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Rapper, Tory Lanez allegedly Punched ‘Love and Hip Hop’ star Prince Michael on the face Forcing him to Seek Medical Attention
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Rapper, Tory Lanez allegedly Punched ‘Love and Hip Hop’ star Prince Michael on the face Forcing him to Seek Medical Attention

Rapper, Tory Lanez seems to still be making headlines for the wrong reasons, as there are reports of new accusations of assault . “Love & Hip Hop: Miami” star Prince Michael Harty (pictured top right) claims the rapper reignited their feud when they ran into each other at a Miami nightclub earlier this month. According to the police report obtained by TMZ, Prince was at his table at Vendôme Miami around 4 a.m. on May 3 when he was approached and struck on the left side of his face. Prince told cops he turned around and made eye contact with Tory, who ran out of the club and took off in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van. The police report names Tory as a suspect for an alleged battery for which Prince sought medical treatment. The responding officer reported that Prince was v...
Mum, 20, Tortured to Death and Strangled in Front of her Babdmy Daughter as tied up Husband Watched in Horror
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Mum, 20, Tortured to Death and Strangled in Front of her Babdmy Daughter as tied up Husband Watched in Horror

A young mum was tortured to death in front of her 11-month-old daughter and husband after burglars broke into their home in Greece. Three men strangled 20-year-old Caroline Crouch, a UK citizen, and forced her to reveal where cash and jewellery was kept after breaking in at 5am and tying up her pilot husband. Her husband Charalambos Anagnostopoulos, 32, survived and the attackers made off with £13,000 in cash and jewellery But he had to watch on in horror as his wife was tortured according to reports from Greek publication Proto Thema. "It was shortly after five. I saw three hooded men. One was tall. They shouted and threatened in broken Greek," the site reports him as telling police. "They tied me to a chair and then went on my wife." Their baby was reportedly fo...
Bishop Oyedepo warns his members against taking COVID19 vaccine, advices them to take anointing oil instead
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Bishop Oyedepo warns his members against taking COVID19 vaccine, advices them to take anointing oil instead

Bishop David Oyedepo, the senior pastor of the Living Faith Church International (Winners Chapel), has advised his members not to take the COVID19 vaccine. The clergyman who has always expressed doubts about the COVID19 pandemic, said this during the 40th-anniversary thanksgiving service of the church in the Ota Cathedral in Ogun State on Sunday, May 9. Speaking to his members, Oyedepo said “Let me warn you against this deadly thing circulated round the country, because it has not been duly tested. An elder of this church, who works with the World Health Organisation, confirmed this, thanking me for always speaking the truth about the authenticity of the COVID-19 vaccine,” he said. He said vaccinators went to churches to get people vaccinated, adding that it is an “insult,” and...
Two Students, 20 and 21, Sentenced to Life Imprisonement for Murdering Italian Policeman in Drug Deal Gone Wrong
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Two Students, 20 and 21, Sentenced to Life Imprisonement for Murdering Italian Policeman in Drug Deal Gone Wrong

A jury in Rome on Wednesday, May 5, delivered verdicts against Finnegan Lee Elder, 21, and Gabriel Natale-Hjorth, 20, handing them life imprisonement for the murder of Vice Brigadier Mario Cerciello Rega, 35. Elder and Natale-Hjorth, who became friends while attending Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California, were found guilty on all charges of homicide, attempted extortion, assault, resisting a public official and carrying an attack-style knife without just cause. Prosecutors alleged that Elder stabbed Rega 11 times with a knife that he brought with him on his trip to Europe from California and that Natale-Hjorth helped him hide the knife in their hotel room. The stabbing occured on July 26, 2019, after Natale-Hjorth and Elder tried to buy cocaine with 80 euro...
Former Aston Villa striker, Dalian Atkinson Died after Being asered and kicked in the streets, jury hears
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Former Aston Villa striker, Dalian Atkinson Died after Being asered and kicked in the streets, jury hears

Former Aston Villa striker, Dalian Atkinson died after being tasered three times and kicked at least twice to the head by an "angry" police officer, a murder trial jury has heard. On Tuesday, May 4, the jury at Birmingham Crown Court was told West Mercia Police Constable Benjamin Monk denies the murder and manslaughter of the 48-year-old former footballer, who played for a number of clubs, including Aston Villa, Manchester City, Ipswich Town, and Sheffield Wednesday. Monk is alleged to have fired a Taser weapon at Atkinson for 33 seconds, or more than six times longer than the standard five-second phase, and while he was on the ground and apparently unresponsive, kicked him in the head twice with such force the imprint of Monk’s laces were left on Atkinson’s forehead. Another ...
Ryan Giggs enjoys breakfast with new model lover as he’s spotted for the first time after court appearance for ‘attacking and controlling his ex-girlfriend’
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Ryan Giggs enjoys breakfast with new model lover as he’s spotted for the first time after court appearance for ‘attacking and controlling his ex-girlfriend’

