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Chicago rapper G Herbo charged with making false statements to federal agent
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Chicago rapper G Herbo charged with making false statements to federal agent

Chicago rapper G Herbo has been charged in federal court for allegedly making a false statement to a federal agent. Herbert Wright, 25, aka G Herbo, and five co-defendants, were previously indicted for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identify theft. They’re accused of using other people’s information to charge over $1 million to fund a lavish lifestyle over a four-year period. Authorities believe they used the stolen information for private jets and yacht charters, exotic car rentals, luxury hotel, and vacation rental accommodations, private chef and security guard services, designer puppies, limousines, and chauffeur services, commercial airline flights, consumer goods, and meals. On Tuesday, Wright was charged with allegedly making false statements to a federa...
Firing of Atlanta officer ‘Garrett Rolfe’ who shot Rayshard Brooks reversed
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Firing of Atlanta officer ‘Garrett Rolfe’ who shot Rayshard Brooks reversed

The firing of the former Atlanta police officer who’s charged with murder in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks was reversed after a review panel found the city failed to follow its own procedures for disciplinary actions. Garrett Rolfe was fired last June, a day after he shot the Black man in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant. The Atlanta Civil Service Board on Wednesday released its decision on Rolfe’s appeal of his firing. “Due to the City’s failure to comply with several provisions of the Code and the information received during witnesses’ testimony, the Board concludes the Appellant was not afforded his right to due process,” the board said in its decision. “Therefore, the Board grants the Appeal of Garrett Rolfe and revokes his dismissal as an employee of the APD...
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...
Ahmaud Arbery Murder Suspects Charged with Hate Crimes by Justice Department
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Ahmaud Arbery Murder Suspects Charged with Hate Crimes by Justice Department

The three white men charged with the killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery as he jogged through his own Georgia neighborhood in February 2020, have now been charged with federal hate crimes. George McMichael, 65, his son Travis McMichael, 35, and William “Roddie” Bryan, 51, have all been charged with one count of interference with rights and one count of attempted kidnapping according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The two charges accuse the men of interfering with Arbery’s right to use a public street because he was Black. As it relates to the kidnapping claims, TMZ reported that federal agents alleged that the 3 men attempted to unlawfully seize and confine Ahmaud by chasing after him in their trucks. Prosecutors claim they did this in an attempt to restrain him, restrict hi...
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...
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...
Nurse charged for allegedly threatening to kill Kamala Harris
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Nurse charged for allegedly threatening to kill Kamala Harris

A 39-year-old nurse in the US state of Florida has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill US Vice President Kamala Harris. Niviane Petit Phelps was arrested following an investigation by the US Secret Service. Acording to a criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, On March 3, Special Agent David Ballenger was notified of a threat to kill Harris. The threats were sent by Phelps to her incarcerated spouse in Wakulla Correctional Institution via JPay, a computer application that allows sharing of media between non-incarcerated and incarcerated people. A Secret Service special agent assigned to the case obtained the videos and photographs that were sent by Phelps to her spouse. "Niviane Petit Phelps knowi...
Police charge 49-year-old man over racist abuse sent to West Brom midfielder Romaine Sawyers on social media
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Police charge 49-year-old man over racist abuse sent to West Brom midfielder Romaine Sawyers on social media

  A 49-year-old man has been charged by police for allegedly racially abusing West Brom star Romaine Swayers. The suspect, Simon Silwood was arrested back in January by police after the 29-year-old midfielder received a racist message on social media during a 5-0 home defeat by Manchester City at the Hawthorns. The West Midlands Police has confirmed the man from Kingswinford in the West Midlands has been charged and will appear at a magistrates court on 29 April. A statement read: 'We've charged a man after West Bromwich Albion player Romaine Sawyers was racially abused online. 'Simon Silwood is accused of sending an offensive message to the footballer via social media in January of this year. 'The 49-year-old from Kingswinford has been charged under the Comm...
Man Charged with Murder of Millionaire Hotelier Sir Richard Sutton
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Man Charged with Murder of Millionaire Hotelier Sir Richard Sutton

A 34-year-old man has been charged with the murder of millionaire hotelier Sir Richard Sutton. Sir Richard Sutton, one of Britain's richest men who owned a string of top hotels in London, was found stabbed to death at a property near Gillingham, Dorset, on Wednesday, April 7. A woman named Anne Schreiber, 60, was seriously injured in the incident and airlifted to Southmead hospital in Bristol, where she remained in a critical condition. A spokesman for Sir Richard Sutton Ltd named the woman as Anne Schreiber, his partner, and said she was “a hugely important part of Sir Richard’s life”, having cared for him for a “long period”, and wished her “a swift and full recovery”. Thomas Schreiber, from the Gillingham area, has been charged with murder, attempted murder, and dangerou...
Bandits released us on their own – Freed Kaduna student says
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Bandits released us on their own – Freed Kaduna student says

