usually, witnesses to an event are most likely close people like friends and family thus making not discussing the event an issue. what is even more difficult about it is that some witnesses by their nature or relationship have more influence on the other witnesses hence their opinion about...

  • Due to the nature of my work, I have had these experiences and one thing I can say is there is an almost invisible line between leaving them to talk and nudging them to say more without interrupting their flow of words. It all comes down to practice, the more you engage in such discussions the better you become.

  • Starting the conversations from these above points is made relatively easy. however, it takes practice and conscious efforts to sustain such conversations as well as deciding what steps to take after that.

  • Firstly, victim may not be able to disclose for some reasons, i.e someone like Sara who does not understand she's in an abusive marriage simply because it is not physical, a victim may also not be able because the abuser might have robbed them of freedom or mentally abused them to the point where they have accepted it as the norm.In the same vein, professional...

  • Loveth Shaibu made a comment

    I am Loveth, a graduate of Law from Nigeria, looking forward to learning more on Human rights and International Law. particularly because, I am switching career into child support and social welfare.

  • i understand your point, only mentioned my nationality to drive home my point as well as to show the reality in my country.

  • I absolutely enjoyed this week. it was enlightening and fun. i added more to my knowledge of DVA.

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    Sara is experiencing serious mental, financial and emotional abuse. she is also suffering from stockholm syndrome which may make it difficult for her to break free from the husband. Ian is manipulative hence, she is more disposed to the abuse because unlike her father, Ian is not physically abusive hence, she does not see the wrong in their marriage. The...

  • Anxiety, lack of trust in anyone especially professionals, inability to maintain eye contact with a professional or health practitioner, etc.

  • In a country like Nigeria, some of the factors causing DVA includes;
    Total financial dependence on the abuser
    Religious belief of total submission to husband/parent
    Love or subsisting feelings for the abuser
    Societal stigma

  • Some cultures in Africa do not see abuse as abuse which should be reported or warrant divorce. hence, these makes some women more disposed to abuse than others. also, emotional attachment as well as total financial dependency on the abuser makes some victims more disposed to DVA.

  • so sorry you had to go through that.However, its not too late, we can change the narrative for the coming generation.

  • i have been a victim of DVA and this in different range from sexual, physical and even emotionally and it is even a proven theory that at least one in five ladies I know have suffered same. abuse is quite common in our daily activities in Africa and in some countries like India which I have seen. hence DVA is more prevalent than we hear or read in reports.

  • exactly. women are made to see it as their sole aim to protect their marriage even when DVA is involved. this is one of the reasons cases are underreported. Also, the police are not even ready to pursue such cases.

  • In addition to what you have said, reporting DVA cases to the police in countries like Nigeria is not encouraging as there is no readiness to pursue such cases or the victims are asked to handle it as family/private matters.

  • I am not suprised at the statistics because DVA happens all over the world and its more common than we can imagine. however, i believe one of the factors contributing to its inaccuracy is that most victims are either still nursing the thoughts that their perpetrators are just going through a bad phase, the abuse is due to their own fault or they want to...

  • Exactly. spending that amount of money in efforts and resources shows how much the country puts the wellbeing of their citizens.

  • The quiz is quite enlightening and yes most people know about the prevalence of DVA. However, it is not about them not being aware but some based on culture, religious believe and other factors have been made to see DVA in all forms as a norm. especially in Africa, some women believe in making their marriages work at all cost even though their partners are...

  • Even though DVA has been of particular interest to me, this course has not only helped me more, it has also enlightened me to other aspects of the course. thanks to fellow learners and the course lead. its been an amazing first week.

  • i can personally can relate to this being a Nigerian who have on many occassions seen cases where citizens would rather walk away or pretend not too because sometimes getting involved could mean you going to the police station more times than necessary and may end up being implicated in the crime you tried to avoid hence the reason for the neglect and another...

  • This course is quite interesting and what I enjoy more is the interactive interface.

  • i will definitely check that out.

  • Well, coming from a black person, I think people of colour really get the worst of it.

  • you are right and I reason with your point of view.

  • In as much as eyewitness evidence is very important as to help mitigate the stress in rounding up different people, however,it will be difficult to achieve an untainted case if the police in charge of the case are keen on getting a culprit rather than following the facts without leading the witnesses on or asking suggestive questions which may affect the mind...

  • this is quite interesting

  • research showing that children's testimonies are more reliable can also give room to further research because nothing is a one size fits all and children cannot be presumed to be all innocent. children differ based on upbringing, enviroment and other factors.

  • I'm anticipating the rest

  • Sarah's story is a typical story of what victims of abuse experience in their homes. They see nothing wrong in what their partners are doing because that is what they've been brainwashed to believe in the course of the relationship. That is why she believes his dropping and picking her off at work plus calling during work hours is him caring about her.

  • Yes I know that DVA includes all of this and can take any form at any time.
    In Nigeria, coercive control in itself is not illegal unless it has become physically violent of which there has to have been physical evidences against the perpetrator.

  • DVA although sounds physical and people usually attribute it to just physical abuse, however, it goes beyond that, it includes sexual, verbal and even psychological abuse of a person.
    In my profession DVA includes all of the above named instances. However, some are punishable while some are not based on the evidence gotten of such act perpetrated against the...

  • Although women are more victims of DVA it doesn't change the fact that men are also victims. Thus, gender shouldn't be the only consideration in dealing with domestic abuse.
    Our understanding of Domestic violence abuse equips us with the knowledge of how to protect ourselves from any forms of violence and precautions to take to avoid one, it also helps us to...

  • The media have always been with the traditional idea that men are always to rescue women, women are weak and helpless and that a woman needs a man for fulfilment. Although, I'm not saying a woman doesn't need a man but in movies its been portrayed that the whole essence of a woman is for a man. Apart from the fact that this is a bad image being painted to the...

  • Well, I believe resistance are learnt rather than being born with it, because, our resistance will be dependent on;
    1. Our background
    2. Our environment
    3. The kind of people we are surrounded with,
    4. Our own readiness to evolve
    Hence, resilience is more of a learnt skill than our innate nature.

  • @JonArnot-Smith that's true belief in a skill comes from exercising that skill

  • @JonArnot-Smith that's true belief in a skill comes from exercising that skill