Former Manchester United player, Ryan Giggs has been spotted out in public for the first time since he appeared in court charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Ms Greville. The Wales coach, 47, was pictured all smiles enjoying breakfast with his new partner Zara Charles, 33,  over the weekend. The couple were later seen again as they walked his dog Atlas near her home in upmarket village of Hale in Cheshire. The former footballer was charged because of an alleged row with Ms Greville, 36, and her sister at his £1.7million mansion in Worsley, Greater Manchester. Giggs is accused of causing actual bodily harm to PR worker Ms. Greville at his home in November. PR worker Ms Greville (pictured, with her Labrador, Mac) at his home in November He has also bee...
Rapper Kodak Black Pleads Guilty in Sexual Assault Case
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Rapper Kodak Black Pleads Guilty in Sexual Assault Case

American rapper, Kodak Black has pleaded guilty in a legal case stemming from his assault of a high school student in 2016. Kodak had been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl in February 2016 at a hotel. According to prosecutors, he pushed the girl into a wall and onto a bed before assaulting her, allegedly biting her breast and neck. However, Kodak who was in court Wednesday April 28, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of first-degree assault and battery in a plea deal. The rapper's attorneys, Bradford Cohen and Beattie Ashmore told TMZ that their client who was originally indicted on a felony charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, copped a plea to a lesser charge to put the case behind him. “Today Bill Kapri took a plea to the legal charge of...
Iyabo Ojo Vows to Resist any Attempt to Release Actor Baba Ijesha
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Iyabo Ojo Vows to Resist any Attempt to Release Actor Baba Ijesha

Actress Iyabo Ojo has vowed to resist any attempt to release actor Baba Ijesha. The actor was recently arrested for allegedly molesting the foster daughter of comedienne, Princess, seven years ago. In a video posted on Wednesday, April 28, Princess recounted how the actor allegedly molested the victim. According to her, Baba Ijesha was "caught on CCTV attempting to molest her again." Actress Iyabo Ojo who has been very vocal about the case has vowed to resist any attempt to release the accused actor. A police source in an interview with Punch said there is an order to release the actor as the courts are currently on strike and it would be against his fundamental human rights to continue keeping him in custody without trial. The police source also added that the CCTV showed tha...
Woman Arrested after Drunkenly Offering Lap Dances and Sex to ‘Random Citizens’ and Police
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Woman Arrested after Drunkenly Offering Lap Dances and Sex to ‘Random Citizens’ and Police

A woman is in prison after offering lap dances to “random citizens,” asking police if they wanted to have sex on the sidewalk, and threatening assault against paramedics. According to reports Olivia Taylor-Washek, 28, from Florida, was charged in St. Petersburg with disorderly intoxication (disturbance) on Saturday April 24 shortly before 9 p.m. A disturbance call was made to police authorities after a “highly intoxicated” Taylor-Washek was “stumbling on the sidewalk and attempting to give lap dances random citizens outside of a business,” After Fire Rescue was called to evaluate her, she threatened “to punch paramedics if they touched her,” According to an arrest report obtained this week by The Smoking Gun. Police offered to walk her home, but Taylor-Washek “continued...
CCTV Never Showed Baba Ijesha Defiling the Victim. He May be Released on Friday – Police Source Says
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CCTV Never Showed Baba Ijesha Defiling the Victim. He May be Released on Friday – Police Source Says

There are indications that embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, who was recently arrested over allegations of molesting a minor, may be released from custody on Friday, April 30. A police source who spoke with Punch said the ongoing strike action by members of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria has prevented courts in the state from sitting and this has prevented the police from arraigning the suspect. The police source said Baba Ijesha could not be detained indefinitely without trial. The source added that investigation into the case shows the actor did not defile the victim, adding that when she was questioned, the victim confirmed the same. The senior police officer said “There was no case of defilement, people are just talking out of sentiment...
Ryan Giggs to appear in court today charged with coercive control and assaulting his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville ‘and her sister’
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Ryan Giggs to appear in court today charged with coercive control and assaulting his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville ‘and her sister’

Former Manchester United footballer and Wales manager, 47, is accused of causing actual bodily harm to his ex-girlfriend, PR executive Kate Greville, 36, at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on November 1, 2020. He has also been charged with the common assault of a woman in her 20s, understood to be Ms. Greville's younger sister during the same alleged incident. Giggs faces an additional charge of engaging in coercive or controlling behaviour against Ms. Greville in their relationship between December 2017 and November 2020. He is due to appear today at Manchester Magistrates' Court for his first court appearance in the case. Giggs has been released on bail ahead of the court appearance. The star denies all claims made against him. Following the announcement of th...
Police Charge Ryan Giggs with Physical Assault, Controlling and Coercive Behaviour Towards his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville
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Police Charge Ryan Giggs with Physical Assault, Controlling and Coercive Behaviour Towards his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville

Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs has been charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend and controlling or coercive behaviour at his £1.7m mansion. Giggs, 47, is accused of causing actual bodily harm to PR worker Kate Greville, 36, at the property in Worsley, Greater Manchester, in November. He faces an additional charge of coercive and controlling behaviour between December 2017 and November 2020. Giggs has also been charged with the common assault of a woman in her 20s during the same alleged incident. The former winger won 64 caps for Wales and had a glittering playing career with Manchester United, winning 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, four FA Cups and three League Cups. He will appear on bail at Manchest...
Senate Probes CCT Chairman, Umar Over Alleged Assault
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Senate Probes CCT Chairman, Umar Over Alleged Assault