One of the students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Mando, Kaduna State who have been reunited with their families after being freed by bandits, has spoken about how they were freed. Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan who first announced the release of the students had said; “The Nigerian military has informed the Kaduna State Government that five of the many kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna were recovered this afternoon and are presently in a military facility where they are undergoing a thorough medical check-up." Army Spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Yerima Mohammed while speaking about the "rescued" students, said the GOC 1 Division commended the troops for their "effort...
50-year-old Fake Lawyer Arrested in Ogun
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50-year-old Fake Lawyer Arrested in Ogun

A 50 year old man, Azeez Agboola, was on Wednesday, March 31, arrested by men of Ogun state police command, for unlawfully parading himself as a legal practitioner. The suspect, a resident of Oko Afor area of Badagry Lagos state, was arrested while appearing as a counsel before Chief Magistrate B.I Ilo, at the chief magistrate court Agbara. A statement released by the command's spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, states that his presentation in court aroused the suspicion of the chief magistrate who invited the police to arrest him for proper interrogation in order to authenticate his claim of being a lawyer. ''Upon his arrest, the suspect was personally interrogated by the Dpo Agbara division SP Dahiru Saleh, and he confessed that though he read law in the university, he has no...
Man Beats his Wife to Death after Argument Over Pap in Niger state
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Man Beats his Wife to Death after Argument Over Pap in Niger state

The police in Niger state have arrested a 20-year-old man, Lawali Danladi, for allegedly beating his wife, Zulai , to death following an argument over the pap she prepared for him at their home in  Kadaura village in Yakila Gunna district of Rafi LGA. Danladi who was paraded before newsmen at the police command headquarters in Minna, reportedly beat Zulai to a coma. She was rushed to the hospital where she died. Speaking to newsmen, Danladi said that he did not like the way she prepared the pap and in the cause of the argument, things got heated up which made him descend on her and beat her mercilessly. “I never knew she would die. It was just a misunderstanding over mere pap and I did not know that when she fainted, she would not wake up. I should never have beaten her. I regre...
New York state police charges 7 year old boy with rape
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New York state police charges 7 year old boy with rape

The New York State Police has charged a 7 year old boy with rape. The unidentified child, from Brasher Falls near the US-Canada border, was charged with third-degree rape on March 23. Authorities said the incident was first reported on November 26 2020. The little boy has been released and will be tried as a juvenile delinquent according to reports. Under current state law, the minimum age of criminal prosecution is 7 . The incident reportedly occured on Thanksgiving in upstate New York. No further details have been released about the incident . The case will be handled in Family Court, according to the police. It is also not clear what relation, if any, the suspect and the victim are to one another. Anthony Martone, a Queens attorney who handles youth defens...
Nigerian man and his girlfriend arrested for cocaine possession in Thailand
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Nigerian man and his girlfriend arrested for cocaine possession in Thailand

A 36-year-old Nigerian man Michael “Mark” Ikenna, and his Thai girlfriend have been arrested and charged with allegedly possessing and selling cocaine in Banglamung, Thailand. Region 2 Narcotic Suppression officers had received a tip-off from a concerned citizen that the suspects were allegedly selling cocaine in the Pattaya and Bangkok area. The officers captured Ikenna, and Nantana Chiewpanitch, 25, in a sting operation conducted by undercover police who arranged to purchase 10 grams of cocaine in Takhiantia on Friday, March 26. Ikenna was arrested outside his Takhiantia house and 9.8 g. of white powder seized from him. Police found Nantana Chiewpanitch inside the house but she denied involvement with drug dealing, saying she has only known Ikenna for a few months and wo...
Lagos Police Commissioner Visits Family of Man Shot Dead by Police Officer at a Lounge in Lagos
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Lagos Police Commissioner Visits Family of Man Shot Dead by Police Officer at a Lounge in Lagos