The Senate on Tuesday referred a petition against chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Danladi Umar over alleged assault on a guard, Clement Sagwak, at Banex Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja. The incident occurred on March 29, 2021. Sagwak had also petitioned the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to probe the incident. Senator Istifanus Gyang (Plateau North) submitted a petition on the incident to the Senate on behalf of his constituent, Sagwak. Sagwak, had in his petition dated April 9 2021 and signed by his lawyer, Samuel Ihensekhien, accused the CCT chairman of abuse of power, assault, torture, and ‘xenophobia’. A viral five- minute video captured Umar and the guard having an altercation at the plaza. Sagwak, 22, and an employee of Jul Reliable Guards Services ...
Realtor confronts VIO officer who slapped her cab driver in Lagos
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Realtor confronts VIO officer who slapped her cab driver in Lagos

A Realtor filmed the moment a VIO slapped her cab driver and she courageously confronted the officer following the assault. Akinnuoye Temitope claims the Vehicle Inspection Officer stopped her cab driver in Anthony Village, Lagos. As he tried to find a suitable place to park, she claims the VIO thought the driver was trying to run away, so he started dragging with him while he was in motion then slapped him when he finally parked. Temitope shared a video showing the officer slap the driver. She also shared a video where she was confronting the officer for slapping her driver.   Swipe to watch the videos below.
Update: White Soldier Filmed Harassing a Black Man is Charged with third-degree Assault and Battery
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Update: White Soldier Filmed Harassing a Black Man is Charged with third-degree Assault and Battery

A white US Army officer who was filmed harassing a Black man for taking a walk in his neighbourhood in Columbia, South Carolina, has been charged with third-degree assault and battery, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department. Jonathan Pentland, a 42-year-old sergeant first class assigned to Fort Jackson, was arrested at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and was booked at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. If found guilty, Pentland faces a $500 fine and 30 days in jail. "The first time I saw the video, it was terrible," Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said at a press conference Wednesday evening. "It was unnecessary. It was a bad video -- young man was the victim, the individual that was arrested was the aggressor, and he's been dealt with accordingly." The incident took...
Myleene Klass ‘Left in tears’ after Uber Driver ‘Spits on her’
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Myleene Klass ‘Left in tears’ after Uber Driver ‘Spits on her’

Apparently, Nigerian women aren't the only ones who complain about being disrespected by ride hailing app drivers. British singer Myleene Klass was said to be left in tears after an Uber driver allegedly spat on her when she was on her way to present her Smooth Radio show. The former Hear'Say singer was reportedly involved in a disagreement with the driver about where he should drop her off when the alleged incident took place. The 43-year-old said she was forced to flee the taxi on Friday April 9. As the mom-of-three headed into Global's London headquarters half an hour before her show started, it's said she was visibly shaken. Photographers waiting nearby stopped to ask if she was okay. The singer has since made a report of assault to the police. A source told Th...
Update: Mrs. World Released on bail after her Arrest for allegedly Injuring Mrs. Sri Lanka when she Ripped Crown from her Head on Stage 
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Update: Mrs. World Released on bail after her Arrest for allegedly Injuring Mrs. Sri Lanka when she Ripped Crown from her Head on Stage 

Mrs. World, Caroline Jurie has been released on bail by the police after she was arrested on charges of assault for removing the crown from the new Mrs. Sri Lanka's head over claim she is divorced and should not have won the pageant. Beauty queen Pushpika De Silva, 31, was awarded the 2020/2021 title during the ceremony at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, Colombo, which was also broadcast on national TV on Sunday. But Caroline Jurie, 28, who won the crown in 2019 and is the current Mrs. World, snatched the crown from her head and crowned the first runner-up instead. "There is a rule that you all have to be married and not divorced," Jurie told the audience. "The crown goes to the first runner-up." As the crown was forcibly removed from a tearful De Silva, she wal...
Update: Mrs. World arrested for taking beauty queen crown off Mrs. Sri Lanka’s head on stage over divorce claims
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Update: Mrs. World arrested for taking beauty queen crown off Mrs. Sri Lanka’s head on stage over divorce claims

The current Mrs. World has been arrested on charges of assault after she removed the crown from the new Mrs. Sri Lanka's head over claim she was divorced and should not have won the pageant. Beauty queen Pushpika De Silva, 31, was awarded the 2020/2021 title during a televised ceremony at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, Colombo, on Sunday, April 4. Just moments after being announced as the winner of the pageant only meant for married women, Pushpika faced humiliation as last year's winner and current Mrs.World, Caroline Jurie, took the microphone and announced that the first runner-up should take the title instead. "There is a rule that you all have to be married and not divorced," Jurie told the audience. "The crown goes to the first runner-up." The crown wa...
Northern Youths Demand Removal Of Danladi Umar As CCT Chairman Over Assault
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Northern Youths Demand Removal Of Danladi Umar As CCT Chairman Over Assault