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, and the entire management team of the command on Saturday, March 27, paid a condolence visit to the family of one Jelili Bakare that was shot dead by one Insp Jonathan Company on  March 18. The incident occurred at Quinox lounge at Sangotedo, Area of Lagos State, about 11.30pm when the policeman, attached to the Mounted Troop, Force Animal Branch of the Nigeria Police, had an argument with the deceased and shot him dead. Immediately after the incident, the Inspector fled but was eventually arrested by the Divisional Police Officer Ogombo Division, Lagos State. The suspect, Jonathan Company, m, has been moved to the State Criminal Investigation Department for proper investigation on the order of the Commissioner of Po...
Woman Accused of Murdering Abusive Husband is Executed by her Own Daughter
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Woman Accused of Murdering Abusive Husband is Executed by her Own Daughter

A woman killed her own mum as state punishment for "premeditated murder", despite her mum not carrying out the killing. Maryam Karimi was sentenced to death in Iran after her father killed her abusive and violent husband. Though her father was the one that killed her husband, Maryam Karimi was arrested and charged with premeditated murder. She was then sentenced to be executed by her own 29-year-old daughter. Her death in Rasht Central Prison, Iran, is the latest shocking example of the rise in executions enforced in the Islamic Republic. Activist and journalist for Iran International TV described the execution as another "victory for a man" as a woman was encouraged to end her mother's life while her grandfather escaped capital punishment. Maryam’s father is beli...
Phone Scam: Nigerian man arrested in US for allegedly conning 80-year-old woman out of $31,000
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Phone Scam: Nigerian man arrested in US for allegedly conning 80-year-old woman out of $31,000

A Nigerian man, Dexter Enwerem has been arrested in Norwish, Connecticut in connection with an international phone scam crime organization. Enwerem, 34, of 29 Ward St., Norwich, was charged with first-degree larceny and is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond, according to a Norwich Police Department news release Wednesday, March 24. Police began investigating a complaint in September 2020 from someone who said their 80-year-old mother-in-law sent money to “unknown individuals for the benefit of ‘helping the homeless.’” “The victim sent gift cards to suspects totaling $13,500 and an $18,000 money order to a suspect identified as Norwich resident Dexter Enwerem,” the release reads. “After a thorough investigation by Detective Scott Meikle, it was determined Enwerem was part ...
Woman Arraigned for Stealing her Lover’s Mobile Phones after he Refused to give her Transport Fare
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Woman Arraigned for Stealing her Lover’s Mobile Phones after he Refused to give her Transport Fare

A Kenyan woman, Nelius Wangui Mainawas, was brought before a court for allegedly stealing mobile phones from a man she claimed to be her boyfriend. Maina was charged at Makadara law courts on Tuesday, March 23, with stealing two mobile phones belonging to Eric Basweti, but she said that the complainant was her boyfriend. She claimed that she stole his mobile phones to hold it for ransom after he refused to give her transport fare. According to Ms Maina, she travelled from Nakuru to visit Basweti in Nairobi but he declined to give her fare to return home. It was gathered that Ms Maina stole Basweti’s two phones worth Sh37,500 and Sh40,300 at his house in South B estate in Makadara sub county on March 18. The complainant was in the bathroom when the suspect took off wi...
EFCC Docks Two Men over Alleged Internet Fraud in Ibadan
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EFCC Docks Two Men over Alleged Internet Fraud in Ibadan

Two men have been arranged for their alleged involvement in Internet Fraud. The suspects, Aremu Ridwan Kunle and Adegboyega Adisa Adebayo were arraigned on Thursday, March 18 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC before Justice Iyabo Yerima of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan. Aremu was separately charged with eight counts while Adegboyega was docked on a two-count charge. Their charges border on obtaining money under false pretence contrary to Section 1(2) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act. Aremu pleaded ‘guilty’ to counts 1,2,5,7 and 8 and ‘not guilty’ to counts 3, 4 and 6 of his charge, while Adegboyega pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the two counts preferred against h...
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...
Rapper, Rae Sremmurd’s Brother Charged with Murder After he ‘Shot his Own Father’
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Rapper, Rae Sremmurd’s Brother Charged with Murder After he ‘Shot his Own Father’

Michael Sullivan, the brother of American hip-hop duo, Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd has been charged for the murder of their stepfather. District Attorney John Weddle revealed on Wednesday, March 17, that the 19-year-old was charged on Lee Mounty, Mississippi. The indictment was handed down to Sullivan after a grand jury heard evidence about the killing of 62-year-old Floyd Sullivan in January, TMZ reports. Michael faces life in prison if convicted and is still in custody, with no pending court date yet announced. The details surrounding the shooting that took place in Mississippi in January 2020 are still unknown. Officers from the Tupelo Police Department were sent to an address in the 500 block of Lumpkin Avenue at around 9.30pm on January 6 where they ...
Fulani ‘Warlord’, Wakili Charged For Murder, Kidnapping; Remanded In Prison
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Fulani ‘Warlord’, Wakili Charged For Murder, Kidnapping; Remanded In Prison