The Northern Youths Council of Nigeria has called for the removal and prosecution of Danladi Umar, Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, for alleged abuse of power. Umar had been caught on video assaulting a security guard, Clement Sargwak, a 22-year-old employee of Jul Reliable Guard Services Limited at Banex Plaza, Abuja, who had told him that the justice’s vehicle was wrongly parked. In his attempt to justify his action, the CCT spokesman, had said the guard was rude and could not provide a reasonable explanation why the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal should not park in the said space, alleging that the guard threatened the CCT chairman. The spokesman had alleged that after the assault by Danladi Umar, a mob of “Biafran Boys” came to the guard’s rescue and ...
Police Leave CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar, Arrest Trader For Assault
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Police Leave CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar, Arrest Trader For Assault

The FCT Command of the Nigeria Police Force has failed to arrest the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, who was caught on video allegedly assaulting a security guard, Clement Sargwak, around Banex Shopping Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja, on Monday. However, it was learnt that a trader, Peter Onyuike, had been arrested by the Department of State Services and then handed over to the police for allegedly assaulting the CCT chairman while other traders are being hunted. A document made available to The PUNCH on Friday showed that the police were investigating traders for criminal conspiracy, joint act, assault, criminal force, and mischief. In a letter with reference number CR:3000/FCT/X/D15/Vol which was addressed to the company in charge of security at the plaza, the ...
Assault: NBA To Investigate CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar
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Assault: NBA To Investigate CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar

STATEMENT OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION ON THE ALLEGED CASE OF ASSAULT BY UMAR YAKUBU DANLADI, ESQ. The attention of the Nigerian Bar Association ("NBA") has been drawn to the video making the rounds where the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (“CCT”) - Danladi Yakubu Umar Esq., was seen, together with his security detail, allegedly assaulting a citizen atin Wuse Abuja. We understand that this citizen turned out to be a 22-year-old employee of Jul Reliable Guards Services Limited, posted as a security guard to the Plaza and who is now reportedly hospitalised. The NBA has also read the statement credited to the Head, Press and Public Relations of the CCT in response to the actions of Mr Umar. The NBA frowns at any display of naked power by a public officer especially one ...
Police Search for Woman who Spat on Nigerian Presenter, Adaure Achumba While she was on Elm Street in North Carolina to Report for WFMY News
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Police Search for Woman who Spat on Nigerian Presenter, Adaure Achumba While she was on Elm Street in North Carolina to Report for WFMY News

Adaure was approached by the woman on Monday night, March 29, just before a live broadcast on Elm Street, Greenford, North Carolina, US. According to WFMY News, the TV station she works for, Adaure and photojournalist Sean Higgins were preparing for a live report on Elm Street when a woman walked up behind her and shouted in her ear, startling her. When Adaure asked the woman what she was doing, the woman threatened her and spat on her face shield. Photojournalist Sean Higgins stepped in to make sure nothing else happened, and the woman eventually walked off. Greensboro police are investigating the incident as an assault after a report was filed with GPD. They are searching for the woman who threatened and spat on Adaure. Adaure used to work for Silverbird Televi...
Rochas Okorocha Allegedly Attacked by Imo Monarch Inside an Airplane
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Rochas Okorocha Allegedly Attacked by Imo Monarch Inside an Airplane

The former chairman of the Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya on Sunday March 28 allegedly attacked ex-Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha inside an airplane. The Nation reported that what started as a little joke in the business class section of Air Peace at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, suddenly snowballed into a full-fledged confrontation inside the aircraft as the monarch allegedly descended on Okorocha with his walking stick and shouted at him to stay away from him and Orlu people. The fight was stopped after the flight captain and other attendants onboard intervened. While Okorocha maintained calmness and immediately relocated to another seat, Ilomuanya continously warned him to stay away from Orlu Senatorial District if he tr...
‘Bad Girls Club’ Cast Member Deshayla Harris Killed in in Virginia Beach Shootings
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‘Bad Girls Club’ Cast Member Deshayla Harris Killed in in Virginia Beach Shootings

Bad Girls Club’ cast member, Deshayla Harris has been confirmed as one of the victims killed in Virginia Beach Shootings over the weekend. Deshayla, 29, of Norfolk, who appeared on season 17 of the reality TV show "Bad Girls Club," died in one of the three separate shootings that occurred in the Virginia Beach resort area on Friday, March 26. According to a press release from the Virginia Beach police department, Harris was a bystander at the second shooting incident, which occurred along 19th Street. She is reported to have died at the scene. A second victim was identified as Donovon Lynch, 25, of Virginia Beach. She was killed in the third shooting of the night during a confrontation with an uniformed Virginia Beach police officer, according to WAVY. Eight other people we...
Femi Fani-Kayode Caught On Tape Threatening Domestic Staff With Hammer
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Femi Fani-Kayode Caught On Tape Threatening Domestic Staff With Hammer