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday, ordered that alleged notorious Fulani warlord in Ibarapaland, Abdullahi Wakili, 70, be remanded in a correctional facility. The police charged Wakili alongside his sons Abu, 45; and Samaila, 27; as well as Aliyu Manu, 20; with six counts bordering on conspiracy, murder, kidnapping and armed robbery. The Chief Magistrate, Emmanuel Idowu, who did not take plea of the suspects for want in jurisdiction, remanded them in Abolongo Correctional facility in Oyo State. ‌ Idowu ordered the police to return the case file to the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution. He adjourned the matter untill May 17, for mention.
Jury selection paused for ex-cop charged in Floyd’s death
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Jury selection paused for ex-cop charged in Floyd’s death

Jury selection for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death was halted before it began Monday by the state’s effort to add a third-degree murder charge. As hundreds of protesters rallied outside the courthouse to call for Derek Chauvin’s conviction, Judge Peter Cahill said he did not have jurisdiction to rule on whether the third-degree murder charge should be reinstated while the issue is being appealed. Cahill initially ruled jury selection would begin as scheduled, but after prosecutors asked the Court of Appeals to put the case on hold, the judge sent the potential jurors home for the day and the rest of the day was spent ruling on motions. Cahill later said jury selection would resume Tuesday barring an order from the appellate court. There was ...
Transborder Drug Trafficker Arrested With N1bn Worth of Cocaine in Sokoto
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Transborder Drug Trafficker Arrested With N1bn Worth of Cocaine in Sokoto

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Sokoto State have arrested a 36-year-old suspected transborder drug trafficker, Nkem Timothy, alias Auwalu Audu, while trying to cross to Algeria through Niger Republic with 62 wraps of substance suspected to be cocaine. Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Mr Femi Babafemi, who made these known in a statement in Abuja on Sunday February 28, said the substance which weighed 1.550kg, has an estimated street value of about N1 billion. He said the illicit drug was neatly concealed inside yoghurt bottles. Babafemi in the statement said the suspect who resides in Algeria, was intercepted on a motorcycle around the baggage area at Illela border while trying to cross to the Niger Republic. “He was f...
Police Free Abducted Bayelsa Civil Servant, Arrest 2 Suspected Kidnappers
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Police Free Abducted Bayelsa Civil Servant, Arrest 2 Suspected Kidnappers

The Bayelsa state police command has rescued a female civil servant in the state who was abducted by a four-man gang in Yenegoa, the state capital. The police arrested two of the suspected kidnappers who disguised as the state Government Task Force Team, while they were trying to withdraw cash from her account on Friday February 26. Spokesperson of the state police command, Mr. Asinim Butswat said the suspects were arrested following a tip-off. Though two members of the gang escaped, a revolver pistol with three rounds of live ammunition were recovered by the police team which arrested two other members of the gang who have been identified as Headman Eniyi and Ebi Tonbofa. Butswat said; “You will recall that the Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command, CP Mike Okoli,...
Missing Girl, 13, Found in Hotel Room With 22-year-old Man She Met on Snapchat
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Missing Girl, 13, Found in Hotel Room With 22-year-old Man She Met on Snapchat

A missing girl has been found in a hotel room with a 22-year-old man who lured her after meeting her on Snapchat. Tyler Thompson, 22, was arrested by police in Volusia County, Florida, on February 18 after being caught on camera in a dark room, shirtless, with an underage girl. The girl was reported missing by her grandmother at around 6.15pm on Thursday, Feb 18, after she failed to come home after school. Initial investigations determined that a friend of the missing girl said the victim was planning on going to a motel with someone she met online. The friend told police she thought the man’s name started with a T, possibly Tyler, and that he was from Orlando. She said he may have picked up the victim at the Dollar General store in Oak Hill, near Edgewater. Deputy R...
Man Arrested in Imo for Killing Another Man Who Accused him of Sleeping with a Married Woman
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Man Arrested in Imo for Killing Another Man Who Accused him of Sleeping with a Married Woman