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has been caught on camera threatening his domestic worker with a hammer. In an exclusive video obtained by SaharaReporters, Fani-Kayode who was holding a hammer was heard asking the worker ‘Why? Why? Why?’ In response, the worker said, “I didn’t allow anybody in sir, they only called to tell me that NEPA people were around.” Sensing he was being recorded, the former Minister walked away and started smiling. Several allegations including sexual harassment and assault have been levelled against Fani-Kayode in the last few days by some of his former domestic staff. They described the former Minister as an erratic and cantankerous man who had the habit of using his bodyguards to assault them and give them corporeal punis...
Man stabs his ex girlfriend to death after he discovered she was having s3x with 15 year old boy
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Man stabs his ex girlfriend to death after he discovered she was having s3x with 15 year old boy

A man, Paul Robson, aged 50, reportedly drove 150 miles from Glasgow to Nothumberland to murder his ex-lover when he discovered she was having sex with a 15 year old teenager. Paul Robson,  a trained cage fighter subjected teacher Caroline Kayll, 47, and the teenage boy to a horrific assault according to prosecutors but he denies the charges. According to prosecutors, Robson armed himself with two bottles of ammonia, then stabbed and slashed his former girlfriend and her teenage lover with a kitchen knife, scissors and a meat cleaver and then squirted them with the liquid. He also allegedly bit the lad and stamped on Caroline’s head and neck before cutting off chunks of her blonde hair, prosecutors say. After the crime, he allegedly fled with their phones so they were u...
Update: Atlanta Spa Shooter, Robert Aaron Long formally charged with 8 counts of murder
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Update: Atlanta Spa Shooter, Robert Aaron Long formally charged with 8 counts of murder

Robert Aaron Long, the white man accused of fatally shooting eight people in several Atlanta-area spas has been officially charged with eight counts of murder. According to NBC News, the 21-year-old is also facing an aggravated assault charge over the shooting spree which began on Tuesday, March 16. Long was arrested in southwest Georgia, around 150 miles south of Atlanta, and taken into custody in Crisp County. The first shooting began around 5pm onTuesday, some 30 miles north of Atlanta when five people were shot at a massage parlor, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Jay Baker said. Two of the victims died at the scene. Three were taken to a hospital, where two of them also died, Baker said. About an hour later, Atlanta police responded to calls for a robbe...
Lady who Slept with 13-year-old boy Wins Bail Application, Judge rules that the Minor was a ‘Willing Participant’
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Lady who Slept with 13-year-old boy Wins Bail Application, Judge rules that the Minor was a ‘Willing Participant’

26-year-old Precious Teya who was arrested for sleeping with a 13-year-old boy has been freed on $10,000 bail, following a successful bail appeal at the High Court on Friday March 5. Teya who was initially denied bail when she appeared before Harare provincial magistrate Vongai Guwuriro on charges of indecent assault, won her bail application after High Court Judge Tawanda Chitapi ruled that based on the evidence presented, the juvenile was a willing and consenting participant. This came after her lawyer, Moses Nyatsoma argued that she was not guilty of the charges because she had no way of knowing that her alleged victim was only 13-years-old due to his stature and his conduct. After the prosecution stated that Teya forced her way into the house and forced the minor into fulf...
Lady Who Slept with 13-year-old Boy Counters his Age in Court
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Lady Who Slept with 13-year-old Boy Counters his Age in Court

26-year-old Precious Teya from Chitungwiza in Zimbabwe, who was arrested last week for reportedly sleeping with a 13-year-old boy has challenged the minor’s age in court and also insisted that she had no way of telling that the juvenile was a minor. Teya who was arraigned on charges of indecent assault, argued that she had no way of knowing that her alleged victim who she met on an adult dating site was only 13-years-old due to his stature and his conduct. Her lawyer,  Moses Nyatsoma argued that the prosecution failed to provide conclusive proof of the boy’s age. According to Nyatsoma, the prosecution has failed to provide the defence with the boy’s birth certificate proving his age, despite being asked to do so. Zimlive quoted the lawyer as saying; “We have a child who i...
Kaduna Electric Withdraws Services from Three Communities Over Assault on Staff
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Kaduna Electric Withdraws Services from Three Communities Over Assault on Staff

Kaduna Electric said it has withdrawn electricity services from three communities in Kaduna State over assault meted out on its staff while conducting their lawful official duties. The company’s Head of Corporate Communications, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, disclosed this on Saturday, in a petition to the State Commissioner of Police, Umar Musa-Muri, Abdullahi said the assault, which took place on Feb. 22, at Danbushiya Community, Millennium City, Kaduna, was carried out by an armed group which caused injuries to the company’s Doka Area Manager,  Engr. Asmau Ahmed. "While the company staff were carrying out lawful official duties within the community, a well armed group of thugs and miscreants assaulted our  company staff . The leader of the thugs, who was  holding a shut gun, threat...
Ogun Deputy Speaker Arrested for Breach of Public Peace
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Ogun Deputy Speaker Arrested for Breach of Public Peace

Deputy Speaker for the Ogun State House of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri has been arrested by the police for ''breach of public peace. '' Ogun police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said Kadiri was arrested on charges of alleged assault during the revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress in the state. He was accused of leading hoodlums to the residence of the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, in Oru-Ijebu, Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state where they attacked him and vandalised his House. They also vandalise the residence of a former State Legislator, Adebiyi Odugbesan. Kadiri who has allegedly accused the SSG and Adegbesan of hoarding the registration materials for the ongoing APC registration and revalidation exercise in the state, is be...
Fake Soldier Jailed for Assaulting Task Force Operatives after his Bike Was Seized
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Fake Soldier Jailed for Assaulting Task Force Operatives after his Bike Was Seized