Men of the Imo state police command have arrested a man identified as Emeka Ezuruike, a native of Ubommiri in Rivers State, for allegedly killing a 25-year-old man Victor Ikegwuonu who accused him of sleeping with a married woman. According to a statement released by Orlando Ikeokwu, the spokesperson of the command, preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased, Victor Ikegwuonwu, was said to have informed a 52-year-old man, Pa Chijioke Anyiam, that his wife Patience Anyiam, 30 yrs old, was involved in a hot romance with the suspect. ''Sequel to that, Emeka went to see Victor to ask him about the allegation. During the enquiry, both of them got into a serious fight and in the process Emeka Ezuruike stabbed Victor Ikegwuonu with pieces of broken bottles which led to the deat...
French film giant Gerard Depardieu charged with rape
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French film giant Gerard Depardieu charged with rape

French film giant Gerard Depardieu has been charged with rape and sexual assault, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday, the latest in a string of such allegations against prominent figures in France. Depardieu, one of the most famous actors of his generation, is accused of assaulting and raping an actress in her 20s in 2018. An initial investigation into the rape accusations against the 72-year-old Depardieu was dropped in 2019 for lack of evidence. But it was reopened last summer, leading to criminal charges being filed in December, the judicial source said. The actress accuses Depardieu of having raped and assaulted her at his Parisian home on two separate occasions in August 2018. Depardieu's lawyer Herve Temime told AFP that the actor, who is free but under judicial...
Two Notorious Criminals Arrested on Their Way to Blow up Oil Pipelines in Edo
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Two Notorious Criminals Arrested on Their Way to Blow up Oil Pipelines in Edo

Men of the Anti-kidnapping and Cybercrime Unit of the Edo State Police Command have arrested two notorious criminals on its most wanted list. The suspects, Samson Ibiweh and Philip Chirer, were arrested along Ofunama Road in Ovia South-West local government area of Edo state while on their way to Ofunama forest to blow up the Petroleum Pipelines to enable them to siphon the products for sale. According to Standard Gazette crime correspondent, Festus Alenkhe, the suspects had Snatched an AK49 military rifle with ammunition from military personnel operating in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region. Alenkhe said that one of the suspects Samson Ibiweh belonged to a gang that earlier kidnapped a prominent Oil worker along Siluko Road in Benin city, EDO State. The operation which took place ...
20 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Imo State
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20 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Imo State

Twenty suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by the operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The suspects were arrested on Friday, February 12, 2021, at New Owerri, Eminike Estate, Norble Abode, Owerri, Imo State. The suspects are: Onyebuchi Victor,  Isreal Victor,  Emeka Clinton, Stanley Uche,  Onyemachi Stanley,  Ikechukwu Agbalieze, Franklin Ugoegbu, Nze Collins, Nwokoro Santus, and Agocha Johnson. Others are: Oscar Anumata, Emeka Clinton Nkeoga, Ogwu Chukwu Akagha Marvis, Victor Obioha, Charles Onymesi, Awunnaya Victor, Henry Stephni, Jerrard Uwaima, Franklin Uzoma and Obidike Abuchi. In a statement, the agency said the recovered from the suspects: Forty (40) mobile phones, seventeen (17) laptops of d...
24 Pregnant Women and 11 Children Rescued from Baby Factory in Calabar
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24 Pregnant Women and 11 Children Rescued from Baby Factory in Calabar

A security outfit, Operation Akpakwu which was set up by the Cross River State Government has rescued 24 pregnant women and 11 children from a suspected baby factory in Calabar, the state's capital. Handing over the rescued victims to the officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Officer Commanding 13 Brigade Provost of the Nigerian Army, Stanley Ikepeme who represented 13 Brigade Commander, Brigadier-General Mohammed Abdullahi disclosed that two suspects were arrested. NAPTIP official, Oba Jacobs who received the victims said the suspects will be investigated and charged to court.
Man Charged with Murder of Filipina Model who was Found Dead in a River 
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Man Charged with Murder of Filipina Model who was Found Dead in a River 

A 24-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a Filipina model who was found dead in River Severn in Worcester. Charles Byrne, 24, was charged with murder and attempted murder after the body of the woman, named locally as Christina Rowe, was found in Worcester,  West Mercia police said on Thursday night.   The model was last seen on Monday receiving a parcel from a postman and is said to have been 'really chipper and happy'. On Wednesday night January 10, she was pulled from the icy waters.   Byrne has been remanded in custody and will appear at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on Friday.     Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Dean Jones said earlier: 'Unfortunately, we have located the body of a woman in h...
Kano Court Sentences Civil Servant to Five Years Imprisonment over N500k fraud
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Kano Court Sentences Civil Servant to Five Years Imprisonment over N500k fraud