A Lagos State Mobile Court in Oshodi sentenced a 25-year-old man to six weeks in a correctional centre with an option of a fine for impersonation and assault. Kabiru Mohammed was sentenced on Saturday, Feb 20. Mr Mohammed was arrested at the airport area of Lagos, riding a motorcycle painted with the colours of the Nigerian Army uniform and parading himself as a soldier. Taofeek Adebayo, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce), said in a statement that the suspect was arrested along with his commercial motorcycle painted in camouflage after assaulting members of the enforcement team of the agency with other miscreants at Airport Bus-stop along Lagos-Abeokuta Express-way. The statement reads: "Operatives of the ag...
Looting, Deaths As Lagos’ Notorious Gangs Clash Over Assault On Kingpin’s Lover
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Looting, Deaths As Lagos’ Notorious Gangs Clash Over Assault On Kingpin’s Lover

Two rival gangs from Alakuko area of Lagos and Dalemo, a border town between Lagos and Ogun states, held the neighbourhoods to ransom for days last week, unleashing terror without let or hindrance. From last Friday night to Monday afternoon, the warring hoodlums took charge of the communities, killing one another, vandalising shops along their ‘battle ground’ on Alakuko-Agbado Road and stealing goods. Six persons were reportedly feared dead while others sustained varying degrees of injury before a combined team of police and the military were able to restore normalcy. Amid the chaotic scenario and its attendant losses, no one could pinpoint the immediate cause of the mayhem. Many thought it was another dose of deadly violence which has been on in the area for about three years...
Mother Arrested for Brutalizing her Biological Son and Locking him Up for Months
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Mother Arrested for Brutalizing her Biological Son and Locking him Up for Months

A woman has been arrested for allegedly brutalising her son and locking him up for months. The mum identified as Peace Onyebuchi was arrested by the gender unit of Ajangbandi Police Station in Lagos State. Onyebuchi had the boy from a previous relationship but is currently married to another man who is in The Gambia in search of greener pastures. It was alleged by Onyebuchi's neighbours that the mum started beating the young boy since he was four years old. They added that the recent assault lasted for close to two hours, causing the boy to sustain several injuries on his head, face, shoulders, and back, SaharaReporters reports. The incident which occurred at Ekunpa, Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos, was reported to a human rights group, Advocates for Children and Vulnera...
Police and Helicopters swarm Marilyn Manson’s Hollywood Home over ‘Concerns for his Safety’ Following Abuse and Assault Allegations from 11 Women 
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Police and Helicopters swarm Marilyn Manson’s Hollywood Home over ‘Concerns for his Safety’ Following Abuse and Assault Allegations from 11 Women 

LAPD officials swarmed Marilyn Manson's Hollywood Hills home on  Wednesday night over concerns for his safety after 11 women including his ex-girlfriend, actress Evan Rachel Wood came come forward and accused the rocker of abuse and assault. According to TMZ, four police cruisers and an LAPD helicopter were dispatched to the singer's home around 6.00pm to perform a 'welfare check' on the 52-year-old after a concerned friend couldn't get in touch with him. Police later told DailyMail.com they were able to make contact with someone and found there was 'no evidence of any trouble whatsoever' at the property. In the last three days, almost a dozen women have accused Manson, real name Brian Warner, of abuse dating back several years. Hollywood actress,  Evan Rachel Wood ...
Nigerian troops attack Boko Haram in Timbuktu warzone, rescue captives
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Nigerian troops attack Boko Haram in Timbuktu warzone, rescue captives

Nigerian troops have raided a major Boko Haram stronghold known as Timbuktu Triangle. The assault resulted in the rescue of citizens who had been in captivity for uncertained number of weeks. The warzone – comprises Buk, Talala, Gorgi – is within the dreaded Sambisa forest and extends to the Lake Chad axis. The notorious Timbuktu region is so expanse that it has parts in Borno and Yobe States. It had remained impenetrable for years despite efforts by the military in several previous operations. But a clearance operation since last week has finally achieved success. The offensive was carried out by by Sector 2 troops and Special Forces Brigade of the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force. Dozens of terrorists have been eliminated. Several arms, ammuni...
Ibrahim Gambari’s New Insidious Assault On The Media – By Farooq A. Kperogi
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Ibrahim Gambari’s New Insidious Assault On The Media – By Farooq A. Kperogi

It emerged on January 26 that a higher-up in the Buhari regime has instructed Nigeria’s major telecommunicat-ions companies—MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9mobile, etc to block access to the website of the Peoples Gazette, an up-and-coming, uncompromisingly hard-hitting, evidence-based, digital-native investigative news reporting outfit headquartered in Abuja. The news site is reminiscent of the advocatorial, muck-raking editorial temperaments of the New York-based Sahara Reporters in its earliest incarnation. The Peoples Gazette has published PDFs of the illicit financial transactions of Nigeria’s morally decadent political elites and has broken several exclusive, consequential stories that have shaped national discourse. And the paper started publishing only on September 25, 2020, that is, jus...
NSCDC Queries Staff Over Assault Of Journalists At NIMC Office In Abuja
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NSCDC Queries Staff Over Assault Of Journalists At NIMC Office In Abuja