A Kano State High Court has sentenced Mohammed Ibrahim Hassan, a staff of the Kano State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA) to 5 years jail term for defrauding the State Government of N513, 445. Hassan was charged by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on a 4-count charge of allegedly forging a treasury receipt of the Kano State Government, with the intent to support a claim of refunding the said amount to the State Government. The Prosecution told the court that the offence violated Section 25 (1)(a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, punishable under Section 25 (1)(b) of the same Act, as well as Section 363 of the Penal Code, Cap 105 Laws of Kano State,  punishable under Section 364 of the sam...
Former Trump Aide Arrested for Participating in Child Porn Distributing Eing
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Former Trump Aide Arrested for Participating in Child Porn Distributing Eing

A former digital strategist for the Senate Republican Conference,  who helped design social media aides for Donald Trump's reelection campaign, has been charged with distributing child pornography. Ruben Verastigui, 27, was charged with distributing child pornography after he was arrested last Friday, according to a release from the Metropolitan Police Department. 'Between March 2020 and February 2021, an investigation revealed the suspect distributed, received, and possessed images of child pornography,' the release states. Verastigui, who posted a photo of himself at the White House just two months ago, worked for the Senate Republican Conference until July 2020, according to his LinkedIn. The investigation into his alleged offenses took place while he was still working for ...
Two off-Duty Virginia Police officers arrested and charged for their roles in the U.S. Capitol riot
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Two off-Duty Virginia Police officers arrested and charged for their roles in the U.S. Capitol riot

Two off-duty police officers in Virginia have been arrested and charged in connection to the deadly breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Rocky Mount Police officers Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson were arrested Wednesday January 13, after they were photographed inside the Capitol making an obscene gesture in front of the John Stark statute, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced. In a photo included as an exhibit in the criminal complaint, the men were seen posing in front of the statue with their fingers raised. A social media post was also included in the complaint. In the post, Robertson said “CNN and the Left are just mad because we actually attacked the government who is the problem and not some random small business ... The right IN ONE DAY...
Nigerian Woman Charged To Court For Murdering 4-year-old Son In UK
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Nigerian Woman Charged To Court For Murdering 4-year-old Son In UK

A Nigerian woman has been charged with murdering her four-year-old son in the UK, a court has heard. Oluwakemi Badare, 36, is accused of killing Kingswealth Bayode at her home in Plumstead, south-east London by allegedly drowning him in a bath. The child was reportedly discovered "lifeless" on Sunday, December 27. Badare, who is being held at Bronzefield Prison was represented by a lawyer for the 10-minute administrative hearing at the Old Bailey last week. The court was told that emergency services were called to the address in Invermore Place on Sunday shortly before 8am, where the boy was found dead. Badare was arrested at the scene and taken into custody before being charged. She subsequently appeared at Bromley Magistrates' Court on Monday and was remanded in custod...
Teen Charged With Murder Of Nigerian Rapper Abiola Akerele aka ‘Nayta The King’
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Teen Charged With Murder Of Nigerian Rapper Abiola Akerele aka ‘Nayta The King’

An 18-year-old young man Rayhan Ali has been charged with the murder of Nigerian rapper Abiola Akerele aka Nayta The King in London. The rapper was fatally stabbed during a fight at about 3.20pm (GMT) in Stondon Walk, East Ham on December 29, London Metropolitan Police said on its website. The police said a special post-mortem examination established the cause of the 28-year-old’s death to be a stab wound to the heart. Mr Ali was arrested around 11pm (GMT) on the same day at an address in Newham on suspicion of murder and charged with murder on Friday. He was due to appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, police said. Detective Joanna Yorke from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Homicide) said, “Our investigation is continuing at pace and we are wor...
Embattled Kannywood actress Rahama Sadau charged for blasphemy, to appear in court Monday
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Embattled Kannywood actress Rahama Sadau charged for blasphemy, to appear in court Monday

The embattled Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, was on Saturday charged for blasphemy and will be appearing in a sharia court in Kaduna on Monday over allegations of blasphemy leveled against her after sharing racy photos on social media. Rahama Sadau is allegedly under police investigation after the open back photos she shared triggered blasphemous comments. It was gathered that the investigation is linked to the blasphemous comment on the Holy Prophet Mohammed the racy photos incited. According to a press release signed by Lawal Muhammad Gusau on behalf of the Concerned and Peace-Loving Muslim Ummah, listed some conditions that must be met before she defends herself. It was also noted that the case against her “is a matter relating to the Hadiths of the Prophet and the Glo...
Dad kills wife and two sons‘ because he had a headache and was tired of them yelling’
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Dad kills wife and two sons‘ because he had a headache and was tired of them yelling’