The recent assaults by officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp-NSCDC and SSS officials on photojournalists who were trying to capture the pictures of the crowd at the NIMC headquarters on Wednesday 6th January 2021 has continued to attract several reactions. In line with this, the NSCDC has assured media practitioners of its move to recall and query the officials who were directly involved in the assault. It was reported on Wednesday, that a mammoth crowd of people arrived the office of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to get their ID numbers, only to realise that the the Commission was on strike. The huge crowd of people stood outside for hours and was unattended to, but few persons believed that members of Staff of the commission were yet atten...
Ryan Giggs Will Not Take Charge Of November Games – Wales Football Association
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Ryan Giggs Will Not Take Charge Of November Games – Wales Football Association

Manager Ryan Giggs will not be involved in Wales' three matches in November, with assistant Robert Page taking charge of the team. Giggs has denied an allegation of assault made against him. The 46-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend, several newspapers have reported. "The Football Association of Wales and Ryan Giggs have mutually agreed that he will not be involved in the upcoming international camp," the FAW said. Wales will now announce their squad for games against the United States, the Republic of Ireland and Finland on Thursday. "Our agreed immediate priority is preparing the team for the upcoming international matches," the governing body's statement added. "Robert Page, with Ryan's support, will take charge for the next three match...
Manchester United Legend Ryan Giggs Arrested On Suspicion Of Alleged Assault On Girlfriend
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Manchester United Legend Ryan Giggs Arrested On Suspicion Of Alleged Assault On Girlfriend

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has been arrested on suspicion of an alleged assault on girlfriend Kate Greville. The Sun say that police arrived at Giggs' £1.7 million house in Worsley after 10 pm on Sunday following reports of "a disturbance". Giggs was taken to Pendleton police station, where he was questioned on suspicion of actual body harm and assault. According to the report, police say he was released on bail pending enquiries. A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Police were called at 10.05 pm on Sunday to reports of a disturbance. A woman in her 30s sustained minor injuries but did not require any treatment. "A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of section 47 assault and section 39 common assault." In a brief statement, the Welsh FA said...
Sex-toy-shop assault: Abbo appeals N50m judgement, says offence ‘simple assault’
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Sex-toy-shop assault: Abbo appeals N50m judgement, says offence ‘simple assault’

Adamawa North lawmaker, Senator Elisha Abbo, has appealed the judgment delivered by a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama, ordering him to pay N50m as compensation to Osimibibra Warmate. Abbo was caught on video assaulting Warmate at a sex toy shop in Wuse 2, Abuja in 2019. Although the senator won the criminal case instituted against him by the police before a Chief Magistrate Court in Zuba, Justice Samira Bature of the FCT High Court ruled against him in a separate civil suit instituted by Warmate and ordered him to pay N50m and publish an apology to the applicant. However, the lawmaker has filed a notice of appeal, insisting that the facts of the case disclosed an “alleged tort of simple assault” and not torture or inhuman treatment, hence the fundamental rights p...
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Former Nurse Admits Killing Seven Military Retirees

Reta Mays, a former nursing assistant at a medical center for veterans in West Virginia has pleaded guilty to seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with the intent to commit murder. The 46-year-old woman who appeared before a federal court on Tuesday July 14, pleaded guilty to federal murder charges in connection with a string of insulin deaths at a veterans hospital in West Virginia. Federal prosecutors had alleged that Reta Mays injected lethal doses of insulin into eight veterans at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in rural Clarksburg, causing their blood sugar levels to drop to dangerously low levels. Seven died shortly after. Mays began working at the hospital five years ago and was assigned to work the night shift in Ward 3A. As a nursin...
Girl Commits Suicide Over Continuous Fights with Brother in Lagos
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Girl Commits Suicide Over Continuous Fights with Brother in Lagos

A 20-year-old girl identified as Sherifat Suleiman has reportedly committed suicide over incessant fights with her brother. The incident occurred at about 4pm on Sunday July 12, in Isawo area of Ikorodu, Lagos state.  It was gathered that the deceased who lived in a two-room apartment with her brother, was preparing for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) before taking her life. She reportedly began writhing in pain after ingesting a poisonous substance she bought. Neighbours who found her lying on the floor with whitish discharges from her mouth, said she died while being rushed to the hospital. Vanguard reported that residents of the area said the girl decided to commit suicide when she could no longer withstand the physical and psychological assa...
Man Arrested in Oyo state for Torturing his 7-yr Old Daughter
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Man Arrested in Oyo state for Torturing his 7-yr Old Daughter

A father has been arrested for torturing his 7-year-old daughter over time. The Oyo State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion’s Rapid Response Rescue Team on Sexual, Gender-Based Violence and Child Abuse rescued Antonia Happiness Bassey, 7, who has been a victim of physical abuse, torture and assault by her biological father. Subsequently, the father, Mr Happiness Bassey, was arrested in Ibadan following a report made available to the Rapid Response Rescue Team of the Ministry on Friday, June 19. The state’s Commissioner for Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja, Faosat Sanni, confirmed the incident during a press conference, saying: "We received a report of the incident through a social media handle of someone living in that community on our Ra...
Atlanta Police officer who Shot Rayshard Brooks Charged with Felony Murder
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Atlanta Police officer who Shot Rayshard Brooks Charged with Felony Murder

The white Atlanta police officer, Garret Rolfe who shot and killed a black man, Rayshard Brooks, in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant will face a charge of felony murder and 10 other charges. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Garrett Rolfe, who fired the fatal shots at Rayshard Brooks, could face a possible sentence of life without parole or the death penalty. “We’ve concluded at the time that Mr. Brooks was shot that he did not pose an immediate threat of death,” Howard said. Rolfe, who has since been fired from the police department, was also charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and violations of office, and other offenses punishable by decades behind bar. The other officer, Devin Brosnan, who remains with the Atlanta Police Departme...
Neymar Faces Criminal Complaint Over anti-gay Comment
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Neymar Faces Criminal Complaint Over anti-gay Comment

Brazil and PSG star man, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, is facing criminal complaints over an anti-gay comment on social media. A gay right activist in his home country, filed the suit against the football star, after Neymar called his mother’s boyfriend an anti-gay slur in comments leaked to the media. Activist Agripino Magalhaes, said on Instagram that he planned to press charges against Neymar and his friends for “criminal homophobia, hate speech and death threats” over the comments. Making the confirmation to AFP, the Sao Paulo prosecutor’s office confirmed that it had received the complaint, which it must now examine to decide whether to open a case against the 28-year-old. In the audio recording, Neymar, can be heard using slurs against his mother’s new boyfriend,...
66-year-old Man who Uses Chocolate to Lure Little girls Before Raping them Arrested in Yobe
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66-year-old Man who Uses Chocolate to Lure Little girls Before Raping them Arrested in Yobe

Men of the Yobe state police command have arrested a 66-year-old man, Baba Sahabi, for allegedly raping little girls in the Sabon Gari area in the state. According to residents of the area, Sahabi who resides in the Daban Kare area of Sabon Gari was very friendly with children and used chocolates and sweets to lure little girls into his compound where he would allegedly rape them. A resident of the area said who spoke after his arrest said "He is always buying chocolates daily to use to lure the girls into his compound. The victims who live around his area were sexually abused several times by the randy man. He was said to have been very friendly with children and often offer them sweets. Parents of the victims said that they only discovered about the incident after the girls ...
UNILAG Lecturer Called out for allegedly Raping BOYS – See Leaked Chats
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UNILAG Lecturer Called out for allegedly Raping BOYS – See Leaked Chats

A Nigerian man identified as Engr. Fela who claims to be a lecturer at the University of Lagos, UNILAG, has been called out on Twitter for allegedly raping young boys on campus. It was alleged that the man presents himself as a lecturer at the Business Administration Department of the school and his modus operandi  is to promise to help the young boys secure admission at the University. Some screenshots from alleged victims of the assault were shared on the social media platform, and many of them, aged 15-17, alleged that the man is fond of discussing porn with them and even tells his victims of his sexual escapades with his wife. The man is alleged to have lots of prospective students living with him in his house close to the University environment and he uses the opportunity...
NFL Stars, Deandre Baker and Quinton Dunbar Surrender after Robbery Charge
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NFL Stars, Deandre Baker and Quinton Dunbar Surrender after Robbery Charge

The two NFL stars accused of armed robbery and assault in Miramar, Florida, have turned themselves in. New York Giants cornerback Deandre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar were each charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm Thursday. "Confirming that Deandre Baker and Quinton Dunbar have both turned themselves in (at the Broward County jail). No additional information will be provided at this time," Miramar Police said in a tweet on Saturday night. The players allegedly robbed guests at a Maimi party at gunpoint and left with thousands of dollars in cash and wristwatches worth tens of thousands of dollars, according to arrest warrants issued by the Miramar Police Department. Baker, Dunbar, and a third man then left in high-priced cars (a La...
Man Who Posted Wife’s Battered Face On Facebook Arraigned, Granted N500,000 Bail
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Man Who Posted Wife’s Battered Face On Facebook Arraigned, Granted N500,000 Bail

A Lagos-based man, Sulaiman Maiyegun, aka Afobaje, who allegedly battered his wife and bragged about it on Facebook was on Friday arraigned before the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court on a two-count charge of assault occasioning harm and offensive publication. In her ruling, Magistrate Folake Oshin granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties who must be a cleric and a family member to the defendant. Maiyegun had on May 5 posted to his Facebook account, “I beat my wife and I am waiting for her police because I talked to a woman.” The post was attached with several pictures of the battered woman, identified as Mariam Gabriel, with blood oozing from her forehead. Maiyegun’s action attracted condemnation from many Nigerians on social media. One of his friend...

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