A dad allegedly killed his wife and two teenage sons "because he had a headache and was tired of them yelling." James Lee Webb, 57, was arrested and charged with capital murder after calling the cops on himself on Monday. Webb and his wife, Victoria Ronack Bunton, began arguing at around 10am this morning after he complained of having a headache and that her sons, aged 13 and 16, were being too loud, according to the affidavit. During the argument Webb allegedly produced a handgun and shot Bunton, before killing both of the teenagers. Webb waited one hour and then called 911 and confessed, the document states. When cops arrived they took him into custody. When he was later interviewed, Webb allegedly told a detective that he was tired of his family yelling at him and tel...
Teenager Kyle Rittenhouse arrested, charged for Kenosha shootings
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Teenager Kyle Rittenhouse arrested, charged for Kenosha shootings

Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was arrested Wednesday in connection with shooting three protesters — two of whom have died — in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night, The New York Times and USA Today reported. The teenager, who was armed with an AR-15, is from Antioch, Illinois, and crossed state lines to stand guard outside businesses during unrest stemming from the police shooting of Jacob Blake days earlier. He was taken into custody in and will be charged with first-degree intentional homicide, USA Today's Nick Penzenstadler tweeted. https://twitter.com/npenzenstadler/status/1298667368554606593?s=20 Protesters from Wisconsin and surrounding states took to the streets over the past three nights, enraged over the shooting of Jacob Blake and Black people dying at the hands of the...
Ten Nigerian Pirates Charged with Hijacking Chinese Ship
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Ten Nigerian Pirates Charged with Hijacking Chinese Ship

10 suspected Nigerian pirates have been charged with hijacking a Chinese fishing vessel, FV Hai Lu Feng II in international waters off Cote D’Ivoire. The suspects who were arraigned on Monday July 13 by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), were identified as Frank Abaka, Jude Ebaragha, Shina Alolo, Joshua Iwiki, David Akinseye, Ahmed Toyin, Shobajo Saheed, Adekole Philip, Matthew Masi and Bright Agbedeyi. Prosecution counsel Laraban Magaji said the incident which occurred in May this year, violated Section 3 of Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences Act, 2019 and was punishment under Section 2 of the same Act. Magaji said; “While armed with weapons, committed an illegal act of violence against the crew on board FV Hai Lu Feng II belonging t...
Hushpuppi is  not Guilty, Runs a Legitimate Business” – His Legal Representatives told Forbes
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Hushpuppi is not Guilty, Runs a Legitimate Business” – His Legal Representatives told Forbes

Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi is not guilty of the charges against him and he was running a legitimate business, his legal team, Gal Pissetzky of Pissetzky & Berliner, told Forbes. According to Forbes, Abbas’ lawyer said his client is “an entrepreneur” who made his money legitimately through “real estate” and his work “promoting brands” as an “Instagram personality.” According to Forbes, Mr Abbas’s legal representative, Gal Pissetzky of Pissetzky & Berliner, told Forbes that his client [Hushpuppi] is “Absolutely not guilty of [the] charges they are accusing him of,” adding, “[Abbas] was running a legitimate business and a very legitimate Instagram account and did not take part in any scam or fraud.” Asked how Abbas paid for his lifestyle, Pis...
Rayshard Brooks Shooting: Trump Says Police not being Treated Fairly
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Rayshard Brooks Shooting: Trump Says Police not being Treated Fairly

President Donald Trump has reacted to the shooting at Rayshard Brooks which led to an Atlanta police officer, Garrett Rolfe being charged with felony murder on Wednesday June 17. Though Prosecutors said Brooks posed no threat when he was gunned down and that the white officer kicked him and offered no medical treatment as he laid dying on the ground, Trump insisted that the police has not been treated fairly as no one should "resist a police officer”. Speaking on a Fox interview, the US President also said he heard an explanation from Rolfe’s lawyer that the officer heard a sound like a gunshot and saw a flash in front of him. He said; “I don’t know that I would have necessarily believed that, but I will tell you, that’s a very interesting thing and maybe that’s so. They ar...
US actor, Danny Masterson Charged with Raping Three Women at his Hollywood Hills home
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US actor, Danny Masterson Charged with Raping Three Women at his Hollywood Hills home

American actor, Danny Masterson, best known for his role on the hit series That '70s Show', has been charged with raping three women. The 44-year-old was arrested at 11:30 a.m. PT on Wednesday,  June 17, and released shortly before 3 p.m. PT on a $3.3 million bail, according to information available on the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department website. Authorities say Masterson, who is charged by his full name Daniel Peter Masterson, is accused of raping a 23-year-old woman between January and December 2001. He also allegedly raped a 28-year-old woman in April 2003 and a 23-year-old woman sometime between October and December of that year, a press release from the District Attorney's Office said. All of the alleged crimes took place at Masterson's Hollywood Hills home, autho...
Ex-Minneapolis cop told other officers ‘you shouldn’t do this’ during George Floyd’s arrest, lawyer says
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Ex-Minneapolis cop told other officers ‘you shouldn’t do this’ during George Floyd’s arrest, lawyer says

One of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death tried to warn his fellow officers during the arrest, his attorney claimed in court Thursday. The man, J. Alexander Kueng, hadn't yet completed his third full shift as a police officer when the deadly arrest occurred, his attorney, Tom Plunkett, claimed. Plunkett said Kueng told his fellow officers as they were detaining Floyd, "You shouldn't do that." Lane was also new to the job, having been on the force for only four days when the incident occurred, his attorney, Earl Gray, claimed. Gray said Lane twice asked Chauvin, a training officer, "Shall we roll him over?" He also expressed concern that Floyd may be in "delirium," Gray said. "What is my client supposed to do other than follow what the training o...
George Floyd’s Death: Derek Chauvin’s Charge Upgraded to 2nd-Degree Murder, 3 Other Minneapolis Officers Charged
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George Floyd’s Death: Derek Chauvin’s Charge Upgraded to 2nd-Degree Murder, 3 Other Minneapolis Officers Charged

Minnesota Attorney General, Keith Ellison is increasing charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder in George Floyd’s killing and also charging the other three officers involved in the incident following calls for their arrest. The three other ex-officers involved in the killing are Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng. US Senator, Amy Klobuchar made the announcement in a tweet. The official announcement is expected to be made soon, more than a week after Floyd was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis, sparking nationwide protests against police violence against black citizens. Derek Chauvin, who had his knee pressed into Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, had previously been charged with third-degree murd...
Police Officer, Derek Chauvin Charged With Murder Of George Floyd Moved To Max-security Prison
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Police Officer, Derek Chauvin Charged With Murder Of George Floyd Moved To Max-security Prison

The former Minneapolis PD officer, Derek Chauvin charged with the murder of George Floyd -- has a new jail cell for now ... he's been transferred to a maximum-security prison. Chauvin's been sent to the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights near the city of Stillwater, after spending part of Sunday at the Hennepin County Jail. It's protocol for inmates to get new mug shots when they're transferred. The ex-cop was originally held at the Ramsey County Jail after being arrested Friday and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death. According to the Department of Corrections ... the Oak Park Heights prison is the highest custody level in Minnesota's system, and several inmates -- like Chauvin -- need a higher level of security. DOC Commissio...
Update: George Floyd And Minneapolis Police Officer Charged With His Death Both Worked At Same Nightclub In 2019
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Update: George Floyd And Minneapolis Police Officer Charged With His Death Both Worked At Same Nightclub In 2019

Both George Floyd and Derek Chauvin, the police officer who knelt on his neck, worked as security for the same club but may not have known each other, according to a former nightclub owner in Minneapolis. Maya Santamaria, who used to run El Nuevo Rodeo Club, told local news that the two men were in her employment throughout last year. “Chauvin was our off-duty police for almost the entirety of the 17 years that we were open,” said Santamaria. “They were working together at the same time — it’s just that Chauvin worked outside and the security guards were inside.” For the reason that they worked in different quarters at the nightclub, Santamaria believes “if they would have crossed paths, it would probably not have been something they remembered.” In a related development, B...
Derek Chauvin, The Policeman Who Killed George Floyd Charged With Murder
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Derek Chauvin, The Policeman Who Killed George Floyd Charged With Murder

The Minneapolis policeman accused of killing unarmed African-American George Floyd by kneeling on his neck was taken into custody Friday and charged with third-degree murder, officials said. Derek Chauvin is one of four officers who were fired shortly after an explosive video emerged showing a handcuffed Floyd lying on the street as an officer identified as Chauvin pinned his knee to Floyd’s neck for at least five minutes on Monday. The death of the 46-year-old Floyd has sparked days of sometimes violent demonstrations in Minneapolis and other US cities over police brutality against African-Americans. So far, hundreds of shops have been damaged and a police station set on fire.“Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is in custody,” Hennepin County prosecutor Mike Freeman ...

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